April 28, 2003 at 6:51 pm | blabbing.

I wonder if EMC realizes that this will end up just like all other Microsoft partnerships ( Netscape, Real, Liquid Audio, Sun, Sendo, ) They will give Microsoft the opening they need in the storage industry along with code and know-how. Then Microsoft will turn around and use this to build another business unit for themselves while pillaging personnel and expertise from EMC and then turn around sever the relationship. Microsoft will take as many leads, customers, programmers, and code that they can and then throw a mob of lawyers at the eventual lawsuit that EMC will file. Microsoft will then use the expertise and code that they have sucked out of EMC to take the high end storage business away from them and then start the eventual hobbleware patches that will make it hard for EMC’s storage software to work with Windows Server 20xx.