As a consultant, I am constantly troubleshooting Microsoft issues, and IE8 has created innumerable problems for my clients.
However, there is no air of legitimacy to this Internet Explorer Outreach Team, IMO.
At best, MS has wreaked havoc across the Web and has been forced to tidy it's own litter box for a change. Ha - As if.
At second best, it's a thinly veiled attempt to unearth copyright issues using the pretense of technical support.
At worst, it is a group of hackers trying to capitalize on the IE8 debacle.
The fact that these team members do not appear on Web sites where there is no possibility of DMCA violations is also highly illuminating.
Sorry "Cody", but I have, and will continue, to insist that my clients block access to their Web sites by any members of your so-called Team.
Be it malware, a concerted cyber attack, or an ill-disguised effort at copyright enforcement, my clients lose nothing by barring you, as they can easily get the same information from the official Microsoft site.
And if by some stretch of the imagination you are a bona fide authorized arm of MS, more shame to you. Your new, "upgraded" products prove more troublesome with every iteration, and this from an IT professional. I can't bear to think what the less knowledgeable and experienced end users go through!
I do thank you and Microsoft though - without these shoddy releases, I might have to join the ranks of the unemployed. As it is, your desire to dominate the market with substandard products will put my kids through college.
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