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Windows 7: Microsoft is playing games.

01 Sep 2011   #1

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
Microsoft is playing games.


Microsoft is turning to gamification inside and outside the company to increase employee and user feedback and awareness on a variety of fronts.

Yes, it’s a leading headline, and one with so many possible interpretations. But Microsoft teams really are playing games — in the sense of gamification kinds of games.

Microsoft execs have talked up some of these games, like its Ribbon Hero one that is used to help teach users about the much loved and hated Ribbon interface that’s part of Office. But there are lots more where Ribbon Hero came from.

Gamasutra blogged on August 29 about last week’s “Serious Play” conference, where productivity games were the topic du jour. At that show, “Donald Brinkman, who manages programs in digital humanities, digital heritage and games for learning at Microsoft Research,” and Ross Smith, director of test at Microsoft, shared stories of the company’s efforts in this arena, both across the enterprise and outside of the corporation,” according to the blog post.
Microsoft is playing games | ZDNet

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01 Sep 2011   #2

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Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64

A game to catch Pirates!
That sounds fun...
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01 Sep 2011   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

When we catch the pirates will the game let us hang them or cut them up in 200 equal pieces?
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01 Sep 2011   #4

Windows 7 64b Ultimate

They are pirates... We should keelhaul.
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01 Sep 2011   #5

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
When we catch the pirates will the game let us hang them or cut them up in 200 equal pieces?
I think that should be eight pieces ....

Pieces of eight, Pieces of eight
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02 Sep 2011   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64

As long as it's 'pieces of eight' and not 'pieces to eat'

Although that might be a good deterrent.
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