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Dev leaks details of Microsoft's upcoming plans

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 12 Apr 2012 22:20 User comments (3)

Dev leaks details of Microsoft's upcoming plans Microsoft developer Maarten Visser has leaked a roadmap for the company's software that covers the next two year's of releases.
Visser is the CEO of Meetroo, a cloud developer consultantcy.

The images show launch dates for Office 15, updates to Windows Phone and Internet Explorer 10.

Microsoft confirmed the images and responded: "We often provide forward-looking information to our partners and customers under our confidentially agreements with them. This information contains our best estimates and is, in no way, final or definitive."

Visser, a day after the tweets, released a YouTube video explaining why he "leaked" the pics, saying he did not do so with malicious intent: "I love Microsoft and the products they are producing. I have been evangelizing SharePoint since Microsoft produced the first beta in early 2000. For this reason I really hope my actions won't bring any damage to the company I love and might even have some positive effects to the partner eco-model (especially smaller ISV's who are betting their whole lives Microsoft add-ons.)"

Check the pics here: Flickr

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3 user comments

113.4.2012 9:59

Funny how when people breach privacy and confidentiality agreements, they dont call it a breach of contract, but a 'leak'.
This guy has probably screwed his relationship with Microsoft and is now a**-licking so they will forgive him.

I know this is not exactly earth shattering info he leaked, but where is the respect for contracts and confidentiality these days. Unless info is leaked for the 'public good' - eg corporate cover ups, whistlebowers, etc - then people should respect the confidentiality agreements they signed.

213.4.2012 13:52
SmaryJerry
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Originally posted by ChikaraNZ:
Funny how when people breach privacy and confidentiality agreements, they dont call it a breach of contract, but a 'leak'.
This guy has probably screwed his relationship with Microsoft and is now a**-licking so they will forgive him.

I know this is not exactly earth shattering info he leaked, but where is the respect for contracts and confidentiality these days. Unless info is leaked for the 'public good' - eg corporate cover ups, whistlebowers, etc - then people should respect the confidentiality agreements they signed.
If he did have an NDA in place with Microsoft, he is in deep shit legally.

313.4.2012 18:45

Just wanted some attention. Damn idiot.

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