We've been waiting for this step. Read on to discover how clever it is.
Short version: MS now encourages you to make all your data ODF-compatible. Period.
Long version, after the /. article:
"If you have compression activated on any folder, then the compressed data is at risk from corruption. New files that are close to a multiple of 4K in size will have their last 4,000 bytes or so overwritten with 0xDF."
Noticed that? 0xDF.
(thanks to Rob Kaper for finding this out)
Q: Now, what all the MS haters will do? And, more important:
"When you have a monopoly What're your customers going to do?"
"The guy at the keyboard of a Windows Vista box, using Microsoft Office at work, and Windows Media Player at home is not the customer, he is _the product_. The customers are Dell, AOL, media licensing conglomerates, and so on.
(thanks to Tackhead for the reminder)
OK, now seriously - this is of course awesome news for any vendor of backup solutions, but I hope users will get a new working patch quickly and no important data is lost.