A customer recently sent me a long list of questions with a generally skeptical tone. Since I spent a good deal of time generating a written response, I thought it would be useful to share it with readers of this blog.
Note that this is my representation of Microsoft’s history and policies, based on many years as a Microsoft-focused customer, teacher, writer, and now as a Microsoft employee. Any errors are mine alone, and I would appreciate you pointing them out to me.
Questions for Microsoft
Platform Independence and Portability
Time to Market and Tool Set Productivity
Scalability and Performance
Maintainability and Complexity
Longevity of Product and Company