Microsoft saves h.264 in Chrome

Today, as part of the interoperability bridges work we do on this team, we are making available the Windows Media Player HTML5 Extension for Chrome, which is an extension for Google Chrome to enable Windows 7 customers who use Chrome to continue to play H.264 video.
Ironic, to say the least. Microsoft is suddenly the benefactor of current standards and going out of their way to provide what Google is trying to remove.
We've gone from a Apple vs. Microsoft power struggle to a threeway where I'm not sure if Apple and Microsoft is struggling that much with each other any more.