Ahead of Microsoft’s massive partner conference next week, partners were protesting a new policy that would charge them for using the tech titan’s software to run their own businesses.
A Microsoft exec had told Business Insider that the company couldn’t afford to supply their partners with software anymore in a cloud-first world and that they’d need to pay up “just like every other customer.”
But as the controversy and protests grew, with over 6,000 people signing an internet petition, Microsoft bowed to the pressure and reversed course.
The company will not start charging its partners to use its software, a vice president said in a blog post.
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After some 6,000 people signed an Internet petition in a matter of day angrily demanding that Microsoft not take away a valuable perk — resellers’ rights to use Microsoft software — Microsoft has bowed to the pressure and reversed course.
On Friday, the day before its annual partners conference, where thousands of partners will descend on Las Vegas to learn how they can make money by helping the tech giant sell its wares, Microsoft cancelled the policy.
The company had been planning on doing away with the perk that …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Tech