If you are a government agency this is just about the worst possible outcome. Now is the time to consider alternatives to Microsoft. We must never again allow our Government to get into this situation. State Services Commission press release follows:
Outcome of G2009 Microsoft negotiations
26 May 2009
The State Services Commission today announced the government has concluded negotiations with Microsoft on a pan-government agreement for the next three years.
It became apparent during discussions that a formal agreement with Microsoft is no longer appropriate.