The EC has denied Microsoft's request for an extension to its 15 February deadline for turning over interoperability documentation for Windows, according to European Commission spokesperson Jonathan Todd. Microsoft was also denied access to correspondence between Commissioners, their appointed trustees, and third-party experts. Microsoft seemingly wants to get hold of this information in order to paint a picture of a sort of anti-Microsoft conspiracy on the part of opportunist politicians.

Last 25 January, Microsoft took the unprecedented step of promising to license direct access to the source code that the EC has wanted the company to document, stating that the source code is its own best documentation. But that move met with a cold reception by EC commissioners who preferred that the source code be explained to them.