Microsoft training videos leak, tell you how to sell Windows 8

Microsoft is gearing up to sell Windows 8 and it hopes that this will be the most successful launch to date. To make it a sales success, Microsoft needs to train its associates to correctly pitch the upcoming platform.

What you see below are videos that we have obtained that are training guidelines for the upcoming OS. Microsoft is, or will be using these videos to educate those who will be on the front lines to sell Microsoft products.

Yesterday we posted up videos that appeared to be Windows 8 advertisement but we have since learned that they were spotted in training material as well. They still could be used for public display, but keep in mind that they were initially spotted during a training session. 

Thanks for the tip Anon!

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warwagon said,
I'm frightened of the phone support rapeage that will peruse when windows 8s is released.

This! Love to know if any companys decide to upgrade to Windows 8 and if so please record all Helpdesk calls!

th3r3turn said,

This! Love to know if any companys decide to upgrade to Windows 8 and if so please record all Helpdesk calls!


"To improve quality of our support staff this call may be monitored and recorded. Also for the lols"

GS:mac

th3r3turn said,

This! Love to know if any companys decide to upgrade to Windows 8 and if so please record all Helpdesk calls!

"Sir, please click on the tile. No, it's called a tile now, not a button. No sir, with your mouse, you don't have a touchscreen. I know you're touching your screen, I mean your screen does not support tactile interaction. No sir, I'm not hitting on you."

etc. etc. etc.

Karendar said,

"Sir, please click on the tile. No, it's called a tile now, not a button. No sir, with your mouse, you don't have a touchscreen. I know you're touching your screen, I mean your screen does not support tactile interaction. No sir, I'm not hitting on you."

etc. etc. etc.

It says right click, and then click. does that mean I have to right click again? Since I know people that are actually that stupid when it comes to computers... Yeah... I think its misleading LOL

If they wanna make a sale they can offer you w7. Seriously, they will probanly need more than a sales pitch to get people to buy after seeing the tablet UI.

man, tiles for Desktop applications looked so much better in the Release Preview. they downgraded aesthetically in RTM.

rorrr said,
man, tiles for Desktop applications looked so much better in the Release Preview. they downgraded aesthetically in RTM.

seriously??? they were a heck of a lot better in RTM

I like Microsoft's Modern hands. That way, they don't have to hire a hand model for their videos like Apple does.

Lose the music, a voice over would be so much less monotenous. And as much as I like Win 8, out of site out of mind. They should have had little pictures in all 4 corners of the screen instead of swiping in. I'll get over it, but discoverability needs to be further impregnated into this whole experience.

I am really nervous about supporting this whole experience for the end user, and trying to explain the inconsistencies between Metro and the desktop. Hopefully it will be easier than I'm thinking. I'll wait and see. I think the tablets experience will be fine. I shudder to think what the OEM computers from Best Buy are going to look like.

Or, "how do I create contact groups in the Metro Mail app?"
uh,.... uh.... uh.....
I need to see that video.... because the help section sends you to a contacts folder that is empty and thus far (in the RTM), still references the "release preview". Does this mean more service packs coming with a new help section?

So then I have to explain about going back and forth between mail apps that are capable and ones that aren't. Oh boy.. fun stuff coming up here for those of us that teach the less technically oriented...

Totally boring.

What Windows 8 needs is "... Calendar, Clock, Control Panel and - can you believe it? - Minesweeper! That's right, all these features and Minesweeper! For how much? $500? A $1000? Even more? No, it's just $69.99! Upgrade today! Blablabla, except in Nebraska."

Phouchg said,
Totally boring.

What Windows 8 needs is "... Calendar, Clock, Control Panel and - can you believe it? - Minesweeper! That's right, all these features and Minesweeper! For how much? $500? A $1000? Even more? No, it's just $69.99! Upgrade today! Blablabla, except in Nebraska."

These videos aren't supposed to be all whizzy... they're training materials for salesmen.

TCLN Ryster said,

These videos aren't supposed to be all whizzy... they're training materials for salesmen.

Bah. There's no better training for salesmen than the super showdown of the most enthusiastic example of all time. If one has to bullsh*t, better go all the way.

"first video want me to say"
Windows 8 is all about you. Personalize your Windows 8 PC or tablet to fit your needs

I'd feel like a moron if I say this.

I liked the videos but instead of the music it should have been a voice over. Or music and voice over instead of music and text (reading).

BTW, it is me or did the last video's music was Christmas-y?

Watching that second video reminds me that I'm going to need to un-friend a bunch of family and friends who will probably find it a lot easier to share even more inane things that they do throughout the day.

Condere said,
Watching that second video reminds me that I'm going to need to un-friend a bunch of family and friends who will probably find it a lot easier to share even more inane things that they do throughout the day.

We can only pray they novelty factor wears off quick!

People shouldn't have to go to a retailer to learn how to use Windows 8 like this, modified versions of these tutorials should be included by default. (A "Learn" tile on the start screen, maybe?)

Jimmy422 said,
People shouldn't have to go to a retailer to learn how to use Windows 8 like this, modified versions of these tutorials should be included by default. (A "Learn" tile on the start screen, maybe?)

There is already a quick tutorial when you install Windows 8, also these videos are for sales people so they can show and sell the OS to customers, this isn't for the actual customers or for us 'geeks'.

Clearly they are for sales, but could easily be tweaked to address the consumer - its the same basic missing information that the 'quick tutorial', if you can even call it that, fails to address.

Functional looking videos, but as per usual Microsoft is absolutely unbeatable in picking music that makes you want to tear your skin off.

empty said,
Functional looking videos, but as per usual Microsoft is absolutely unbeatable in picking music that makes you want to tear your skin off.

LMAO Very true

rfirth said,
'Too Close' by Alex Clare is very popular now thanks to Microsoft.

Indeed, I love that song. Gave me a big grin at the end of Taken 2 too

rfirth said,
'Too Close' by Alex Clare is very popular now thanks to Microsoft.

After hearing that song, I proceeded to download his entire album. Love it, love it, love it!

"what dark magic is this! All my Tech friends with ABC qualifications told me that Windows 8 only works with a touch screen, why would they lie to me?!"

Silver47 said,
"what dark magic is this! All my Tech friends with ABC qualifications told me that Windows 8 only works with a touch screen, why would they lie to me?!"

by 'only works with' I think they meant 'is designed for'.