Microsoft can appear to be very petty and spiteful. Here is an example:
But dont be fooled; this is not petty as much as an animal display of power. Its like a dog dousing a hydrant, or a moose bull trumpeting. This says to ISVs, developers, partners, businesses and all who use this site and Microsoft services – “now you know, we have the power to cause you great inconvenience…better follow the 1 Microsoft Way”.
(c)Country Bumpkin 2005