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Ballmer hails services death and glory for partners

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| Steve Ballmer has told Microsoft partners not to fear a future where software
| is delivered as a service, even though some will end up as road kill in the
| migration online.
|
| [...]
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| It was a cold message of inevitability from a man who last year dismissed
| as "naive" those who believed software as a service (SaaS) would supplant
| client-based computing, while also calling those who dismissed online
| services as "troglodytes".
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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/07...ners_services/

The same man who called a certain thing "cancer", later adopted it and called
it #1 competitor.


Related:

Microsoft to partners: It's time to change

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| Aiming to rally its partners around the reality of hosted software, Microsoft
| Chief Operating Officer Kevin Turner told them it was a matter of financial
| life and death.
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http://news.zdnet.com/2100-3513_22-6195764.html
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