I actually laughed out loud when I read this headline:
Microsoft have a well known history of being open and honest about competitors — or their lack of openness and honesty. I seem to remember the last advert I saw promoting Microsoft software over Linux was comparing the cost of a normal PC server running Windows and a Linux mainframe computer. Not exactly a like for like comparison; rather than apples and oranges it is more like apples and small family hatchbacks.
So it is with intense scepticism I view this latest series of seminars.