violation of policy?
Perhaps he refused to use Vista?
Microsoft has fired its chief information officer (CIO) barely two years after he was appointed to the post. Stuart Scott was cut loose following an investigation into a "violation of company policies". Microsoft is not saying anything more on the matter. Scott joined Microsoft in July 2005, reporting to chief operating …
It is well known that Microsoft doesn't eat its own dog food. They used to produce all their own internal software for their day to day running, but found that it was cheaper and easier to buy software for these tasks (what does that tell you about their products?).
You seriously think for one minute that they store the Windows source code in SourceSafe? of course not, Perforce is the tool of choice here.
Wasn't there an MS policy on retention of email? Something like it had to be deleted within 3 days (maybe a teensy bit more but not much). Presumably they can't afford the storage space, 'cos it couldn't possibly be because they got scared that the next round of toothless anti-trust investigators might actually find undeniable evidence of a smoking gun sometime, right?
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Bill : We MUST sell more Vista even though no one like to use it, its slow, buggy and most difficult to use
CIO : I disagree, if Vista is crap, we should extend XP for another 10 years and keep updating it until Vista is ready
Bill : You are fired !!!!
ps, I installed Office 2007 on a new workstation yesterday, and boy, it took me a while just to find where the PRINT icon or File/Print is, is this progress ? the bars were full of colorful icons, but all I really wanted is the print option.
Actually, there's a lot of Linux that is supported at Microsoft. Yes, believe it or not, Linux is an actual test platform for some of the products.
What did he do? If Microsoft isn't saying and he isn't saying, there's no way to know. Anyways, it wasn't for open source or using a Mac or anything like that.