The marketplace is the only place that will end this MSFT patent fiasco any time soon. The sooner people and organizations *stop* buying MSFT products, the sooner this ends.
I have trouble seeing any other resolution to this. Anyone giving them another dollar is a fool. It wasn't worth it a year ago, and it's certainly not worth it today.
Which of their products is indispensible, again?
What's that? You've completely built your data center to be dependent on Microsoft? Ha, ha, ha!!! You're *kidding*, right?