Microsoft Launches New Website : WindowsAndMe

WindowsAndMe is a new website launched by Microsoft. It will be the place where the Windows community at large will come together to share their experiences, explore the magical world of Windows and learn to make the most of their digital experience.

Share your experiences, voice your opinion & learn from other Windows users to get more out of your PC experience. We have a panel of "Windows Gurus" who can help you with your questions or concerns. As a member of Windows and Me, you will be informed about the trendiest new features and innovations in the world of Windows. Also, we have some great partnerships in place to give you exclusive offers. We encourage you to visit the site regularly to enjoy these benefits.

Editorial Note: The authenticity of this site has not been verified and has been questioned by many of our members. Please use caution when entering any personal information into this website.

Update: Microsoft India have confirmed through email that the site is legit and also asked us to remove the domain info, so please do not repost it.

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(NightmarE D said @ #65.1)
Is that Neowins fault? Did Neowin force you to sign up for that site?

You and you alone signed up for the site. So if it is fake and you start getting spammed, you only have yourself to blame for that.

Neowin posted a story about a new site. They didn't tell everyone to go sign up for it.

Well, actually Neowin can be partly blamed as people have an expectation of them not to link to dodgy websites.

I'm kinda hoping that it's a legit site with a connection to Microsoft. Just so it would prove all of you wrong and show you people how immature it is that you keep shouting fake with no real proof yourselves.

Typos and bad graphics don't always prove it's fake. Could just mean the designer isn't very good at designing or spelling. Especially when it's not their native language.

95% of the complainers on this page are people that do nothing but complain on here to begin with. So I'm not that surprised.

(NightmarE D said @ #66)
I'm kinda hoping that it's a legit site with a connection to Microsoft. Just so it would prove all of you wrong and show you people how immature it is that you keep shouting fake with no real proof yourselves.

Typos and bad graphics don't always prove it's fake. Could just mean the designer isn't very good at designing or spelling. Especially when it's not their native language.

95% of the complainers on this page are people that do nothing but complain on here to begin with. So I'm not that surprised.

The other 5% are little sheep that believe everything they are told because they are too weak-minded to think for themselves. Get a half a freaking clue! It is obviously a REALLY BADLY DONE website and there is no way MS has any oversight on this.

I have dealt with MS India operations before and they are extremely well-spoken, literate and competent designers. Most of them are better spellers than some of my "fellow Americans." There is no way this is an officially-sanctioned project.

Update: The Pope just sent me an email confirming this and I will be checking in with Bill Gates later tonight at the rave (now that he's retired, he's quite the party animal.)

It is NOT fake.

Update : Those of you, who may have doubted whether this is a genuine Microsoft website, rest assured. I have received an email again today from Microsoft stating :
"The windowsandme.com site is done by Microsoft. NetCarrots is the agency developing and running the site." Do remember that its still in beta stage.

http://www.winvistaclub.com/

So there you have it.

Lol, so because somebody on winvistaclub.com has said they have "received an email again today from Microsoft", we'll just accept that as sold....?

(MarkTrello said @ #68.1)
Well... it was made by Microsoft India so you would expect it to be of pretty poor quality.

Really? Do you know how many Indians are working at Microsoft? You open the door and an Indian falls infront of you from somewhere. Its surprising how people consider Indians to not be fluent in English. English is the primary language spoken in India, even though its not the national language.

Just look at the flash video. The Vista logo is not Microsoft's logo. It's the logo that Apple made to make fun of Microsoft Vista.

If this isn't fake MS should be ashamed. It's ****, even for a beta website. They have all the source images they need yet this still looks like it uses mock images recreated by a third party.

Doesn't matter if its Microsoft, a third party is doing the development, which means until Microsoft steps in to do quality control, the site will be as the developers make it.

The question I want to ask is, why purpose does this site serve? Microsoft already has the official Windows homepage, and various other community sites, like Channel 9, On10 etc.

What is influence of command ping,if IE brower is setted agent server?


No way, no how is it Microsoft. WTF does that question even mean?

Anyone ever see Microsoft register a Domain using GoDaddy?

Anyone ever see Microsoft NOT use Live ID's at any point even on beta sites?

I wrote to Microsoft regarding this website.
They have confirmed that it is authentic.
Looks like they would appreciate any feedback.

from: Microsoft Online Customer Service <CNTUS.PRCS.NA.00.EN.TRA.BGL.CS.T01.CUS.00.WB@css.one.microsoft.com>
subject: RE: SRX1071565719ID - Concern about possible phishing site windowsandme.com

Hello ****,

Thank you for contacting Microsoft Customer Service.

I understand that you would like to know whether http://www.windowsandme.com/Index.aspx is Microsoft website or not.

www.windowsandme.com is a Microsoft India initiative to help consumers make the most of the Windows in their PC every day. At present it’s being tested and reviewed by our teams as well as a select set of people who are subject matter experts on Windows so that they can provide feedback that can help us evolve the experience and make the site work best for our consumers.

As with every beta site, this site would also have some bugs, and we would appreciate if you could share your feedback with us at feedback@windowsandme.com.

I hope the information provided is useful.

Thank you,

Prakash

Microsoft Customer Service Representative

If you have any feedback about your Online Customer Service experience, please send it to my manager, Nivedita Paul, at http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=6998853 Please do not forget to indicate the name of my manager in the subject field.

Yeah it's targetted at indian consumers, I don't know if that explains the dodgy grammar or if it's just the fault of whoever's writing this stuff.

If we could get deeper in the code from the site, i bet we could see something like "Made in China" on the source lol

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