Microsoft had spent years building up an operating system, which, after a few, hit-and-miss releases , looked to have finally matured with Windows 7 .
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It feels like just the right amount of time since we’ve seen one of these feel-good promotional videos from Microsoft.
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Microsoft ad showcases sweet Windows, Windows Phone, Windows Live & System Center synergy
Microsoft’s Metro-inspired websites are getting better and better. The latest is “ What’s your inbox like “, a marketing promotional website for Windows Live Hotmail and sports one of the best “native” implementations of the Metro tiles I’ve seen in HTML5, JS and CSS yet. The tile shadows are a nice touch reminiscent of the upcoming XBOX 360 dashboard update
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Short: A taste of HTML5 Metro tiles
A new and upcoming graphics design initiative called “The Noun Project” is going to make a lot of Windows Phone 7 designers and developers very happy. The project’s mission is to collect, organize and make available an extensive library of free pictograms/icons for common nouns and concepts that make up the universal visual language, which also happens to be a major theme in Microsoft’s Metro design style . The best part, all icons are guaranteed to be free.
When it comes to unusual marketing ideas, Microsoft Australia are the top of their game.
Microsoft’s got a new tagline and isn’t afraid to use it. Having just being registered at the US Trademark Office earlier this month , Microsoft is already putting good use of “Be what’s next” in a series of promotional material for a new college recruiting campaign dubbed “A Playground Of Innovation” as exhibited by creative agency Mondo Robot
And so it begins. Just days after the breakthroughs in Windows Phone 7 native COM access by enthusiast folks on xda-developers like Chris Walshie , WP7 developers are beginning to explore the full and uncharted capabilities of the platform. As noted by Gilbert Corrales , Kevin Marshall from WP7 development house Clarity Consulting has posted a YouTube video of a Silverlight application taking advantage of the native camera APIs that allows him to easily utilize a Silverlight augmented reality framework, SLARToolkit , to build a sample AR app
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Windows Phone 7 native access enables prototype augmented reality app
It’s one thing to read about utopian use cases for the Windows 7 and Windows Live ecosystem , but nothing beats watching real people putting it into use to create something amazing. From the same director of the recently popular Blu-ray PC vs Mac ad , Keith Rivers also produced and directed this 2:30min spot featuring the entire family of Microsoft’s consumer offerings – Windows 7, Windows Live Essentials 2011, Skydrive, Office Web Apps and Windows Phone 7
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Windows 7, Windows Live and Windows Phone 7 comes together to make sweet music
I came across this gorgeously shot promotional video for Internet Explorer 9 and somewhat Windows Live 2011 as well for our frozen friends up north in Finland. Although all of the on-screen text is in Finnish, it’s not hard to work out the message.
The Windows Blog is Microsoft’s Official Blog for the Windows Operating System. … It’s amazing to see so many inspired developers looking to create experiences for Windows Phone 7
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