Yesterday, all bloggers here at Microsoft received a memo from Steve Ballmer asking us not to do any April Fool's jokes on our blogs. Here's a citation from this memo:
"This kind of joke can affect the image of the company negatively and spread false information. We'll have to be very strict on enforcing this policy and any employee who chooses not to obey this simple rule will have to face sanctions up to and including termination of their employment."
That's really sad, I had a few good ones that I had been preparing. Oh well.
Update: of course, this was written on April 1st, so none of this is true. SteveB never wrote such a memo.