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Watch the Flashy Office 2010: The Movie Trailer

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It's Office suite gone Hollywood.

The release of a new major piece of Microsoft software, be it an operating system (we already know how big of a deal Windows 7 is) or an office productivity suite, is much like a blockbuster movie franchise.

Unlike movie series like the Matrix, Star Wars, Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings, there will continually new versions of Microsoft Office that hope to improve upon the one before it – perhaps like James Bond movies.

Microsoft seems to have realized that its major software is like the release of an event picture, where people plan around and anticipate it, and have commissioned Traffik Filmworks and director Dennis Liu to create a promotional movie combining Office themes and a major blockbuster like the Matrix.

It might not have a lot to do with the little details of all the improvements in Office 2010, but any computer user should be able to appreciate all the little nods in the Office 2010: The Movie trailer. Check it out embedded below.

Office 2010: The Movie trailer

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    Kithzaru , July 9, 2009 10:20 PM
    I always kind of hoped the search engine Dog would eat the Office Clippy and choke, killing them both.
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    Hothr , July 9, 2009 10:45 PM
    Don't worry guys, the movie is fictional. Clippy didn't really die.
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    Core2uu , July 9, 2009 10:25 PM
    But but.. DID THEY FIND THE FONT?
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    chaohsiangchen , July 9, 2009 10:16 PM
    I have never seen anybody using Clippy. That's one of the worst ideas that M$ have ever implemented. The only thing that is worse than that is probably Bob.
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    Kithzaru , July 9, 2009 10:20 PM
    I always kind of hoped the search engine Dog would eat the Office Clippy and choke, killing them both.
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    Mr_Man , July 9, 2009 10:20 PM
    I miss Clippy, too.
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    Core2uu , July 9, 2009 10:25 PM
    But but.. DID THEY FIND THE FONT?
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    Hothr , July 9, 2009 10:45 PM
    Don't worry guys, the movie is fictional. Clippy didn't really die.
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    Core2uu , July 9, 2009 10:53 PM
    HothrDon't worry guys, the movie is fictional. Clippy didn't really die.


    Eh? Unless I'm mistaken he was thrown out with the trash with the release of Office '07.
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    jhansonxi , July 9, 2009 11:17 PM
    This is a lot better than the IE videos. I still don't see the point of buying Office when OpenOffice.org is free (and a lot smaller).

    For the record, I kinda liked Scribble (the cat) who wasn't as stupid looking as Clippy.
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    Shnur , July 9, 2009 11:50 PM
    If only they would make the same commercials for Windows VS OS X, I would be really impressed =D
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    Honis , July 10, 2009 1:27 AM
    jhansonxiI still don't see the point of buying Office when OpenOffice.org is free (and a lot smaller).


    At my work its because you can't open an encrypted or password protected MS word document in Openoffice, we've been using MS Office for more than 15 years and training people in Openoffice isn't worth the overhead of training current staff and most new staff that have also been using MS Office since 95, legacy word documents run the possibility of not being compatible with future Openoffice releases, etc.

    People generally use what they know at home, and what the people at my work place know is MS Office.

    I use Openoffice on my home PC and MS Office on my laptop. On my home PC I value hard drive space and the Openoffice fits my needs. The laptop needed to be compatible with anything my school threw at me.
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    afrobacon , July 10, 2009 1:34 AM
    Now I'm all excited to go see a movie thats not being made.
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    jhansonxi , July 10, 2009 3:49 AM
    HonisAt my work its because you can't open an encrypted or password protected MS word document in Openoffice, we've been using MS Office for more than 15 years and training people in Openoffice isn't worth the overhead of training current staff and most new staff that have also been using MS Office since 95, legacy word documents run the possibility of not being compatible with future Openoffice releases, etc.
    I have lots of old Office documents that aren't formatted correctly in newer versions of Office. Microsoft Works files are even worse.
    HonisPeople generally use what they know at home, and what the people at my work place know is MS Office.
    You have co-workers who know have word processor skills exceeding WordPad and spreadsheet skills beyond using them for shopping lists? Wow! That's a rarity.
    HonisI use Openoffice on my home PC and MS Office on my laptop. On my home PC I value hard drive space and the Openoffice fits my needs. The laptop needed to be compatible with anything my school threw at me.
    I use OOo all the time to edit Office documents and the people I'm sharing them with don't notice. Of course, it depends on the complexity. I have a customer that was fretting having to buy Office for college in order to be able to edit assignments in *.doc files from the professor. She finally asked them if there was some way she could get a cheaper version of Office and they told her to just use OOo because that was what they were using.
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    belardo , July 10, 2009 5:14 AM
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    we've been using MS Office for more than 15 years and training people in Openoffice isn't worth the overhead of training current staff and most new staff that have also been using MS Office since 95,


    Training? Like MS-Office2007 works just like Office 2003/2000 and 97? OpenOffice 3 is very close to MS-O2003.
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    powerbaselx , July 10, 2009 11:29 AM
    This is RIDICULOUS!!

    MS ads are getting worst and worst.

    I really don't understand what's the idea of making all this pointless advertisements. Remember the puke thing? And now a movie trailer that wants to be funny?
    I really don't get the idea.
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    captaincharisma , July 10, 2009 11:31 AM
    it was funny when clippy made an appearance on family guy
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    fooldog01 , July 10, 2009 12:13 PM
    I thought this was pretty funny.
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    Anonymous , July 10, 2009 2:01 PM
    I quite liked this trailer, good humorous fun really, but dont think I will be paying for the latest and greatest office yet! I will stick to what i have thanks
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    crom , July 10, 2009 2:26 PM
    Please make Clippy stay dead. REALLY dead!
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    onsiteone , July 10, 2009 4:48 PM
    I liked this little trailer it was funny! And I'm glad clippy is D-E-D.. haha. But seriously I abandoned the whole Office suite eversince microsoft's bright idea with the new file formats (DOCX hahaha!) in office 2007. It's either office 2003, openoffice, or google docs for me.
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    zodiacfml , July 10, 2009 4:52 PM
    they got money to burn, why not this video Ad. i'm sure they'll be serious later on.
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    mdillenbeck , July 10, 2009 7:10 PM
    Hmmmm... another US commercial that inundates you with the branding until its burned into your brain but says absolutely nothing about the actual product. Great. (Me A American - Me hear Office 2010 lots of time on TV - Me think must buy...)
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