I have left Microsoft and this blog is no longer under my control. All of the content should remain for some time however and any new updates can be found at http://davedev.net.
-Dave, September 2013
From a marketing perspective I think Microsoft does a pretty good job in the enterprise of creating awareness around our products. Most people know about Office, SharePoint, Communicator, Windows Server and what they are capable of. But, when it comes to consumer products there isn’t much info out there. Sure I have seen a couple really good X-box commercials but most of them aren’t even ours. Where are the Apple like commercials for all the Live Services out there? For Smartphone technologies? Media Center? How about bringing it all together?
When I was out in Seattle last summer at an internal Microsoft conference they showed off a consumer video that did just that. It was impressive in that it brought a lot of the consumer facing technologies together in one place for the first time. I wanted to share it with you, Check it out here in Silverlight or here in Flash. Thanks Michael (Synergist) for finding this!
When I stop to think about it, I use a lot of these products on a day to day basis:
Live Maps (check out the bird’s eye view)
Windows Media Center
Blackjack 2 Smartphone
Amazing User Interface in Windows?
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