David Pogue of The New York Times (free subscription required) has written a column today on Microsoft’s recently launched online music store. Pogue evaluates the features of Microsoft’s new endeavor and writes that it “looks nice and works well.” Of more interesting note, however, a Microsoft manager is quoted in the story, saying: “Apple set the bar very high. We’re trying to match that. We told our developers, ‘Look at how Apple does it.'”