• Subject: RE: Microsoft-AS/400 Story True
  • From: "Graves, Chuck" <cgraves@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 17 Nov 2000 11:11:34 -0800
  • Importance: medium

i have heard that they have outsourced the applications to SOMEONE ELSE, who 
uses as400's...so they can say truely that Microsoft does not own an as/400.

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-midrange-l@midrange.com On Behalf Of
awoodie@midrangecomputing.com
Sent: Thursday, November 16, 2000 4:15 PM
To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
Subject: RE: Microsoft-AS/400 Story True


Ted,
Microsoft vehemently denies that they have any AS/400s anymore (or use any
applications that run on AS/400s), and is pressing hard to get a correction
or a retraction in SHOWCASE. Please contact me if you have any useful
information regarding the validity of the rumors, or if you know them to be
false.

Alex Woodie
Products Editor
Midrange Technology SHOWCASE
760-931-8615 ext. 137
awoodie@midrangecomputing.com
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-----Original Message-----
From: owner-midrange-l@midrange.com
[mailto:owner-midrange-l@midrange.com]On Behalf Of Ted Barry
Sent: Thursday, November 16, 2000 3:50 PM
To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
Subject: Microsoft-AS/400 Story True


In the November 2000 Issue of Showcase Magazine, article "IBM's Frank
Soltis, Uncensored", Frank confirms the rumors we've heard about
Microsoft trying to get rid of it's 23 AS/400s.

According to Frank, Microsoft planned to unplug its AS/400s and power
up 1,200 NT servers it needed to replace them.  But things didn't quite go
as planned.  "They found they couldn't make it work.  Today, one year
after unplugging their AS/400s, they're back on the AS/400."
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