So no sooner do I talk about the fact that the world has been talking about Windows a lot, than doesn't this hit my RSS feed radar while having some lunch…Windows 7 teasing a web of it's own, freshly launched!

Microsoft Wants To Do Your Windows - Windows 7 Dedicated Web Site Launched!
TalkingAboutWindows.Com has just been launched – check it out! Lots of talking heads, and between all the hype, lots of promise of support, guidance, best practice, and more of an “Apple like” culture of “We'll Help You Succeed With Windows Because We're In This Together” and not so much of “If Windows succeeds By Default You Will Be Successful, Because Microsoft Is Good Incarnate.” The site features Windows Engineers and Industry Insiders, talking about “behind-the-scene” details about Windows 7, and is clearly aimed at the “IT Professional” segment. What's exciting about this to me, is that Microsoft for the first time, seems like they are serious about really opening up the Windows platform in a way that all us MicroSerfs have been craving for since I can remember. There are some videos already “scattered” in the site, with a page design that is not as 'structued' as is typical with Microsoft – almost a bit “random” and more “just in time” than the typical Microsoft signature. Almost, dare I say it, “start-up'ish”? Microsoft provides more details in this release, but also seems to be embracing Social Networking (duh, who isn't), to allow IT Professionals to share their success stories as well. Not sure how much “moderation” this will come with, but I just posted a “self-indulgent” link back to “this post” (I know, I know…there are names for that) via a comment…and was (honestly) shocked when I saw it sitting on the front page!
Unmoderated Comments Allowed On Microsoft Prime Real Estate? Crazy Talk.
Maybe there is hope yet for Microsoft and the Windows franchise!! {Oh, and as a blogging idol inside joke, I just have to say: What a cheap way to leverage Internet Marketing and Social Networking ways to hopefully generate amazing ROI for Microsoft.} 🙂 Liked this post? Browse through all my posts here. Thanks…Pedro Or better yet, Subscribe to my blog now!

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