According to an internal email revealed over the web recently, Microsoft has decided to stop spending the company's funds on its rival's products.
The initiative comes from Microsoft's Sales, Marketing, Services, IT, & Operations Group (SMSG), who announced that the company is not going to purchase Apple products, particularly Macs and iPads.
The alleged email was published on ZDNet and points out that "In the US (the company) will be turning off the Apple products from the Zones Catalog next week, which is the standard purchasing mechanism for these products."
The rule applies outside the US too and all the regional subsidiaries must work out the financial details and process to exclude Apple products from the purchase lists. The mail, which is still unconfirmed, seems to be signed by Alain Crozier, CFO of Worldwide Sales, Marketing & Services Group.
Microsoft's Sales, Marketing, Services, IT, & Operations Group has over 46,000 employees all around the world. Despite the company's claim that "the current purchase levels are low" it is intriguing to think how much genuine anticipation was in the Microsoft headquarters before the new iPad was introduced and how much disappointment will fill the air now.