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Microsoft gently reminds employees to steer clear of iPad purchases on the company's dime

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Microsoft gently reminds employees to steer clear of iPad purchases on the company's dime
Microsoft’s Sales, Marketing, Services, IT & Operations Group (SMSG) sounds like a huge department and whatever it decides internally is likely affecting tens of thousands of employees. SMSG has recently issued some internal memos aiming to remind Microsoft's sales and marketing peeps they should be using Microsoft products, not some wimpy tablets or laptops with half-bitten fruits on the back.

This has been a Microsoft policy for a while - not to allow anything but the good ol' Wintel machines or Windows Phones be puchased on the company's expense. That's alright - we aren't exactly imagining Apple employees running around armed with PCs and Nokia Lumias in their turn.

Alain Crozier, Microsoft's CFO of Worldide Sales&Marketing, has allegedly detailed the request in this internal email:

Asked for confirmation on the above policy, Microsoft has neither confirmed nor denied it, but we'd wager to guess it is a daily routine at Redmond for expense invoices to get tossed in the bin when they contain "Apple" in them, even when coming from the company's cafeterias.

source: ZDNet

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