Microsoft Live Meeting Channels Company's Unwillingness To Discuss Opening Up

from the let-the-technology-do-the-work-for-you dept

A bunch of security companies have been complaining lately that Microsoft hasn't been particularly open lately with them and how they can integrate with Microsoft's latest operating system, Vista. Microsoft finally decided to respond and set up an online briefing, using their ever popular "Live Meeting" offering... except Live Meeting proceeded to kick out a bunch of the participants fifteen minutes in and wouldn't let them back in. It's obviously just a technology screwup, but considering the accusations of Microsoft not being open enough, it does seem particularly amusing that they'd screw up in such a manner. Perhaps the technology just sensed Microsoft's desire not to be so open. They say technology should help you achieve your goals, and perhaps Microsoft inadvertently succeeded.

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    Kyros, Oct 19th, 2006 @ 3:06pm

    and to the story - thats just plain crappy and wrong and i doubt thats a software issue. Microsoft has always been a lockbox, thats just how they operate.

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    Sohrab, Oct 19th, 2006 @ 3:31pm

    It might not matter much but in a year, with virus's are running all over the field, MS is gonna wish they had let McFee and Symantec and TrendMicro do something about Vista

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    Your Mom, Oct 19th, 2006 @ 3:41pm

    Ironic, ain't it?

    Actually, it isn't. But whatever.

    I just think it's interesting that Microsoft would put a meeting like this off, and then risk screwing it up like they did. With half the world using XP and more and more planning to switch to Vista, it'd seem to me like they'd want the security companies onboard right away. I doubt the hackers that are going to make the Viruses are going to wait...

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    The Toe, Oct 19th, 2006 @ 4:08pm

    Re: Sohrab

    They don't need the Anti-Virus folks any more since they have their own product line; Windows Live One Care. They just don't give up the code and everyone that uses Vista has to use Msft One Care. It's all planned out. Come on everybody jump on board this train heading straight to hell.

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    u no, Oct 19th, 2006 @ 4:14pm

    screw it

    All technology companies are "lockboxes". In the words of 2Pac, "Thats just the way it is." Sometimes reality sucks, but it's better that living in a made up world.

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    Eric Williams, Oct 19th, 2006 @ 4:30pm

    Today in my engineering design class we spent more time on Intellectual Property rights than we did on the entire engineering design process. And lectures are based straight off the text book, and the text-book is pretty standard.

    Take the limit as engineers approach lawyers, and you get Microsoft.

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    Anonymous Coward, Oct 19th, 2006 @ 4:39pm


    riight. cause everything is a conspiracy *rolls eyes*

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    Stu, Oct 19th, 2006 @ 5:55pm


    Lighten up. It's just funny - that's all.

    Of course, maybe you should look under your bed - just to be sure the bogey man isn't hiding there, right?

    Lighten up. It's just funny - that's all.

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