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The headline is “Security rivals shut out of Microsoft meeting”. 

This meeting was under NDA, so what was actually discussed I can’t say. 

However, the not-secret part of it was that someone at Microsoft accidently sent out the LiveMetting presentation invites as “presenter”, which if you’ve ever used LiveMeeting, is an invitation to chaos.  Realizing their error, the meeting was rescheduled for 30 minutes later, and that didn’t all come together, because the meeting had been originally setup to end at 12:30, so we were promptly all kicked off.  Finally at 12:45 EDT the meeting went as planned.  Those who missed this meeting will have the ability to view another later today.

While I have my disagreements with Microsoft on the PatchGuard issue, I must defend them in this instance. It was a case of a few honest mistakes made by well-intentioned people, probably working under a tremendous amount of stress. No big deal people.  Like I’ve never made a few honest mistakes in putting together a presentation?

Alex Eckelberry


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