Microsoft has released a new commercial, 'Windows Everywhere'

Microsoft has released a new commercial called, "Windows Everywhere". As the name implies, the commercial highlights that Windows is on everything that you use and that the software is a complete solution for all of your technology needs.

There is also a new tagline at the end of the clip as well. The tagline, "One Experience. On every device. For everything in your life” shows how Microsoft wants to expand the general idea the Windows is purely a desktop-based OS and that there is much more to the platform.

Seeing that the advertisement is exactly 30 seconds long, it would appear that this commercial would likely make its way to the television. The 30-second spot is more than about Windows, but also Bing, IE, Xbox, Skype, Skydrive, Surface and the 50,000 Windows 8 applications.

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Wierd they say "50.000 apps", while they already announced that there are over 80.000 apps, and now there are 87.843 apps.

Windows 8 is like a porn movie (such Sexy Nurses 8) where we buy it for the porn (or desktop in this case) and not for the story, cheesy music and lousy roles (or metro). However, it never miss the people that claims that see porn only for the story.

In this case, is shocking to know how WP does not integrate with Windows desktop and Windows Desktop does not integrate with Windows RT. For example,if i buy Pacman for WP then i get nothing for Windows RT and i should buy it again. And again, with zero integration.

Instead, for iOS and Android is different, the integration between cellphone and tablet is painless.

Yet again though they show nothing to make it clear to the unknowing user that Windows 8 also supports the desktop and to make it clear that it is a superset of Windows 7.

Watching that you would think it was a totally new product with the same name, that didn't do what Windows did before as well (if you didn't know better already).

Quite frankly 'Windows Everywhere' now has a totally different meaning in light of recent 'PRISM' events. For me it sort of conveys the feeling of "That's an awful lot of devices that can be monitored!" ,considering our push for cloud based solutions.

Windows is everywhere, for play. Missing is any reference to doing serious content creation--office work. But, that is the focus of Windows-8...play.

TsarNikky said,
Windows is everywhere, for play. Missing is any reference to doing serious content creation--office work. But, that is the focus of Windows-8...play.

Windows 8 selling points = Desktop and Office and nothing more.

So, yes, it is curious how MS does not use such selling points and instead it relies in the weak part of windows.

On the contrary, I get the distinct feeling that MS is pushing Windows-8 for "fun and games" (ignoring the office setting). Thus, Windows-7 remains the domain for office settings.

M_Lyons10 said,
That's a very good commercial.

How's that?.
Because it show some intuitive tiles but... wait, it is not true, i can't hold a tile and put in some position, and the effect of 3d, shadow, aura and rotate is not present for windows 8.

theloz said,
How can they call it "the first browser built for touch" when Safari was "built for touch" back in 2007?

I've used Safari on my touch screen, and if it was, they didn't try very hard...

I was wondering about this too, but they could be referring to "Desktop Browser" or hinting back to the old IE5 for Pocket PC

M_Lyons10 said,

I've used Safari on my touch screen, and if it was, they didn't try very hard...

Safari wasn't built for touch. It was built for OS X with mouse or touchpad. It was ported to a touch device.

Crimson Rain said,
Nice but not true until you can buy an app on Windows RT and you get it on your phone/xbox too.

I agree. Itd be ideal, and technically they're close to it. Skulls of the Shogun should've been "buy once, play on all." Until MS does this, they'll be behind Valve as a software provider, IMO.*

*within reason - i don't expect or want MS Office on the Xbox

Crimson Rain said,
Nice but not true until you can buy an app on Windows RT and you get it on your phone/xbox too.

Though that would be nice, and is clearly their goal, where did they imply that? Since they didn't, there's nothing untrue here.

My everything is Windows for desktops, Blackberry for phone, no tablets I don't see the point, Unix for servers, Roku for streaming, and convertible for driving. Although the convertible does have Sync, so it's kind of Windows too.

Hmm, I have Linux for desktop/media center, dd-wrt (Linux) for my router, iOS for phone, Linux for laptop, PS3 is FreeBSD, Xbox and Xbox 360 run Windows though, and I guess Windows for my car... well, WMA anyway. Don't need a tablet either, I have no problems using my phone for the things I want to do.

chrisj1968 said,
How about spending money on fixing this broken OS for those who compute without fingers?

Proof? Oh, that's right you don't need any. Ignore that Google and Apple have had the means to do this to you for years but nobody claims that they are doing it. But when it is about Microsoft you need to flat out lie to try to bring them down. The products you support cannot do it on their own, you need to resort to such tactics.

MVD said,

cry me a river

Oh no! I questioned the latest lie, and that just makes your job just a little bit tougher. What lies will you tell next? Seriously, I am excited to hear all about it, you and your little friends have been providing great entertainment value watching you try your little heart out, and yet, still failing oh so miserably. But you know what, I am going to give you an A for effort. You have been trying, I will give you that. You just need to work a little harder.

StephenBratz said,

Proof? Oh, that's right you don't need any. Ignore that Google and Apple have had the means to do this to you for years but nobody claims that they are doing it. But when it is about Microsoft you need to flat out lie to try to bring them down. The products you support cannot do it on their own, you need to resort to such tactics.

Get a life and check the news: everybody in on board on this. There is no innocent here although it is unclear, for now, if cooperation with the government is 'enthusiastic" or "obtorto collo".

Fritzly said,

Get a life and check the news: everybody in on board on this. There is no innocent here although it is unclear, for now, if cooperation with the government is 'enthusiastic" or "obtorto collo".

You know what, you are right. They are all involved. In fact, Apple is sharing your audio and video recorded with your iPads, iPhones, and iPod touches, and sending them directly to the NSA. The GPS info that they have been caught collecting and sending back to Cupertino? It is being sent to the NSA also. Those 500,000,000 credit card numbers that they bragged about having the other day? That is 1/2 a billion credit card numbers that have been shared with the NSA. And of course, all those books that you buy that may be considered a threat to national security? Well, the NSA is looking into it, and will be paying you a visit very shortly.

And I will be repeating this in every single article about Apple. Thanks!

StephenBratz said,

You know what, you are right. They are all involved. In fact, Apple is sharing your audio and video recorded with your iPads, iPhones, and iPod touches, and sending them directly to the NSA. The GPS info that they have been caught collecting and sending back to Cupertino? It is being sent to the NSA also. Those 500,000,000 credit card numbers that they bragged about having the other day? That is 1/2 a billion credit card numbers that have been shared with the NSA. And of course, all those books that you buy that may be considered a threat to national security? Well, the NSA is looking into it, and will be paying you a visit very shortly.

And I will be repeating this in every single article about Apple. Thanks!

Those people at the NSA must have the worst jobs in the world. It would take them a lifetime to go through all of that audio from just the last year alone. I have been using Apple and MS products for at least 2 decades. No one has knocked on my door yet.

StephenBratz said,

You know what, you are right. They are all involved. In fact, Apple is sharing your audio and video recorded with your iPads, iPhones, and iPod touches, and sending them directly to the NSA. The GPS info that they have been caught collecting and sending back to Cupertino? It is being sent to the NSA also. Those 500,000,000 credit card numbers that they bragged about having the other day? That is 1/2 a billion credit card numbers that have been shared with the NSA. And of course, all those books that you buy that may be considered a threat to national security? Well, the NSA is looking into it, and will be paying you a visit very shortly.

And I will be repeating this in every single article about Apple. Thanks!

Your whining missed the target..... Apple, FB and Twitter are not among the suppliers of information about me to the NSA; on the other hand MS, Amazon, American Express, my phone company and my banks surely are, have been for a long time and so will be, no doubts about it. Your zelotic vision that some companies are evil and others are saints will, sooner or later, have to deal with reality. In the meantime I'll be kept entertained by your whining....

Apple is not part of Prism?

http://www.guardian.co.uk/worl.../06/us-tech-giants-nsa-data
http://www.news.com.au/technol...tory-e6frfro0-1226663017972
http://www.wired.com/threatlev...prism-verizon-surveillance/
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/...-data-mining_n_3399310.html
http://www.theverge.com/2013/6...book-microsoft-others-prism
http://www.slate.com/articles/...nce_program_could_ruin.html

And I can list more. Of course, Apple has denied giving the NSA "direct access," but that does not mean that they don't give them indirect access. And what company would acknowledge that they are participating in a top secret government program, where you need a secret clearance to know about it? Go up to Langley, to the CIA HQ and find someone in a black suit and ask them if they are a CIA agent, do you think you will get a "yes, I am a CIA agent" response, or a denial?

No, I don't think that one company is more evil than another, it is an issue of people who like to think that companies like Apple is a saint, and deny their involvement, when there is information that shows they are no different from the others.

StephenBratz said,
Apple is not part of Prism?
.

Get a Xanax before you read comments Pal......
I was the first one stating that tech companies, banks, etc. etc report to the big brother.
And no, Apple is not among the suppliers about me because I do not own any Apple product as well as I do not have a FB or Twitter account....

Fritzly said,

Get a Xanax before you read comments Pal......
I was the first one stating that tech companies, banks, etc. etc report to the big brother.
And no, Apple is not among the suppliers about me because I do not own any Apple product as well as I do not have a FB or Twitter account....

Whatever, he called out your BS with sources to back it up. What have you presented?
The most illogical argument of all time; that Apple aren't collaborating because you don't own Apple hardware. This makes very little sense.

Besides, StephenBratz never mentioned you specifically, rather everyone. But don't let that stop you trying to make illogical arguments and talk about unrelated specifics.

DarkerSeb said,

Whatever, he called out your BS with sources to back it up. What have you presented?
The most illogical argument of all time; that Apple aren't collaborating because you don't own Apple hardware. This makes very little sense.

Besides, StephenBratz never mentioned you specifically, rather everyone. But don't let that stop you trying to make illogical arguments and talk about unrelated specifics.


Do you have reading,comprehension as well? I am the one who stated that everybody is in bed siphoning customers data and feeding it to the government. The,reason why Apple cannot feed data about me is because I do not have any Apple devices.
Reading classes are available........

I like how those tiles look with that grunge look, it would be nice to have some visual effects for tiles, shadows, and other stuff, not everyone it uses it on laptops or tablets. I have powerful CPU and GPU and I want to use them even in windows interface.

the thing is energy consumption, on idle uses like 80-100W, when watching 1080p movies of playing games should go up to 120W-180w and more depending on hardware, if we keep more things loading the sistem the bill would go up, and more energy would be required in the whole energy grid

I thought the tiles were nice as well. Much better than the pure flat look. Looked like glass tiles with a bit of grunge. Would be cool to see that style implemented in Windows 8.

You're right, Microsoft only has 7 employees and to have 2 of them make this commercial was a preposterous idea.

Edited by bdsams, Jun 12 2013, 10:35pm :

chrisj1968 said,
How about spending money on fixing this broken OS for those who compute without fingers?


You have made it quite clear that you have no intention of using Microsoft software, so how would you know that it is "broken" and even if it were (it is not) what difference would it make to you since you do not use it.

bdsams said,
You're right, Microsoft only has 7 employees and to have 2 of them make this commercial was a preposterous idea.

Epic Comment!

chrisj1968 said,
How about spending money on fixing this broken OS for those who compute without fingers?

Simple. Just grab your mouse, click a tile, and carry on.

Dot Matrix said,

Simple. Just grab your mouse, click a tile, and carry on.

How is he supposed to do that if he doesn't have any fingers?

MVD said,
LOL yeah and make it mandatory for webcam and microphone to always be on in order for windows to work.

You are require to have the computer on at all time to use the device. Just saying...

MVD said,
LOL yeah and make it mandatory for webcam and microphone to always be on in order for windows to work.
You know you can just cover the camera with some kind of cloth or tape

Like other have said, Microsoft doesn't care about what you do when no one else is watching

link6155 said,
You know you can just cover the camera with some kind of cloth or tape

Like other have said, Microsoft doesn't care about what you do when no one else is watching


If the camera needs to be on for 'DRM' reasons for films, do you really think that'd work? No. If it senses how many people are in the room, it'd need to detect at least 1 to play, assuming the patent gets implemented.

TCLN Ryster said,
Windows 8 PC. Check. Surface. Check. Lumia 920. Check.

Fanboy level 1000.

Me: check check and check!
XBOX ONE preorder, check.....
oops.

erikpienk said,
Me Too, windows 8 desktop, Surface RT & Lumia 620 <3 love my devices!

I have Windows 7 on my 3 monitor desktop because 7 just works better on this kind of rig. I also have Surface Pro and Lumia 920.

I love take handwritten notes (in both English and Chinese) on my Surface Pro OneNote during a meeting. My assistant plus other members of my staff in the meeting or back at the office can read my notes in realtime on OneNote on their Lumia 920s, Surface Pros, Windows 8 laptops and desktops. If I want to take personal notes I just click on a page that isn't shared. If they want to pass me a message they just write on the shared OneNote page. When I'm done I click one button and OneNote transcribes the notes into type.

Now this is how technology should work.

Major Plonquer said,

I have Windows 7 on my 3 monitor desktop because 7 just works better on this kind of rig. I also have Surface Pro and Lumia 920.

I love take handwritten notes (in both English and Chinese) on my Surface Pro OneNote during a meeting. My assistant plus other members of my staff in the meeting or back at the office can read my notes in realtime on OneNote on their Lumia 920s, Surface Pros, Windows 8 laptops and desktops. If I want to take personal notes I just click on a page that isn't shared. If they want to pass me a message they just write on the shared OneNote page. When I'm done I click one button and OneNote transcribes the notes into type.

Now this is how technology should work.

Sounds amazing!

Major Plonquer said,

I have Windows 7 on my 3 monitor desktop because 7 just works better on this kind of rig. I also have Surface Pro and Lumia 920.

I love take handwritten notes (in both English and Chinese) on my Surface Pro OneNote during a meeting. My assistant plus other members of my staff in the meeting or back at the office can read my notes in realtime on OneNote on their Lumia 920s, Surface Pros, Windows 8 laptops and desktops. If I want to take personal notes I just click on a page that isn't shared. If they want to pass me a message they just write on the shared OneNote page. When I'm done I click one button and OneNote transcribes the notes into type.

Now this is how technology should work.

Really didn't know about this! They should make ads focussing on such features....

Hard to have "one experience" on different devices, some with a piddly little 4" screen, others with multiple 24" monitors, some with touch, some with mouse, some with keyboard, some without etc etc etc.

Give it up Microsoft. It ain't going to work.

dvb2000 said,
Hard to have "one experience" on different devices, some with a piddly little 4" screen, others with multiple 24" monitors, some with touch, some with mouse, some with keyboard, some without etc etc etc.

Give it up Microsoft. It ain't going to work.

What ever, I've been waiting to get this kind of inter-operability for years. The interface is clearly consistent across the devices and the UI is tailored for the specific device. I'm not sure what is so hard to grasp about this.

dvb2000 said,
Hard to have "one experience" on different devices, some with a piddly little 4" screen, others with multiple 24" monitors, some with touch, some with mouse, some with keyboard, some without etc etc etc.

Give it up Microsoft. It ain't going to work.

Please move on. Go enjoy your Androids/iDevices. We'll be here enjoying our perfectly-working unified ecosystem.