I wonder who balmer bribed to put that crap into the sdxc spec?
Well no real matter, I'll just dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdxccard first (because it wouldn't be proper unless the crap was FULLY annihilated...), then partition and format using a proper filesystem. Hmm, maybe ext4.
MS is facing eventual extinction. They have something of a grip on the desktop PC OS market, but that market is beginning to show signs of weakening, in the face of alternative devices like tablets, televisions, smartphones, etc., ALL of which are dominated by something that is distinctly NOT MS. In order for them to retain some grip on things they have no right to dominate, they need to resort to bribing their way into setting standards and collecting royalties. I see MS's place eventually being reduced to strictly patent trolling without any actual product.
It must be really freaky for them to see how Google has made a COMPLETE fool of them in the smartphone racket. They've been TRYING to break into that business since the 90's, and along comes Google to utterly dominate it only 3 years after entering. Just imagine how badly they will be off when LibreOffice completes their Android version..... 99.999% of people will have absolutely no more use for anything MS.