Inprise (formerly Borland, makers of Delphi, JBuilder, among other things) has established a strategic agreement with Microsoft.
Microsoft has bought $25 million (10%) worth of Inprise preferred stock.
Read the the press release here. "
Only eight years ago, this would have been unthinkable-odd how much the world shifts. Of course, then again, WP5.1 was the de facto standard.