Microsoft has appointed a new executive to persuade business customers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa to choose its software over open-source alternatives.
Ashim Pal on Monday became Microsoft's senior director of EMEA platform strategy, having previously worked as vice president of technology research services at the Meta Group. ...
Pal claimed that he would be instructing the Microsoft sales teams "not to tell stories against competitors" but instead to focus on meeting customer needs.
Interesting move for a respected META analyst.  What will be especially interesting, given the visibility of his new job, is whether his written work at META will stand in contrast to newly espoused viewpoints.  And how that fits with the last sentence from the quote above.
Link: News.com: Microsoft exec takes aim at open source >

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