Microsoft often makes great tools to solve problems that Microsoft frameworks often bring into existence – like a drug company that also manufactures sickness. Many Microsoft tools appear impressive because of the magnitude of the problems that they solve. — Scott Bellware
Microsoft in general has an amazing capacity to state blatantly: “That stuff we sold you last year was total crap but please trust next year’s product.” Read some magazines or books published by Microsofties and you’ll see what I mean. Don Box is playing that same game here: “SOAP was crap. XML Schema was crap. WSDL was crap. But trust us, we know what we’re doing now.” They can’t afford to learn the lesson about premature standardization because they can’t afford to slow the revenue stream (and “thought leadership”) generated by technology churn. — Paul Prescod
After using Microsoft products for about seven years, I’m just about burnt out. It was a good ride and it probably made more sense towards the beginning… but it is getting harder and harder to endure each successive turn of the crank.