Remember a couple months ago when news leaked that Microsoft was giving all 94,000 employees their own Surface RT?
The announcement was made at the all-hands company meeting in Seattle in September, as Todd Bishop reported at the time:
All full-time direct, employees (a.k.a. Blue Badges/FTEs) will get a Surface RT machine for use at work and home.
If you thought that meant “free Surface for everyone!” think again.
I’m told that the terms of the deal were spelled out more clearly today:
While personal use is not prohibited, these are not personal gifts and may not be given away or resold.
Oh, and if you leave the company, you’ll be expected to hand over your Surface along with your blue badge. You can’t take it with you.
I wonder if there are tax-related reasons for the sudden change of policy…
No word yet on whether any Hulk-style attacks of rage have been seen in Redmond.