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Stop assuming such evil intent!

Wow, everyone is assuming such evil intent on Microsoft's part! That's not the Microsoft way.

The Microsoft way is:

- Decide to change the web interfaces every few months, especially rearranging all the menus every time.

- Decide that git and http aren't the best interfaces. Come out with new mandatory interfaces and APIs and associated client tools.

- Add significant new capabilities. And introduce lots of bugs. Don't fix the bugs.

- A year later change the APIs again.

- Bind all the interfaces to Microsoft single-login services. But don't provide fully functional account management.

- Change the APIs again.

- Wonder where everyone went.

- Decide the level of interest no longer warrants focus on that business. Cancel it.

No evil intent necessary.

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