Microsoft out second parody video featuring executives

Like the recently revealed “Gmail Man” parody video that showed during a Microsoft internal-only conference in mid-July, Microsoft has made yet another humorous video that follows the “normal” lives of some of Microsoft’s senior management team. Featured in the video is Kurt DelBene (President of Office), Andrew Lees (President of Windows Phone), Qi Lu (President of Online Services) and Chris Capossela (Senior VP of Consumer Marketing).

All four executives pile into a Mini Cooper S to carpool to work at Microsoft and spoof their ordinary lives. Andrew Lees is seen shouting “you should have a Windows Phone, I gave you a Windows Phone” at a colleague using an iPhone. The video also makes fun of Google at several points and you can see the guys are really having fun making the parody video when they (attempt to) sing Michael Jackson’s Thriller.

The purpose of the video is unknown as it doesn’t appear as though Microsoft is trying to advertise anything, rather than just have a bit of fun with the executive team in making a parody video. Both this “Normal Guy” video and the previous “Gmail Man” video are quite entertaining and it would be great to see more of these style videos from the Windows giant – perhaps a change from the less-than-spectacular “Windows 7 Was My Idea” TV advertising campaign.

Update: The video appears to have since been removed.

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amazing and funny video.
whats funny its some people taking too serious these kind of videos. but oh well.

this one was a funny and silly video. and it made me laugh. specially the iphone/windows phone part.

Man what a boring video and here I was expecting something entertaining. Oh wait -cue window users who will complain if you've got nothing better to say then dont say anything- yet you guys crap all over the Apple news just the same.

Navan said,
lol, love "passing" google. clever

In what respect are Microsoft passing Google though?

I understand the pun, however I'm obviously missing something - has Microsoft recently overtaken Google in an area that Google previously dominated?

Cute James said,

In what respect are Microsoft passing Google though?

I understand the pun, however I'm obviously missing something - has Microsoft recently overtaken Google in an area that Google previously dominated?


Yeah that was kinda dumb to say.

Cute James said,

In what respect are Microsoft passing Google though?

I understand the pun, however I'm obviously missing something - has Microsoft recently overtaken Google in an area that Google previously dominated?


Office 365 reportedly has more paying customers than Google Doc's enterprise/business version.

Navan said,
lol, love "passing" google. clever

office 365 vs google docs.... he is the head of the office division so it makes sense.. kinda like as if the ipod guy were to make fun of the zune guy..

ps.. love the windows phone bit..

dhan said,

Office 365 reportedly has more paying customers than Google Doc's enterprise/business version.

Just saying. No source to your statement but here is mine. CHALLENGE?
http://www.firstpost.com/busin...soar-past-google-32639.html

Google says there are now 40 million users of online Google Apps suite. Microsoft does not publish equivalent numbers, but research firm comScore has estimated 750 million people worldwide use Office in some form. But Google, is confident it has the upper hand in the cloud. “Compared to what they (Microsoft) have in the market today, they have nowhere to go but up,” said Dave Girouard, head of Google's worldwide enterprise business. “We feel we're years ahead of them in terms of building a viable cloud solution that just works.”

SuperHans said,
That first parody video was so un-funny (and hypocritical) I'm not even going to bother watching this one.

Why even bother commenting then? Why even bother coming to this page?

MS Lose32 said,
Given that all Microsoft employees pass through a dehumanization program upon hire, yes.

Lol, that just makes no sense...

MS Lose32 said,
Given that all Microsoft employees pass through a dehumanization program upon hire, yes.

Lol, that just makes no sense...

Phantom Helix said,
Seinfeld much?

More like 'Curb Your Enthusiasm', but they're both Larry David productions, so you're not too far off.