Microsoft’s Sales, Marketing, Services, IT, & Operations Group (SMSG) may be enforcing a new policy to prevent employees from using corporate funds to buy Apple products, ZDNet reported on Tuesday. An alleged email from Alain Crozier, the chief financial officer of SMSG, informs employees of the new policy. “Within SMSG we are putting in place a new policy that says that Apple products (Mac & iPad) should not be purchased with company funds,” the email reads.  A Microsoft spokesperson declined to comment on the matter. Microsoft’s SMSG is comprised of more than 46,000 employees worldwide and includes the company’s front-line consumer and business sales, service and support staff. The software giant has previously had policies in place to prevent its employees from using iPhones and BlackBerry devices — in 2010 the company began supplying workers with a free Windows Phones instead.


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