Microsoft says, no, to Linux comments.

I’m writing a story about Linux, middleware, IBM and etc. I’ve interviewed IBM about their plans (huge ones) and I approached Microsoft for input on their side of the issue.
For some reason, MS refuses to give me their input.
Here’s the answer:
“…unfortunately, we are unable to secure a spokesperson for you at this time, and will not be able to participate in this opportunity. Nevertheless, we appreciate your interest in Microsoft. “
Hmmm…puzzling to me.