Allchin Defends Longhorn Decision to Microsoft Employees

So what's Microsoft telling its own employees about its recent moves to cut Longhorn features in order to ship the product by 2006? Read Longhorn head-honcho Allchin's memo here.

On Friday, Microsoft Corp. went public with an executive decision thats been brewing for the past couple of weeks. The company decided in order to keep Longhorn client ship dates from slipping further, it would remove the crux of Longhorn – the new Windows File System (WinFS) from the operating system.

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Read about Microsofts decision to gut Longhorn.

Microsoft issued a public press release about its decision and briefed a number of its core developer partners about its move.

But heres what Microsoft Group Vice President of Platforms, Jim Allchin, told Microsofts own employees about the decision.

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Read Allchins comments on Microsoft Watch.