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it:ad:patterns:ms_is_a_vendor_strategy [2019/03/24 12:02] (current)
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 +# IT:​AD:​Patterns:​MS Is A Vendor Strategy #
  
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 +This is just a reminder that once you understand why [[IT/​AD/​Patterns/​Vendors Suck Strategy/​]],​ that you don't give a free pass to Microsoft. ​
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 +Especially because it's the provider of the most number of software components we use. They have even more of an inpact on our software development costs than any other provider:
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 +* If they are stable, and don't change, it means their product is falling behind the competition and we are not including in our software the best options for our clients.
 +* If they inovate, the change has a high chance of intersecting with our application'​s code.
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 +## Process ## 
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 +*Always* encapsulate and isolate vendor code to the edges of your application,​ as already described on the following page: [[IT/​AD/​Patterns/​Vendors Suck Strategy/​]].