Great great video, some damn fine innovation in messaging
I use AIM, all my friends use AIM, Charles, Robert, everyone at Microsoft, get Microsoft to buy AOL already!
One more thing. I have a messanger account, and my email isn't verified. I click the damn button to verify my email but I never get it?!
I think I know why... I use a gmail account
EDIT: One more thing again (jesus I'm starting to sound like Steve Jobs) beat these guys over the head to change the UI. Look at the old versions of aim, the new google talk, look at trillian, LEARN. We hate bloat!
Can't wait to watch this. Multicore is a very dear issue to me. It took long enough for the hardware industry to see that parrellism is the way of the future. I wonder how long until everything is distrubted computing. Imagine tapping the power of all
these machine out on the planet. As I'm typing this my dual core 2gb system is barely using any of its resources, the day when our machines are always working 24/7... and quick too, that will be a nice day.
Hope Microsoft is still around, and the leader in the industry, when this paradigm shift happens.
EDIT: Just finished watching this video, this thing, combined with the Singulairty OS makes me mouth water at what OS will be out in the next decade.
Maybe I'm just an ultra informed consumer, but to me the ULTIMATE MARKETING isn't a million dollar commercial, isn't some crazy original idea, it's everyday people talking about something.
if you can look me straight in the face, be a normal consumer just like me, and say ABC is AMAZING. then i go online, google it up a bit, and then i ask the world, not the news sites, the world, what do you think of ABC, depending on that then i am even further
living in a net world, the last step is hard, but trying something out in real life, seals the freaking deal. i mean seeing a 360 degree snapshot of a camera you want to buy, and holding and playing with it, are 2 COMPLETLY different things.
If your product is good, then you don't need marketing, your customers will all be evangalists. if microsoft how much i pimp one note to my fellow students then i would be put on the payroll! i don't do it because it's crap, i do it because that application....
i even emailed you about it Beer, asking if theres anything like it, and like you said, nothing comes close.
I guess to be fair the PR people are probably just as important as the product developers, that's the sad part of the world today.
Why is that sad?
Sega Freaking Dreamcast.
Ask anyone in the industry, and the moment you say those 2 words a tear sheds for one of the best damn consoles released ever, that died because of little, crappy marketing.
Hey Microsoft.... buy Sega! Bungie is a one hit wonder, they got the same Halo franchise over and over again. You want a powerhouse... S-E-G-A
We don't do "PR" videos on C9!!!
We are trying to paint an accurate picture of Microsoft. And, as you must know, Microsoft employs more non-developers than developers. We have some of the most talented marketing people in the business, you know.
We are increasing the the breadth of what we cover on C9. This doesn't mean we will decrease the number of technical interviews. I promise!
Marketing has no place on Channel 9 (from our Doctrine). This means, that we don't use Channel 9 as a way to market our products. It does NOT mean that we can't interview interesting people who work in Marketing. Make sense?
Channel 9: It's about people too.
I'll hold you to that promise Charles
One thing that I would like to see, many vidcasts offer 3 options, streaming, low quality download (basically a downloadable copy of the stream) and then crazy high quality version.
It satisfies everyone in my honest opinion, and it isn't wasted bandwidth because those on dial up won't dare touch 1GB+ files, and those who want the nice quality can get it!