Microsoft introduces Apple-like tours of Windows 7

Microsoft has introduced some product tours of Windows 7 in action, similar to Apple's guided tours.

Long Zheng spotted them on Microsoft's Windows 7 site as the company ramps up it's marketing of Windows 7.

In all of the videos, Latika Kirtane, product manager for Internet Explorer, stars once again. According to Zheng, Kirtane was the star of Microsoft's infamous Songsmith marketing video. The Windows 7 videos have a similar feel to those that Apple uses every time it has a new product to demonstrate. They are both informative and knowledgeable but do not come across as purely just marketing.

There are 4 videos currently published which we have included below, they are a good hint at Microsoft's marketing plans for Windows 7.

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Think the point is that they wouldn't be producing demonstration videos for Windows 7 launch using a different UI/theme than what's actually going to be used! Hence, a UI and/or theme change is very unlikely.

"Send feedback"
If you look close after when "she" connects to a network. You'll se that it stands "Send feedback"
Also, I noticed that some of the buttons are larger. Is that just the Youtube player?

Anyone else notice Halo appearing in the video about Windows games? I'm assuming that's Halo 3 finally be released on Games for Windows. Anyone able to confirm?

(or am I wrong and it's actually Halo 1 or 2 being shown?)

freeza said,
Isn't Latika from Slumdog Millionaire? Boy, she's came up in the world!

lol, i watched tha tmovie last night and lol'ed when I saw Latika walk out. Musta used Jamal's money to come to America

Seems kinda cheap in comparison to Apple's Guided Tours, but still nice to see.

Production wise, not info

Wow, they're still using the RC or Beta, look at the official Windows 7 Theme in the themes manager, still has the betta fish wallpaper.


Actually I think they're using the Beta, the old vista games icon is still there in another part of the video.

I think they're trying to cover up the fact that they're too lazy to change the icons - look at the start menu, it's nothing but programs with new icons

They did a good job. These videos will certainly impress many. Me, not so much. With the exception of start menu search, I don't use anything she mentions.

The one that has the extensive stuff about Media Center is funny, you can see the time go ahead by 20 minutes at some point.

Kirtane was the star of Microsoft's infamous Songsmith marketing video
huh... she doesnt turn up anywhere in that singing video?

MICROSOFT we are not dumb****s like apple users, so, please don't treat us like we are. Thats all.

We do not need every little thing explained to us like the apple users enjoy.
We do not need 1 minute tips. Mac 1 minute tips make me laugh "Let us take a look at how we can use expo'se to speed up our work" - yes lets, what expos'e again, man, im such a ****ing moron...oooo i see, thats the one that makes the window look pretty....wow, lets do that one again, wow macs are cool after all....

Seriously microsoft, stop this now! we don't need your help, the dumb****s buy macs anyway, seriosuly, i beg you, i don't want my hard drive filled with helpful tips from ********s!!

Tommy DW said,
MICROSOFT we are not dumb****s like apple users, so, please don't treat us like we are. Thats all.

We do not need every little thing explained to us like the apple users enjoy.
We do not need 1 minute tips. Mac 1 minute tips make me laugh "Let us take a look at how we can use expo'se to speed up our work" - yes lets, what expos'e again, man, im such a ****ing moron...oooo i see, thats the one that makes the window look pretty....wow, lets do that one again, wow macs are cool after all....

Seriously microsoft, stop this now! we don't need your help, the dumb****s buy macs anyway, seriosuly, i beg you, i don't want my hard drive filled with helpful tips from ********s!!

Lol, Much?

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