Brian H. Madsen
Computer says no

Defy All Challenges – Microsoft Visual Studio

June 5th 2007 in 2104, 2115, 2939

I caught a glimpse at this ad today on one of the sites i frequent when i’m terribly bored. It looked pretty cool and eventhough i’m rarely in the habit of clicking on ads i just had to check it out – so, mission accomplished for the marketing department ;)

 

What it brought me to was somewhat of a surprise:

 

page1  

Without revealing all too much (you have to see this to make your own judgement..seriously) there’s quite a few videos on the site..so go, have a laugh.

Granted, it’s about Visual Studio…and yes, i’m a VS-tart big time…and yes, it’s MSFT…hmm ok i’m biased but it still rocks!!

One of the features i will reveal is the ability to view and rate videos on the site – which pretty much is showed to you in a futuristic “gaming” style UI..you can pan around, when you choose a feature you’re moved across the landscape..all in all it’s a very pretty (and addictive) site.

One thing though – and here i’m going to smack the marketing department…it’s a great looking site, seriously…but Flash?? maybe using another technology would have been more..errr…suitable? a damn good job is done with the site..seriously it’s got eye-candy and i’m a sucker for it…but…you…are…showing…off…the…wrong…technology!!!

It pretty much shows how big MSFT really is…a keyword has been forgotten here…it’s called (Yes, spell it with me!!) C-O-M-M-U-N-I-C-A-T-I-O-N…somebody should probably have checked out what’s on the horizon in terms of technology before decking out and showing how great a site you can make…with….Flash :(

Defy All Challenges – Microsoft Visual Studio




required



required - won't be displayed


Your Comment:

*

I haven’t had a look at my analytics stats for quite a while, but tonight as i was waiting for Visual Web Developer Express 2005 to download (114kb/sec from MSFT?? ouch) i decided to take a look. I was rather surprised in how many visits i’d had in the month of May ’07 compared to […]

Previous Entry

For the last 4-6 weeks, my kids have been sick, my wife has been sick and i’ve been sick. So, it’s not completely unnatural to start to suspect that we have some serious bad karma going our way – or somebody with a voodoo doll is inflicting something on us! Well, we finally got over […]

Next Entry

  • An error has occurred, which probably means the feed is down. Try again later.