Hello long time windows user. Thank you for your patronage.
You know all that stuff - that we've been putting into Windows - that you turn off, dont use, ignore, collapse, hide, uninstall?
...to put it back like the old WIndows you were used too?
Well - guess what - if you actually USE all that "dumb" stuff now - it finally works.
The win8 MS account log in - you hated that right? ignored it? GO BACK AND DO IT AGAIN. it actually works.
Outlook and PST files and lost contacts and lost auto-completes on re-install - say goodbye to them all - use Outlook.com (unLIMITED storage - no more 5 gig pst files USB files systems cant handle) - oh and it is free.
My Documents (now Documents) The folder you loved to hate "im not using that dumb folder on c drive - ill change it to my own folder (now works with skydrive) Your desktop wallpaper etc distributed.
so basically - an ad about - all those things - we ALL hated you added - that we turn off when installing - the ad is TURN IT ON
they work now!
seamless. and bring back name metro
MIcrosoft METRO - all devices - turn it on
ps - click here to download metro for android
click here to download metro for iphone/pad
* includes Office - sign up today after your 6 month trial
i would load metro for android on my tablet - and on torys iphone
* and yes we'd need to get the genesis song too
oh - and METRO is BACK is also an ad. "Its Metro" not retro -
It's back jack! DO IT AGAIN
ps: outlook.com is BETTER than outlook
how (tf) did that happen???
dont shut it down!!!
- everyone already has iphones and android - offer free metro experience -that takes over the UI's of said devices
- and -
- Windows modern UI or whatever god awful name that was - forget it - pay the piper for metro. buy the stupid little company for the name if you have too
Metro - free - with office - 6 months - see your iphone properly!
*edit : oh sh&^ idiot boy just bought a phone company
he will want to keep winphone exclusive to his controlled platform - not set it free!
err... sorry - i hate thinking about steveb...
so - to end on a positive note... what do you think 9ers?
- is it even possible to make metro (the graphics and style + the online parts) work on other platforms?
- is the idea workable? (all the stuff we never used - turned off - works now - and its great!)
They say people dancing on tables didnt work. so what would work? i was blown away when i actually USED all the things ive always turned OFF
Metro Commercial 2:
Programmers on a submarine - metro ui on all the screens showing what sub is doing - horns go off - "baaap baaap baaaap"
captain! we have a problem with the main computer!
What is the problem! (yelling - water spurting)
sir - it appears - that we've - (noise) made it too easy sir
captain (noise) what!? did you say
Crew Yes sir too easy - we need to make it less easy sir!
Captain - HOW! water / noise)
Crew member 1: well first - we need to let our long time users know that there is still a desktop. still a c drive. that almost everything ever released for windows still works and works better and faster.. ( most noise stops - water still spurting)
captain - fair enough - but we're sinking man what else can we do!?
crew man 2 - well sir all the things people hated and turned off - they work now - from phones to tablets to desktops - one ui that knows what you did on the others! and travels with you!
captain - well why didnt you say so! (grabs mike) all hands full stop on making things easy. We've made them too easy - i repeat - too easy
Loud noise - camera shakes...
captain - whats happend
crew 1 - it appears we've ... crashed sir
captain (to camera) the party my friend - JUST the party
(zoom out to sub on lawn of mansion on lake big party/win-ding)
voice over - windows Metro - not the same ol same ol
so that positioning makes "metro" the distributable. office the carrot and - the past "funny / but ya look - were friggin windows ok - 90% cough cough
sort of new - repentive but cool
* i may have made up 2 words above not sure
THIS is how you sell Windows 8 (and Surface RT). Watch and learn, Microsoft.
Part 2. I've been using Windows 8 since RTM, and I'm just finding out about this out-of-the-box capability now.
agreed - they are a great PRODUCT- as both videos show - but thats not been working?
my commercials would be better than the dancing guys lol
love programmer sub on the lawn one
do you ever watch the show The Pitch?
my pitch is:
"Turn it on"
*both of which hinge on reclaiming the name of your winning idea - metro
speaking of the pitch - if you watched yesterday - the company that lost - had actually come up with the other companies winning idea - and threw it away
"just because" (won) (for 1800 flowers) They went with the cute - "make your presents felt" (lost)
i knew theyd lose.
man - the people in those agencies...
<adrian belew> double talk... double talk...</belew> i really do - do this for a iving and my office is NOTHING like those fake ones (mines a pig sty!)
@cbae: Agreed, those videos are excellent. I saw the first one a few days ago and didn't realize until then that I forgot the external monitor and keyboard/mouse capabilities.
And I can count on one finger the number of times I've even tried the "Devices" charm. I didn't realize it could push to Xbox 360... neat.
* remember norm? the sign guy i used to talk about? who showed me 1280 resolution? and 80 meg syquests? and networked windows for workgroups 3.11?
he would LOVE "too easy" - he talks about windows like they keep dumbing it down
just showing that a 30? year windows user - who would love that ("bout time they stopped dumbing it down - hey i like this anywhere thing") </norm>
edit - sometimes the choir needs preaching to
EDIT 2: if above seems like it is not really your targeted demographic you are correct. It mainly addresses the people that used windows forever and helped build your company.
but maybe - once your long time users stop cursing you - the younger ones will stop looking for alternatives
you just have to clear up any old misunderstandings
it is your new GENESIS lol
edit/ps i hate genesis - but it works
at least there are Windows on the cover - even if they are open
"Hi this is Phil Collins for Windows Metro. I once traveled on the Concord between 2 concerts half a world away in 2 hours. I do that now in Metro in 2 seconds"
<off topic> and the lamb - lies down... sorry just liked that one
OK - IM DONE
*cant wait to hear all the great ideas from sven and blowdart - how would you promote win / metro / phone / tab guys! ? cant WAIT to hear your IDEAS
"goon squad - theyre going to look you over and theyre giving you the eye"
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