And the person who broke the "news" wasn't even trying to pretend it was true.
@RoyOsherove here's a more official video of announcement of VB6 going open source from #msteched http://bit.ly/79qHlZ
For a while now they've had their AWS Import/Export service. It's still in beta and only available to people in the US, but it won't stay that way forever.
Need to transfer 1TB of data? Mail Amazon the data on a drive, they load it, send you the device back. Sure beats uploading for 3 month with a cable modem. Have more data than that? You can send them up to an 8U drive enclosure, and more than that if you make special arrangements.
"Probably the best operating system in the world is the [operating system] made for the PDP-11 by Bell Laboratories." - Ted Nelson, October 1977