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July 13, 2009

Microsoft 2010: The Movie

We were having giggles on the weekend with the new viral ad, Microsoft 2010: The Movie. The lead actor’s almost got a Bruno dead-pan delivery, staying in character. When he gave the Vulcan salute for Word, our guffaws were audible in the extreme.

So, when Long Zheng facebooked the link to short video clips of the individual Office 2010 applications, it was a little bit of down to earth come-down to see a Bernie Fraser-like presentation explaining Office Webapps (as delivered by Sharepoint 2010 server).

See What's New in Microsoft Web Applications 2010

Now that Sinofsky’s helming Windows 7, I guess his old gang’s concentrating on implementing incremental improvements after the major update of Office 2007.

Posted by Anandasim at July 13, 2009 07:02 PM

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Just a quick link to Long's blog with some updated info and more videos is just over here.

Posted by: Stephen [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 14, 2009 06:19 PM

I see I must install siverlight to watch some, probably, lame video.

Don't you think we have enough bloody codecs without installing YET another egomaniacs effort.

Posted by: Ron Nicholls at July 21, 2009 10:00 PM

Hi Ron,

The two choice movies are on embedded YouTube in this blog entry. You don't need Silverlight. The only time you need Silverlight is to visit the Microsoft movie sites and I think that's not strictly necessary as well.

Silverlight isn't a codec. It's a webapp programming framework like Adobe AIR. Now, Adobe AIR is also proprietary and so is Adobe Flash. I'd rather let Adobe have some competition than be slave to their full priced software with onerous licensing mechanisms.

Posted by: AnandaSim at July 21, 2009 10:41 PM