from the should-I-reply-all-to-get-removed-from-the-list? dept.
Team Redmond stokes the flames as an exercise in black humor
[...] Microsoft is right now groaning under the weight of a 52,000-person internal Reply-All email storm.
The Register understands this one started with a new offer from Microsoft's internal store about discount software deals. While that offer was generous, it didn't apply to all Microsoft staff everywhere, which prompted an early Reply-All message asking why not. And then the snowball started rolling, and nothing could stop it.
We understand the mail went throughout Microsoft – enterprise, cloud and even Xbox folks found it in their inboxes.
Our Microsoft sources tell us staff are now hitting Reply All for the sheer fun of it, posting frivolous messages that celebrate the ridiculousness of the situation.
Laughter is the best medicine?