Buy Microsoft BizTalk Server 2004… and help save the world has an interesting series of articles on the work that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is doing on improving world health. I know it’s easy to be cynical about Gates’ investments in such things, but the sheer scope and numbers are quite dizzying. For example:

  • he is pumping $800 million a year into his global health initiative — nearly matching the entire World Health Organization budget.

  • Gates’ immunization efforts have saved hundreds of thousands of lives.

One of my colleagues pointed out how working for Microsoft (and being a customer of Microsoft) we contribute in some small way to this ingoing work.

Comments (3)

  1. What does this have to do with BizTalk?! 🙂

    But really, I don’t think anyone can be cynical about the money Gates donates. Although he’s thought of as the richest person on earth (as far as money and such goes), there are a lot of other people that can’t compain either, with their billions. But do we hear them donating half as much? I think not!

    So I say, go Bill! And Melinda ofcourse! 😉

  2. Cameron says:

    well if you buy BizTalk… MS makes a little more money… and our shareprice goes up a little… and Bill’s net worth goes up… and he sells more stock (and the price goes back down 🙂 ) and he spends more money on Global Health… see, it’s simple 🙂

    and hey, BTS is one of the products I look after so I never miss a chance to get it out there 🙂