Internal Vista SP1 promo: "Rockin' Our Sales"

Thanks Imran Hussain for posting this in our Back Page News section of the forums.

Internal Microsoft videos just aren't what they used to be with Utopian technologies and eye-candy special effects. This internal promotional video for Windows Vista Service Pack 1 was apparently 'leaked' by an unflattered employee who bluntly called it "stupid". For those who doubt it's authenticity (and I don't blame you), Kevin Turner, Microsoft's Chief Operating Officer makes a pretty short but lasting appearance. (via Channel9 forums).

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It's quite sad when they have to use an internal marketing video (that just reeks of failure) to sell their own product to their own employees.

Uh...Why would they need to "Internally Promote" something?. I guess the people at Microsoft don't want Vista either. Of course, I fail to see how this video would change their minds.

(Mike Frett said @ #53)
Uh...Why would they need to "Internally Promote" something?. I guess the people at Microsoft don't want Vista either. Of course, I fail to see how this video would change their minds.

It's targeted at the corporate sales team. It was probably shown as a joke before a big meeting.

Man, I gotta say that whoever dreamed up that promotional video must have been on some crazy ****. That was so LAME that I just couldn't watch more than 30 seconds of it. Total Tripe!!!

Definately a joke, and i feel sorry for people who see this and havent seen the particular album cover, and artist involved!

(Phrive said @ #46)
Definately a joke, and i feel sorry for people who see this and havent seen the particular album cover, and artist involved!

Does it matter; it's still cringeworthy crap no matter what! You, I suppose are the only genius that gets what it may or may not appear to be??

This, perhaps the best of all the comments:

"Dear God. That is toe curlingly bad."
Real, not real, internal fun or whatever, that was cringingly bad! I felt embarrassed for the human race!

All of you guys who think this is a serious video are making complete fools out of yourselves. They wanted to make a fun video internally and they did. What's the big deal?

Agreed completely. All you guys are clueless. It was probably a bunch of MS guys that were out at the bars Friday night and decided that a fun weekend project would be to make a funny video about Vista. You all act like it'd be out of this world if any of them were capable of having fun at their own expense.

-Spenser

I haven't laughed that hard in a loooong time. Did you click on the 'Steve Ballmer sells Windows 1"? Ha ha ha ha ha ha

OMG no one on Neowin can take a joke, OMG! LOLZ!!! Look at Microsoft's bad marketing, OMG OMG this is horrible...

You know what? It's nice to see that Microsoft doesn't take themselves too seriously. Of course this is lame but it's geared for an internal audience only. It's a joke, Comprendez? A JOKE. If you can't laugh at it I'd really hate to see what your day to day life is like, especially at work.

(QuarterSwede said @ #35.1)
Unfortunately it's so lame I'm sure it's been quite the de-motivator. If my company did something like this I'd wish I didn't work there.


It's INTENTIONALLY lame.

It's a self-parody, ****take, inside joke or whatever you want to label it, "The guys" probably decided to make it for a laugh and it then got circulated via internal email. It was never intended for public release.

The only reason we're having this discussion is because some uptight git didn't find it funny. (Probably because they took it at face value like most of the people in these comments have.)

(C_Guy said @ #35)
OMG no one on Neowin can take a joke, OMG! LOLZ!!! Look at Microsoft's bad marketing, OMG OMG this is horrible...

It is an internal joke. I don't see any comments here that suggests that anyone does not get that it was meant as a joke.

(Shadrack said @ #35.3)

It is an internal joke. I don't see any comments here that suggests that anyone does not get that it was meant as a joke.


Exactly. I get that it's a joke. My point was that it's just a really bad one.

Man, if this was meant as an "internal" joke, then you got to wonder how much Microsoft spends on simply useless crap. Maybe they have a "lolwtfbbq" budget or something. :P

Is that real or someone extracting the urine?

If the singer is a real singer, he should invest in some singing lessons, as he is poor.

well i think MS should fire everyone who let pass this thing beyond first 'script' read ...

anyway is Neowin now MS only news ? like 75% of main news is about MS

Sorry that no one else had made significant headlines in the past few days on NeoWIN. It's actually quite refreshing to not be bombarded with Apple "news" for once.

Now, what on Earth would the "win" in NeoWIN possibly mean?

Hhhmmm.......

(C_Guy said @ #28.1)
Sorry that no one else had made significant headlines in the past few days on NeoWIN. It's actually quite refreshing to not be bombarded with Apple "news" for once.

Now, what on Earth would the "win" in NeoWIN possibly mean?

Hhhmmm.......

some dude named "neo" won something?

It is pretty silly, but it's an internal pep video. The employee that leaked it and called it 'stupid' should go look for another job and a sense of humor.

I know Bruce Springsteen isn't dead yet, but when he is he will be spinning in his grave over this video. I love how cheesy crap like this can make you feel embarrassed just by watching it. When the HELL has anyone ever heard a boss say something unprofessionally colloquial like, "Gotta get me some" during a frickin vendor meeting! Hilarious.

whahahahahaha, lol, that was great never seen such a lame attempt at promoting something! Even if it is for internal use only

(shudders in utter disbelief at the horror and the inane witlessness)
. . Oh, GOD!!!
(buries head in hands and weeps)

(MurkWorks said @ #8)
MS makes all that money, and this is best they come up with..? Sad...

If they'd spend all the money on ads, how would they use that money to compete with every company in the world :P

OK, I can see why that was never designed to be seen outside Redmond O.o

Still, it's good that they can poke some fun at themselves