Mascot Naming Contest

Mascot Naming Contest

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Have you see the totally cool new ads for Windows server 2008 at ?

This is one of the best things I think I've ever seen our Marketing dept ever developed and they feature this awesome looking robot:


3 cheers to the superstars in Microsoft Marketing!

I just LOVE this guy!  I've decided to declare him the informal PowerShell mascot.  Stick a flag on him - he's ours.  :-)

After all, what conveys automation better than a robot? 

The problem is that I can't think of a good name for him.  That's where you come in.  What should we name him?  (I'm open to being convinced that it is a her but if you watch the way this thing moves, I think you'll agree that it is a guy).

There is no prize besides fame and our eternal goodwill but it is a worthy thing to contribute to. 

Jeffrey Snover [MSFT]
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  • Master Shell: the command version of Halo's Master Chief

  • Bender!

    It's a better name for such "hardware"!

  • Sophisticated





  • Ok, I still like Zen, but I just watched some more of the videos and came up with another name that might be more appropriate: Dexter.

    Meet Dexter. IT zen.

  • You should call him Power Bill


  • Mine seems to have gone missing

    Robot Powell

  • Obviously, it's name is Blade! ;-)

  • Uhhm...... How bout

    MO NAD  


    MO for short.

  • I think these comments illustrate why mascots are best left to products marketed to children.

  • Hey, where did my entry go?

    I really liked Powie

  • Slash...powered by Windows Powershell

  • Talking about Monads... Why not name him Leibniz?





  • Powie is nice! But is it true, that there is a way of installation of the server without gui AND without powershell? Why is that?

  • Maybe Tera Mips... or HiTee... or Darth Server... ;-)

  • Bender!

    don't try to find a name for him, Bender is a real name jf him.

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