During Bill’s WinHEC 2007 keynote speech yesterday, Microsoft played a teaser video summarizing its entire launch efforts globally for Windows Vista and Office 2007. Normally, Microsoft produces these promotional videos with very high production value, for example the recent and notable oPhone parody, but what came out yesterday was the worst video mash-up I’ve ever seen. If you don’t have a headache, then you will after watching this video.
It felt like nothing on the screen could stay still for one second – always zooming in and out, shaking, flashing or flying away. And what about those featured quotes? “Microsoft is putting it’s money where it’s mouse is -USA Today“. “This is an excellent release of Windows -Houston Chronicle“. Are those the best quotes they could find about Vista? It feels like Microsoft didn’t put much effort into the WinHEC keynote at all.