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MS previews Office 2010 - The Movie

MS previews Office 2010 - The Movie

Microsoft's Office 2010 - The Movie is a tale of an IAT operative out to avenge his dead partner and save the wlord from a rogue font. Really.

Microsoft has made tentative steps into the film industry with a teaser trailer for Office 2010 – The Movie.

The all-action blockbuster film – directed by Dennis Liu – follows an operative of the Office IAT Division as he attempts to find and eradicate a rogue font uploaded to the Internet by a malicious hacker responsible for the death of his partner. When the font is viewed, it triggers a brief period of hypnosis which makes the reader believe whatever is written in that font – threatening world peace.

Having been brought back into active service against his will, the agent must put his feelings for his deceased partner aside and hunt down the hacker – before she finds him.

Oh, and did I mention that the IAT agent's deceased partner was Microsoft Clippy, the irritating paperclip that was excised from the Office suite in 2004?

As you've probably guessed by now, the film is a viral video created in order to raise buzz about the next edition of Microsoft Office – and comes ahead of an expected major announcement from the Office team due Monday. The director, Dennis Liu, is responsible for several other viral videos for clients including Miller and Apple.

The video is particularly well done, with shades of The Matrix and Hackers alongside a slight Bourne Supremacy spoof. Whether it'll generate the right kind of interest for the next generation of Office remains to be seen – but it's almost certain to raise a smile.

Would you be interested in seeing a full-length version of Office 2010 – The Movie, or should Microsoft stop frittering money away on extravagances like this? Share your thoughts over in the forums.

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yakyb 10th July 2009, 15:29 Quote
okay cant watch the video at work but forum link is broken

will watch when i get home
shaffaaf27 10th July 2009, 15:54 Quote
HAAAAHAHAHAH

superb

btw BT your url to the forums is broken.
Pieface 10th July 2009, 16:38 Quote
He's saving his dead partner from the wlord? Lol
perplekks45 10th July 2009, 16:40 Quote
WTF?! That plot is awful!
Omnituens 10th July 2009, 16:41 Quote
EPICALLY awful.
perplekks45 10th July 2009, 16:44 Quote
After actually watching the thing it just seems to be an advertisement.
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... coming to an office near you.
Bindibadgi 10th July 2009, 17:13 Quote
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Originally Posted by perplekks45
After actually watching the thing it just seems to be an advertisement.


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WTF?! That plot is awful!

It's not meant to have one, it's a laugh at itself! Trying to make someone mundane sound exciting.
julianmartin 10th July 2009, 17:21 Quote
that seriously cracked me up.

WORD!

ha! best thing to come out of redmond!
Sir Digby 10th July 2009, 18:00 Quote
I loved it.

I actually really like how the Microsoft adverts now are just out to raise awareness of a product rather than trash talking with opinions and stereotypes, unlike some other OS companies out there.
Gunsmith 10th July 2009, 18:13 Quote
epic.FAIL
Er-El 10th July 2009, 18:26 Quote
I loved that, really cracked me up.

"Copy and paste that", as opposed to 'copy that' - LOOL.
Valdisnei 10th July 2009, 21:38 Quote
Face palm detected at 0:23!
Sheiken 10th July 2009, 22:44 Quote
widen the margens, increase font size! epic!
yodasarmpit 10th July 2009, 22:49 Quote
Wingdings, Wingdings !!!!

awesome.
Aragon Speed 11th July 2009, 11:11 Quote
Damn, I didn't realise it was April fools again already... Oh, it isn't....
Dr. Strangelove 11th July 2009, 12:35 Quote
I have one thing to say about that movie: LMAO!!!!!!
alpaca 11th July 2009, 15:17 Quote
a long time since i really, honestly laughed at a youtube movie.
i can say this honestly: microsoft made my day.
B1GBUD 11th July 2009, 22:06 Quote
quite amusing, I don't feel like i've totally wasted 2 minutes and 16 seconds of my life...
perplekks45 11th July 2009, 23:00 Quote
I'm so out of it recently I didn't even get that...
I'll go to bed now. I'm dead after it took me 9 hours to get from Vienna to Hamburg... on a PLANE!

[Enter worst/best/wildest/most aggressive swear word you know here] DELAYS!!!
Xtrafresh 13th July 2009, 10:57 Quote
i'm ashamed but... i'm almost starting to like microsoft lately...

First Windows 7, now humor, what's next? Realistic pricing schemes? Open-source windows? I'm scared....
[USRF]Obiwan 13th July 2009, 11:20 Quote
Uwe Boll to the rescue ;)
impar 13th July 2009, 11:43 Quote
Greetings!
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Originally Posted by Xtrafresh
First Windows 7, now humor, what's next? Realistic pricing schemes?
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Resellers reveal Windows 7 Family Pack price
$150 for three-license pack will save buyers $210
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