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Sep 23 2009   12:47PM GMT

Windows 7 tries to be life of the party (but we’ll wait for oFone)



Posted by: Michael Morisy
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Marketing
Microsoft
Party
Windows
Windows 7

Windows 7 QuestionsBrendan Cournoyer at Windows Server Notebook points out Microsoft’s Windows 7 marketing strategy: House parties. And lots of ‘em:148,252 if Microsoft’s party page is to be believed. And what will all those people be doing at these parties? Not to be too cynical, but we’re guessing that a good percent of the hosts are just using the party as a chance to snag the free copy of Windows 7 Signature Edition that hosts get. Because really, would you want to attend a party where the structured events are demoing how to block games, transfer user accounts from one PC to another and “have your guests try clicking through some of the WET screens*.”

Even Microsoft’s best marketing efforts don’t make it seem like too much fun:
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Thanks, but we’ll hold our party for the Microsoft’s oFone finally makes its debut. Now that is software worth celebrating:
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In the meantime, we’ve got plenty of Windows 7 resources to help you plan your party, so click below to get ideas for your shin dig, or send me your activity ideas in the comments or at Michael@ITKnowledgeExchange.com. Maybe we can put together a slightly more entertaining list.

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*May not be legal in Utah.

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