It makes a lot of sense if you think about it - if you're working for a tech company that has its own mobile platform - would you want your employees happily using your competitors product instead of yours? That seems to be the sad case over at Microsoft, where its employees are using the iPhone instead of a Windows phone. While the senior executives have made their stand clear that they prefer employees to use their own products, they have not made it compulsory. This has led to employees hiding their iPhones in cases designed to make the phone look normal or not answering calls if in a meeting with a senior executive. Hopefully the upcoming Windows Phone 7 (which looks pretty awesome) will start to change things around for Microsoft.
wsj.com - Microsoft Corp. employees are passionate users of the latest tech toys. But there is one gadget love that many at the company dare not name: the iPhone.
The iPhone is made, of course, by Microsoft's longtime rival, Apple Inc. The device's success is a nagging reminder for Microsoft executives of how the company's own efforts to compete in the mobile business have fallen short in recent years. What is especially painful is that many of Microsoft's own employees are nuts for the device.