Quite a few things are strange.
First of all, during most of my professional career I've consciously stayed away from Microsoft products - would that be OS/2, Unix or Java.
Second, I've never contacted Microsoft, or was contacted by its representatives.
Third, none of my public reflection gives any hints that I am in any way interested in anything related to Microsoft.
And a final nice touch - being addressed as [VADIM ] is somewhere between hilarious and insulting, especially coming from such an entity as Microsoft.
Not even speaking of the content - pompously starting with "There's no avoiding the obvious. Times are tough."
Times are tough for Microsoft indeed.