Wow.. what is the world coming too… now I have to pay $1995 USD to read a Gartner Report in which Microsoft supposedly announce that they will not continue on with ForeFront TMG aka ISA Server anymore… I would have thought that such an announcement would be made to their channel partners via a blog post or something, but no… I need to pay $1995 to see this critical piece of information. Where am I finding this out? From a fellow MVPs blog of course.
I’ve been a staunch Microsoft supporter for many years now, but the decisions and methods Microsoft are using to communicate product direction is just plain infuriating indeed. One wonders just how they continue to lead the market… oh wait… maybe they are not doing such a good job after all…
How can we partners plan our customers security infrastructures when we don’t get informed of such critical decisions as this? Do Microsoft leave us wide open and looking foolish as a result?
Microsoft / Mr Ballmer – please wake up… please involve your channel partners in your direction. Please don’t continue this solitary march to everything cloud in the belief it is the solution to the worlds problems… it’s not. You are not… and I worry that you will wake up too late to that realisation.