Microsoft has been caught trying to keep its competitors from participating in its Worldwide Partner Conference in July. Despite the public outcry, the Redmond-based company has refused to back down, more than simply modify its website. The conference website, which originally listed four competitors, has been wiped. "All the companies from yesterday are still on the list, Microsoft just decided to move them all from the main page into the registration process," said a Microsoft rep. "The same companies listed yesterday are not able to attend," she clarified, when questioned.
The four competitors in question - Google, Amazon, Salesforce and VMWare - are the only ones who have been outright banned, despite other attendees whose products may compete with Microsoft.