Microsoft workers celebrated Windows Phone 7 RTM with iPhone hearses

Microsoft workers celebrated the release to manufacturing of Windows Phone 7 by parading through their Redmond campus on Friday with iPhone and BlackBerry hearses.

Employees dressed up in fancy dress and also modified cars to include Windows Phone branding. Aside from the crazy outfits the workers made fake hearses for giant BlackBerry and iPhone devices. Employees cheekily claimed they had buried the competition with Windows Phone 7.

Microsoft finished Windows Phone 7 on September 1 and plans to announce its release date at an open house event on October 11 in New York City. Windows Phone 7 is the most thoroughly tested mobile platform the folks at Redmond have ever shipped. According to Microsoft they had nearly ten thousand devices running automated tests daily, over a half million hours of active self-hosting use, over three and a half million hours of stress test passes, and eight and a half million hours of fully automated test passes. Microsoft has had thousands of independent software vendors and early adopters testing Windows Phone 7 and providing feedback.

Windows Phone 7 is expected to be available in late October for those in Europe and November for those in the US. If you're interested in more about Windows Phone 7 then please see our in-depth preview.

UPDATE: Microsoft workers also performed a rendition of Thriller, see below:

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If I worked for Microsoft I would be embarrassed to be asked to participate in something so juvenile, especially when I haven't actually got a product capable of touching the competition.

After all of the build up, and nonsense like this, they'd better come up with the goods or they're just going to look stupid.

And Microsoft was able to outsell the iPod? Microsoft bases their business decisions from greed, arrogance and ignorance. They actually think that people actually will pay money to have the Microsoft logo on a phone. Most of the users I know of aren't exactly happy they even have to pay money for Microsoft products due to the cheap quality. I think Microsoft Employees should spend time trying to figure put how to create an operating system that is vireo free first. Apple at least has a 10 year head start in that area.

"Windows Phone 7 is the most thoroughly tested mobile platform the folks at Redmond have ever shipped. According to Microsoft they had nearly ten thousand devices running automated tests daily, over a half million hours of active self-hosting use, over three and a half million hours of stress test passes, and eight and a half million hours of fully automated test passes. Microsoft has had thousands of independent software vendors and early adopters testing Windows Phone 7 and providing feedback."

Nice to see the same Q.C. used with Vista is still with the company.

The Empire Strikes Back!



Live from Jurassic Park One er...Redmond HQ Campus.



They think they are going to "bury" Blackberry AND iPhone with their ZunieTunes Phone?

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

When it comes to "smart" phones, Microsoft is already DOA.

BRING BACK THE MAC vs PC GUYS COMMERCIALS NOW!

Michael Jackson, may he rest in peace, must be rolling over in his grave...

STOP IT!
P.S. : HE USED AN APPLE MACINTOSH COMPUTER!

Silly gimmicky stunts like this aside, if Win7 Mobile is as much an improvement over its predecessors as Windows 7 itself was, there is a lot to be happy about. I'm not a windows fanboy, I just happen to like what works well. I use an iMac, Win7 box, and an iPod Touch. They all have their place depending on what I want/need to do.

My next phone was going to either be an iPhone or a Droid, I hadn't decided yet... but I'll keep an eye on Win7 Mobile too when the time comes.

Very nice! It looked like a lot of fun and the amount of butt hurt it caused the iPhone and Android fans was a surprise... I don't think I have enough money to buy you all that many kleenex boxes... Lighten up guys, really...

Considering windows mobile/phone is at the bottom of smartphone top 5 and 7 is more of less a gimmicky OS that's not very good i think they better pull their head out their rear end then waste money and time on this sort of nonsense otherwise they may as well go and bury windows phone 7.

Hahaha, it is funny... But I think it should be done after WP7 got good sales and earned great profit for the company.

i don't want to be bad or evil, the iPhone has lots of things to be desired, but the metro implementation in Windows mobile 7 (phone errmmmm) sucks.
that's all, W mobile 7 won't get anywhere, you'll see, just like WebOS from Palm , it's a dead rail for a company that consider it to be a big thing.
If Apple did anything "new" to the mobile phone ecosystem, it's the app store and the support for those apps.
PS : i will buy a WP7 device as soon as it's available, i'm not close minded and not a fanboy of any company, i just like to see technology be more human sometimes.

i know one of the guy in the thriller video posted. he was in my classes in university. its funny to see him dancing in the video. Seemed like a fun day at Microsoft.

d4diesel said,
i know one of the guy in the thriller video posted. he was in my classes in university. its funny to see him dancing in the video. Seemed like a fun day at Microsoft.

I kind of wish that people would stop doing the Thriller dance because it just seems like the most overdone choreographed piece ever made. There's nothing special about it anymore.

Haha thats genius! lol
As long as they do enough advertising I think WP7 could make it big.
People will be walking down the streets showing off the fact they have Windows on their phone.
Where as us technophiles will know better lol

I love this and I'm glad to see some Microsoft employees were allowed to have a day of fun - they certainly deserve it and it was all meant in a light-hearted way.

Maybe that's a winning strategy. Get enough employees to create a market for your product, because they're the only ones who will ever use it lol.

LoveThePenguin said,
Maybe that's a winning strategy. Get enough employees to create a market for your product, because they're the only ones who will ever use it lol.

Except not 'lol', because you are very wrong

LoveThePenguin said,
Maybe that's a winning strategy. Get enough employees to create a market for your product, because they're the only ones who will ever use it lol.

.....or they're just having fun. People do that, you know.

As much as I like WP7 and want these guyz to enjoy, but a sound in one corner of my head says: "Arrogant much?!"

People who used to use WM platform always said beginning from 2007 that MS needs to do things ASAP otherwise they will loose the market share. This is so typical of Microsoft. Ignore the user input as much as they can, **** of users and then frinally listen to them which they should have in the first place.

That being said I will be getting a WP7 as soon as it lands in Australia.

lordcanti86 said,
Some of you guys need to invest in a sense of humor

I agree, I have worked for so many companies that throw a fit if you take an extra minute on your coffee break. Nice to see these guys/girls having some well deserved fun ... and I am sure nobody is offended over at Apple or RIM either.

Joe620 said,

I agree, I have worked for so many companies that throw a fit if you take an extra minute on your coffee break. Nice to see these guys/girls having some well deserved fun ... and I am sure nobody is offended over at Apple or RIM either.

Exactly. C'mon people. Not everything needs to be some kind of marketing campaign.

Kind of creative actually. I mean this, and Microsoft? Hmm, maybe they actually listened and are willing to change. I wait for IE9, WP7, and the next version of Windows to decide. Mobile marketplace still sucks ass though.

Artillery said,
Kind of creative actually. I mean this, and Microsoft? Hmm, maybe they actually listened and are willing to change. I wait for IE9, WP7, and the next version of Windows to decide. Mobile marketplace still sucks ass though.

Yup. The current Windows Marketplace for Mobile is awful. Can't wait for WP7.

I wonder how many in the crowd (mostly MS employees) took photos with their iPhones
LOL.
I'm looking forward to the win7 phone. The Win6.5x has gone about as far as it can. HTC gave it a little more life with their Sense interface, but it is time for a fresh start.
Comes out in Oct 11, and I'm eligible for an update early November, which is perfect. What bugs show up after launch, should be sorted out by then.
MS has to get this right, to capture any Christmas market. If they release it with a bug like the "antennagate" problem, it sure will hurt.

Orange Battery said,
So MS have killed iPhone? Im no iPhone user but for something thats meant to be dead its not doing too well keeping out of the public eye.

It was a light-hearted bit of fun.

Orange Battery said,
Im no iPhone user

You say that, but this is your second bashing comment in this article, so either you're a fanboy in disguise or you have some serious sand in your vagina. Things actually take time, so the mockery "killing" of the Iphone marketing ploy is an exaggeration of what they hope to do in the long term.

Byron_Hinson said,
Oh dear, how sad - still I guess whatever makes them have some fun after working hard on making a UI that can't show a full header

Just, Wow =D I don't know whether to think you're crazy or just very ignorant :L

Byron_Hinson said,
Oh dear, how sad - still I guess whatever makes them have some fun after working hard on making a UI that can't show a full header

There's no need for it to show a full header, that's the point of it

darkfanar said,
lol good strike keep up the good work
will be proud to own windows phone 7 can't wait

Did you contribute or in any way add to OS? If you did then you should be proud, if you didn't then your just happy go with something that hasn't even been released because of a marketing strategy, and thats a worry.

Orange Battery said,

Did you contribute or in any way add to OS? If you did then you should be proud, if you didn't then your just happy go with something that hasn't even been released because of a marketing strategy, and thats a worry.


first i don't have to be apart of something to be proud of own it
second i said [i will be] proud to own it since i have seen most of the reviews about it
and i really liked what i saw which will make me happy and will be proud to own it

I have yet to own a cell phone, but if I get the opportunity, I know for sure that this is the one I want.

Kudos to MS for having a sense of humor =)

Haha, that's brilliant!

It's nice to see people having a good time; they are after all very proud of what they have spent a lot of time creating. Nicely done WP7 team!

Forget fanbois and girls; any company would be pleased and happy to get something as big as this out of the gate so, why not have some fun at the same time. I know I'd have loved to be a part of it.

Windows Phone 7 - Game on!

(Now, when can I get's me a device! )

no-sweat said,
*looks over at his frozen windows mobile-based HTC touch pro2*

yeah, android it is next time!

You really love freezes, by stepping to Android

manosdoc said,

You really love freezes, by stepping to Android

I still use one of the first Androids models made. Freezes?, I think not.

no-sweat said,
*looks over at his frozen windows mobile-based HTC touch pro2* ...

wow, talk about uninformed.

Comparing this generations mobile OS with WP7 is like switching to Windows 7 because you're mad at Mac OS9

no-sweat said,
*looks over at his frozen windows mobile-based HTC touch pro2*

yeah, android it is next time!

You can put Android on your Touch Pro2, right now......

no-sweat said,
*looks over at his frozen windows mobile-based HTC touch pro2*

yeah, android it is next time!


My Sprint Touch Pro2 runs as slick as melted butter (with the 6.5 update, and Sense running). Not sure what you're doing wrong.

C_Guy said,
How much do you want to bet that workers at RIM and Apple don't have this much fun on the job?
11 cents and a bus ticket.

C_Guy said,
How much do you want to bet that workers at RIM and Apple don't have this much fun on the job?

I'd bet a lot - I'd assume rather than make themselves look as stupid as this they get on and try and design products people actually want to buy these days

Nehemoth said,
Good News for Microsoft, as the platform its new the market share can only grow up.

:-D

Congratulations

But if Windows Phone can't gain market share than Windows Mobile is losing market share Microsoft is gonna have a problem.

techbeck said,

What, if Apple did it people would be bashing them? Is that what you are getting at?

Without a doubt. There would be absolute outrage.

Simon said,
Without a doubt. There would be absolute outrage.

Because Apple started it all. Cannot expect companies to keep taking Apples crap. If MS did this without any provocation, then I would be saying stuff against MS.

So yea, there is a difference.

techbeck said,

Because Apple started it all. Cannot expect companies to keep taking Apples crap. If MS did this without any provocation, then I would be saying stuff against MS.

So yea, there is a difference.

Apple started what now? What's your point? That there is as much a bias against MS as there is against Apple? Please... most Apple users also have products from MS and don't hate on other companies to be cool.

So yeah, if "Apple did it..." there would be a plethora of hateful comments from sore people who can't get over not having an iPhone for some reason.

Shadrack said,
So yeah, if "Apple did it..." there would be a plethora of hateful comments from sore people who can't get over not having an iPhone for some reason.

Comments like these are one of the many reasons Apple and especially its fans have a bad image in some parts of the internet. But yeah, Apple users don't hate on other companies and Apple isn't the king of being stuck-up, making fun of the competition and spreading misinformation left and right....

Shadrack said,

...most Apple users don't hate on other companies to be cool...

What color is the sky in your world? Seriously, do you belive this?

nohone said,
What color is the sky in your world? Seriously, do you belive this?
Most Apple users couldn't care less about other companies.

Simon said,
Most Apple users couldn't care less about other companies.

-insinuating all MS vs Apple threads are started by MS fans- ???

Glendi said,

-insinuating all MS vs Apple threads are started by MS fans- ???

On Neowin, most are. Apple users on here by and large keep to themselves.

As for this Microsoft thing, they also attacked Android in a few of their signs, though the article doesn't mention that.

techbeck said,

What, if Apple did it people would be bashing them? Is that what you are getting at?


I hope that's what the comment was getting at, because it is exactly what would happen. Everyone would be angry at Apple simply because its Apple.

Simon said,
If Apple did it...

If Apple did it in 2007 as the outsider coming after RIM and Nokia it would have been laughed at as silly even though 3 years later it would look prophetic.

As for Apple users buying because it is cool? I think you have to define cool!

Apple users don't buy because the brand name Apple is cool. They buy Apple because Apple actually creates drool worthy cool products that set the tone for entire industries. People who dismiss Apple users as pursuer's of fad's just aren't giving credit where credit is due. They are the same people who dismissed the iPhone by saying that you could already do what the iPhone did with WinMobile 6 phones. Sure, they both connected to the internet but they were hardly equivalent!

Many tech people get hung up on the specs they can find and think a product's value is it's cost divided by it's features with no consideration for the value of not having a feature and how that can benefit the features that are more important. Or the value of attention to detail in the quality of components being used. Just one example, all touch sensors are not created equal! Just check out this comparison.

http://lifehacker.com/5501814/...petition-according-to-robot+driven-analysis

Bottom line: Apple is growing like crazy because they make products people want, and if Microsoft can't find partners who will figure out what is really important to users and make devices that fit that need, they will fail! Also if they don't figure out how to leverage their huge developer base and make a easy to use App Store, they will also fail.

Good luck Microsoft!

Although WP7 looks very nice and awesome... I think they will not dominate, unless they get a lot of apps for the main thing. Apps are one of the best thing, not many seem avalible...

Android with 3.0 will likely be second and iOS 1st with the number of apps! WP7 will be 3rd and might eventually move up... But won't be that good at launch.

TechDudeGeorge said,
Apps are one of the best thing, not many seem avalible...

Weren't there something like more than 250,000 downloads of the WP7 Developer Tools? Even if only 1/4 of those people write apps, that's a LOT of applications, just at the start.

Dead'Soul said,
Microsoft havent killed the competition, just wasted more money on another unsuccessful project. i hope i am wrong...
How can it be unsuccessful if it hasn't been released yet?

satukoro said,
How can it be unsuccessful if it hasn't been released yet?

That would be a sore point I think, a lot of the employees are still probably quite ****ed about the whole Kin situation and the way things played out.

Dead'Soul said,
Microsoft havent killed the competition, just wasted more money on another unsuccessful project. i hope i am wrong...

Typical fanboy wishes.

satukoro said,
How can it be unsuccessful if it hasn't been released yet?

I don't necessarily believe this line of thinking, but the argument could be made that it's unsuccessful *because* it hasn't been released yet. The iPhone was launched in 2007. Android was initially released in 2008 and really picked up steam over a year ago. Where's Microsoft been, and why's it taken so long?

That would be a sore point I think, a lot of the employees are still probably quite ****ed about the whole Kin situation and the way things played out.

Sheesh, some of you are prudes. I say good for those folks. Have a little fun.
The challenge will be tough, but do remember to blow off some steam from time to time and have some fun.

ccoltmanm said,
Also, Microsoft should buy Apple. Has Apple ever paid Microsoft back? With interest?
Apple isn't exactly up for sale. They no longer owe anything to Microsoft, and iir, are actually now worth more than Microsoft.

Simon said,
Apple isn't exactly up for sale. They no longer owe anything to Microsoft, and iir, are actually now worth more than Microsoft.

Apple is a classic example of the share price not representing what the company is actually worth, it's share price is being held up by smoke and mirrors.

ccoltmanm said,
Also, Microsoft should buy Apple. Has Apple ever paid Microsoft back? With interest?

You should know if Microsoft buys Apple, your Windows OS won't get better and better with same pace as now, quality would be lower, simply because when there would be no serious competition, thus no challenge, that's a fact.... why put more and more money in development, for fun? You have still a lot to learn.

@thealexweb: welcome to the world of real business, without this, you'd be playing on ZX Spectrum by now.... and what internet?

ccoltmanm said,
Also, Microsoft should buy Apple. Has Apple ever paid Microsoft back? With interest?

Jesus, are people still this far behind? Microsoft had sold off all of its nonvoting shares by the end of 2000 at a 300% increase in value. Apple "paid them back" a decade ago. And Microsoft couldn't buy Apple if they wanted to.

And, no, thealexweb, Apple is a classic example of a company being undervalued because people have a hard time picturing it as the most valuable American company in this crappy economy -- but based on most traditional valuation metrics (price divided future earnings, etc...) it is quite undervalued.

dp123 said,

Jesus, are people still this far behind? Microsoft had sold off all of its nonvoting shares by the end of 2000 at a 300% increase in value. Apple "paid them back" a decade ago. And Microsoft couldn't buy Apple if they wanted to.

And, no, thealexweb, Apple is a classic example of a company being undervalued because people have a hard time picturing it as the most valuable American company in this crappy economy -- but based on most traditional valuation metrics (price divided future earnings, etc...) it is quite undervalued.

AAPL's P/E is around 20. In "traditional" valuation metrics, that's overpriced. Look at MSFT's P/E. It's around 11. One slip-up by Apple, and that stock will sink like a rock. Hardware in the mobile space is evolving rapidly. Apple has no claim to the highest-end hardware in this space any more. Smartphones are becoming a commodity, and Apple's margins are going to get crushed. As Microsoft stays out of the mobile device business, they have no such concerns about margins. Their operating margins are 40%. That's absolutely sick!

dp123 said,
based on most traditional valuation metrics (price divided future earnings, etc...) it is quite undervalued.

No, it's not, far from it.

dp123 said,

And, no, thealexweb, Apple is a classic example of a company being undervalued because people have a hard time picturing it as the most valuable American company in this crappy economy -- but based on most traditional valuation metrics (price divided future earnings, etc...) it is quite undervalued.
Most stocks are overvalued. If a stock is undervalued at any time, the market will automatically adjust itself to make it at least equal or overvalued. Google, Apple, etc. are extremely overvalued stocks. Investing in them is of highest risk. In fact, investing in any technology company is high risk because things change very fast in tech.

Simon said,
Apple isn't exactly up for sale. They no longer owe anything to Microsoft, and iir, are actually now worth more than Microsoft.

Is it? I know it's more valuable to invest in... but Microsoft is much bigger as a company and includes many more other technology areas than Apple.

Glendi said,

Is it? I know it's more valuable to invest in... but Microsoft is much bigger as a company and includes many more other technology areas than Apple.

No! at this time microsoft and Apple are very close in size and Apple has been growing by leaps and bounds for the past decade while Microsoft has been so much dead wood! 3 years ago Microsoft had about 60B in revenue and this year they are on target for ....... about 60B. 3 years ago Apple's revenue was bout 24B and this year they are on target for well over 50B. Had it not been for a serious upturn in overall PC sales (which boosts MS overall) Apple might have passed MS in revenue this year as well as stock price. And, Apple's Net Assets are actually greater than Microsoft 42B vs Microsoft's 32B.

As for technology areas, what ever that means. Apple's income stems form traditional Computer hardware sales as well as software sales, and consumer electronics sales. They are also now the largest seller of music as well as a major force in online video distribution. They also run the largest online Application sales site and are dipping their toe in the marketing/Advertising business.

So, apple's no one trick pony.

puggsly said,

No! at this time microsoft and Apple are very close in size and Apple has been growing by leaps and bounds for the past decade while Microsoft has been so much dead wood! 3 years ago Microsoft had about 60B in revenue and this year they are on target for ....... about 60B. 3 years ago Apple's revenue was bout 24B and this year they are on target for well over 50B. Had it not been for a serious upturn in overall PC sales (which boosts MS overall) Apple might have passed MS in revenue this year as well as stock price. And, Apple's Net Assets are actually greater than Microsoft 42B vs Microsoft's 32B.

As for technology areas, what ever that means. Apple's income stems form traditional Computer hardware sales as well as software sales, and consumer electronics sales. They are also now the largest seller of music as well as a major force in online video distribution. They also run the largest online Application sales site and are dipping their toe in the marketing/Advertising business.

So, apple's no one trick pony.

Um, hate to mention this guys but the stock price isn't a fair comparision.... Microsoft pays dividends. There is no pay outs for Apple stock making it more risky but that artifically inflates the price of the stock.

If Apple started to pay out, or if Microsoft stopped then it the stock price would be a fair comparision. As it stands we can't really compare.


IMHO - Apple design average but good looking hardware, two reasonable OS's, a modern smartphone, content delivery system and a tablet - oh and a few MP3 players.

However they excel most of all in being a fantastic marketing company.


Microsoft are entrenched in the enterprise IT space with their server and client OS's, Office productivity suite (Office), database server (SQL), email server (Exchange), collaboration server (SharePoint), voice & IM server (OCS), transformation server (BizTalk) and System Centre range of products for network management. Not forgetting their virtualisation stack with Hyper-V and RemoteApp. Oh, and a Thin Client OS for ATM's, terminals, POS, MediaRoom for IPTV providers and various other 'bits' that work behind the scenes.

Then you have developers - ranging from Visual Studio, Expression, MSDN, VBA, .Net, Silverlight etc.

Cloud wise you have Bing, Office Web Apps, BPOS and Azure

For consumers, you have the client OS, XBox 360, Office / Works, Zune (hardware, software and content distribution), Windows Phone 7, Security Essentials, Windows Media Centre, various hardware (mice, keyboards, webcams) - as well as a games development studio.


I personally believe the world would miss Microsoft more than Apple should either disappear overnight. Millions of businesses rely of Microsoft so their systems work, millions of developers make a living writing under Microsoft's stack and millions of consumers use their OS and games consoles.
Whereas millions of consumers rely on Apple for their phone, music and personal computer.

Reports of the death of the iPhone are exaggerated.

Fans believe it should go after Android. Analysts believe it should go after BlackBerry. Microsoft appears to be going after Apple. Personally I don't believe it could make dents in any of them.

thealexweb said,
Microsoft you haven't killed the competition, frankly if your market share goes up at all you should happy.

Shall we jaunt through a history lesson of "waking the sleeping giant"? Intel Processors. Windows OS. And now Windows Phone. From what I have seen it has lots of promise. Also as a .net developer I would rather program for this OS than Android or iPhone. Don't be so quick to count it out...

spartyjohnson said,

Shall we jaunt through a history lesson of "waking the sleeping giant"? Intel Processors. Windows OS. And now Windows Phone. From what I have seen it has lots of promise. Also as a .net developer I would rather program for this OS than Android or iPhone. Don't be so quick to count it out...

Actually whenever I have doubts about the WinPho7 platform, I remember the development environment and feel happy again Ah, how beautiful to ditch Java and get some serious development tools.

thealexweb said,
Microsoft you haven't killed the competition, frankly if your market share goes up at all you should happy.
Who says you have to bury them dead?

dotf said,

+1

Program using .what? Developers have moved on... They are where the money is, and the real party left Redmond a very long time ago...

It's too late.... The only people programming for .net are the people tha have MSF phones, which are the employees... Maybe someone can make a big ass alarm clock app that will go off when put in the hands of a MSFT employee and

I actually feel sorry for then... Between snickers I'm really sad...let"THE PARADE IS OVER, YOU SHOULD GO HOME NOW"

RVB Seattle said,

Program using .what? Developers have moved on... They are where the money is, and the real party left Redmond a very long time ago...

It's too late.... The only people programming for .net are the people tha have MSF phones, which are the employees... Maybe someone can make a big ass alarm clock app that will go off when put in the hands of a MSFT employee and

I actually feel sorry for then... Between snickers I'm really sad...let"THE PARADE IS OVER, YOU SHOULD GO HOME NOW"


LOL! Where you think developers moved to? Objective-C? Back to Java? .NET is really big...

RVB Seattle said,

Program using .what? Developers have moved on... They are where the money is, and the real party left Redmond a very long time ago...

It's too late.... The only people programming for .net are the people tha have MSF phones, which are the employees... Maybe someone can make a big ass alarm clock app that will go off when put in the hands of a MSFT employee and

I actually feel sorry for then... Between snickers I'm really sad...let"THE PARADE IS OVER, YOU SHOULD GO HOME NOW"

Ahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!! ROFLCOPTER LMAONAISE LOLACAUST.

Nobody uses .NET anymore? Where the hell have you been? On a remote island? I daresay it's the platform that most people use out of them all and, speaking from experience, is the best/easiest to use!

thealexweb said,
Microsoft you haven't killed the competition, frankly if your market share goes up at all you should happy.

Come on....don't take it so serious man it's for fun.....they know they have a good product...and there employees are enjoying it.

RVB Seattle said,

Program using .what? Developers have moved on... They are where the money is, and the real party left Redmond a very long time ago...

It's too late.... The only people programming for .net are the people tha have MSF phones, which are the employees... Maybe someone can make a big ass alarm clock app that will go off when put in the hands of a MSFT employee and

I actually feel sorry for then... Between snickers I'm really sad...let"THE PARADE IS OVER, YOU SHOULD GO HOME NOW"

I am a Java/C developer, Linux advocate blablabla, and even I say that .NET is the nicest language to code in, along with Visual Studio being the best dev tool out there! I also believe that .NET is where the money is

FMH said,
They are making Apple & Android employees jealous by having a day off!

"Aside from the crazy outfits the workers made fake hearses for giant BlackBerry and iPhone devices"
Why is android included?

+1
Neowin please upload a video of this event! And there should have been an open invitation ,and MSfanboys should have been invited!

Wow, this event is wrecking havoc on Engadget and Gizmodo. Enraging the little minds of iPhone and Android fanboys. (RIM is nowhere to be discussed) This had become like the debate of the burning of the Koran for Nerds everywhere.

If Nerds are nerd-raging themselves from just what phone they are using, how is the world going to make peace with each others' religions, cultures, etc? It quite nicer here on Neowin at least.

vice le von said,
It quite nicer here on Neowin at least.
You got that completely right. Engadget and Gizmodo failed to look at it humorously.

At first it looked like a funeral for Kin and Windows Phone 7, with all the people dressed with Windows Phone logos. It would make more sense if it was...
But good on Microsoft to make a joke out of their own fail.

Lechio said,
At first it looked like a funeral for Kin and Windows Phone 7, with all the people dressed with Windows Phone logos. It would make more sense if it was...
But good on Microsoft to make a joke out of their own fail.

Stop flamebaiting, will you?
FMH said,
You got that completely right. Engadget and Gizmodo failed to look at it humorously.

That's why Neowin is the best

Recon415 said,

Stop flamebaiting, will you?

Who's flamebaiting here? Why don't you just go and get yourself a Kin. O yeah... It failed, it's dead and buried. And by the looks of it so will be Windows Phone 7, no matter how much Microsoft trows at its promotion.

Lechio said,
At first it looked like a funeral for Kin and Windows Phone 7, with all the people dressed with Windows Phone logos. It would make more sense if it was...
But good on Microsoft to make a joke out of their own fail.

There has been something common in all WP7 advertisements: I have yet to see the system WORKING! Seriously, could someone please aknowledge this fact and show us consumers what this 'revolution' is all about?