Windows Digital Life is an excellent example of the lifestyle Microsoft has envisioned for end users. And since we are indeed talking about the Redmond company, you have to realize that the perspective is exclusively centered around the Windows brand. I say the Windows brand because Microsoft's example of a digital life is not limited to the operating system, but involves a much wider range of products and services brought together under the same umbrella.
Consumer Marketing Communications Lead Allister Frost pointed to a new website put together by Microsoft UK, and “designed to help people see how some of Microsoft's newest products work together, and has been built entirely in Silverlight. Check out the site here and explore the digital lives of four British characters. Hope you like it,” Frost stated.
“The site is built in Silverlight and is a set of interactive videos following typical digital users as they live their lives. Some great examples of how people use: Windows Vista, Windows Live and Windows Mobile. I think it's also a great example of using Silverlight and its media capabilities - the YouTube type embedded player is fine for most, but this is using the media capabilities in Silverlight to make it a much more immersive experience,” explained Mark Johnston from Microsoft UK.
Yes, the website does feature Microsoft's alternative to Adobe Flash, namely the Silverlight technology and can be accessed via this link. Under the slogan "Windows Vista and Windows Live – Open up your digital life," Microsoft is essentially extending an invitation to end users to take a journey along with the characters featured on the website.
But in the end, the Windows Digital Life is about Windows Vista and Windows Live. Microsoft is currently building a strong connection between the Windows client and its online suite of services and products, one that will begin to take contour as the Redmond company evolves the development of Windows 7 and Windows Live Wave 3.
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