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Video: Microsoft’s “Future of Productivity” Showcases 19 Years of Evolution In Information Technology (IT) Industry

The video below, shared by Jesse Anderson from Microsoft Canada, portrays the imaginary career of an imaginary employee (Jeff Hay) at the imaginary company, Contoso. For the first minute and a half, the video explores Jeff’s 19 year history at the company and all the Microsoft productivity solutions he’s implemented.

Bill Gate, Paul Allen

Notable IT transitions include 3.5″ floppy disks to 1.4″, mailing room to email, CD-ROMs, document archives to digital repositories and USB thumb drives.

Several promotions, shaves and cliche whiteboard brainstorms later, the video then shifts focus to the company today where the sun is bright, windows are shiny, people interact in slow motion and technology works like an Utopian society.

As you would expect, many Microsoft products make their cameos including but not limited to Windows Phone 7, Office 2010, Exchange, SharePoint and Lync. In short, productivity is through the roof.

As for a bit of trivia, most of the footage for the modern company appears to be shot at Microsoft’s City Center Plaza building in Bellevue, currently the office for Bing and the Online Services division.

Microsoft City Center Plaza building in Bellevue

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