Watch the Flashy Office 2010: The Movie Trailer

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.

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • chaohsiangchen
    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.
  • Kithzaru
    I always kind of hoped the search engine Dog would eat the Office Clippy and choke, killing them both.
  • Mr_Man
    I miss Clippy, too.
  • Core2uu
  • Hothr
    Don't worry guys, the movie is fictional. Clippy didn't really die.
  • Core2uu
    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.
  • jhansonxi
    This is a lot better than the IE videos. I still don't see the point of buying Office when is free (and a lot smaller).

    For the record, I kinda liked Scribble (the cat) who wasn't as stupid looking as Clippy.
  • Shnur
    If only they would make the same commercials for Windows VS OS X, I would be really impressed =D
  • Honis
    jhansonxiI still don't see the point of buying Office when 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.
  • afrobacon
    Now I'm all excited to go see a movie thats not being made.