Inzwischen hat Microsoft auf diese Anschuldigungen reagiert und eine Stellungnahme veröffentlicht. Darin wird allerdings nicht genau auf die einzelnen Punkte eingegangen. Demnach soll das Whitepaper fehlerbehaftet sein und es soll zu Missverständnissen seitens VMware gekommen sein. Microsoft ist daran interessiert, qualifizierten Support für seine Kunden und Partner zu leisten.
"Microsoft believes the claims made in VMware’s whitepaper contain several inaccuracies and misunderstandings of our current license and use policies, our support policy and our commitment to technology collaboration. We believe that we are being progressive and fair with our existing licensing and use policies and creating a level playing field for partners and customers. We are deeply committed to providing high-quality technical support to our customers who are utilizing virtualization technology. In addition, we are committed to working collaboratively with industry leaders to foster an environment of interoperability and cooperation that best serves our customers.
We believe it's better to resolve VMware’s claims between our two companies so that we can better serve customers and the industry. EMC is a long-time partner of Microsoft. We've extended this courtesy to VMware due to our mutual customers and partnership with EMC. We are committed to continuing to collaborate with VMware as we have been doing on regular basis. Consistent with this, Microsoft believes that we will be able to accommodate a mutually agreeable solution between our two companies and clear up any existing misunderstanding with regard to the points raised in the whitepaper."