Showing posts with label Microsoft Movie Mash-up. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Microsoft Movie Mash-up. Show all posts

Monday, 4 February 2013

Microsoft Technology Posters - Windows Seven


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Welcome to the fifth and final in the series of Microsoft Technology Posters. In case you’re wondering, the guy on the left is Bill Gates (at least that’s what the designer told me, I’m still skeptical).

There are many Technology Critics out there of the opinion that the Windows 7 OS committed more than just 7 deadly sins. “Thou shalt not remove a device without the Safely Remove Hardware tool”, no wait… that’s more like the Ten Commandments. Anyway, I for one believe Windows 7 was a leap forward, building on largely forgotten stepping stone Vista OS. It’s no coincidence that Windows 7 is now the most popular PC OS with 44% of the market share according to netmarketshare.com.

Windows 7 brought about a new era in ease. You even notice and miss the smallest of details when using the older OS’s. Like dragging a window to the right, left or top to make it fit. Pinning applications to the task bar. That useful preview screen you get when you hover the mouse over the task bar etc.

Enjoy the last installment in the Microsoft Movies Technology Posters:



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Edward is a member of the Marketing team overseeing the Content Strategy and SEO for Firebrand Training's portfolio of websites. 

Friday, 1 February 2013

Microsoft Technology Posters - Mighty Morphin PowerPoint Rangers


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Welcome to the fourth and penultimate edition of Microsoft Technology Posters. It's Friday, the sun is shining.....no wait...it's England, it's raining and it's miserable....still, it's Friday. I'd planned to pack this post with Power Ranger and PowerPoint puns the likes of which have never been seen, then I remembered one important fact, I have neither watched nor do I know anything about Power Rangers, FAIL.

Our Middle East Director; seeing my plight, attempted to school me on the multiple versions of Power Rangers, unfortunately I had neither the patience nor the interest to truly absorb the vital information he instilled upon me. What have I learnt? The Blue Power Ranger's machine is a Dog, the Red Power Ranger's Machine is a Tyrannosaurus Rex. It must suck being the Blue Power Ranger.

What doesn't suck? The release of PowerPoint 2013 for one (tenuous link time), the latest rendition within the eagerly anticipated Office 2013 is packed full of new and improved features. Default storage of your presentations via SkyDrive or SharePoint allow for seamless sharing and collaboration amongst your peers, an impressive addition. The application boasts an improved "Presenter View" allowing you to wow your audience with fluid zoom and slide switching features.  You can also utilise new wide-screen themes, add videos and pictures or create customized icons with powerful tools.

You too can be a Mighty Morphin PowerPoint Ranger with PowerPoint 2013.

Enjoy the poster. Last instalment Monday....don't miss it.



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About the Author:
Edward is a member of the Marketing team overseeing the Content Strategy and SEO for Firebrand Training's portfolio of websites. 

Thursday, 31 January 2013

Microsoft Technology Posters - The Xboxercist


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Welcome to the third instalment of Microsoft Technology Posters, today's Movie Poster Parody has a slightly more sinister feel.  As the eerie green light chases away the oppressive dark of the night we are greeted with the silhouette of "the Xboxercist".

These days it's perhaps not hard to imagine requiring the services of a Priest, some Holy Water and the power of God to separate children from Demon incarnate Xbox Games console. Yusuf Mehdi,  Head of Marketing Strategy for Xbox was quoted by the LA Times  in march 2012, stating that the average Xbox user is online for 84 hours a month! With half of that time spent gaming.

But before you race to the phone to call your local minister, take the time to read this interesting post by Daniel Burrus; a  Technology Futurist and Innovation Expert, titled "An Education Revolution: Automate and Humanize!". Burrus argues that today's complex games teach kids to memorize elaborate scenarios and develop sophisticated strategies and tactics to complete goals. It helps them to focus, prioritise and make complex decisions in a high pressure, time sensitive situation. All the while they communicate via head set to instruct/communicate with friends and gaming allies, when's the last time you did that at work?

Anyway....let us not forget our Microsoft Technology Poster....check back tomorrow for the fourth instalment.

The Xboxercist


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About the Author:
Edward is a member of the Marketing team overseeing the Content Strategy and SEO for Firebrand Training's portfolio of websites. 

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Microsoft Technology Posters - Bill and Ted's Excel Adventure


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Today we bring you the second instalment of Microsoft Technology Movie Posters, made possible thanks to the fantastic submissions from Firebrand readers during the Microsoft Movie Mash-up Competition back in August.

Perhaps one of my favourites, this image was made possible thanks to a spark of genius from the @TheTerinator. We hope you all love it as much as we do.

Bill and Ted's Excel Adventure



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One can only imagine the mischief Bill and Ted would have gotten up to as the analysed spreadsheets to discover and reveal hidden insights in their data. They would have no doubt described Microsoft Excel as "totally boadcious", of course back in good old 1989 they'd be using Excel 2.2. Having not had the pleasure of experiencing 2.2, I imagine the functions available in that version of Excel were somewhat lacking compared to the eagerly anticipated Office 2013, sporting a  Metro Design and cloud integration.

Tomorrow we will be taking a look at the third instalment of Microsoft Technology Posters....


About the Author:
Edward is a member of the Marketing team overseeing the Content Strategy and SEO for Firebrand Training's portfolio of websites. 

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Microsoft Technology Posters - Rise of the Silver Server


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Back in August Firebrand launched the Microsoft Movie Mash-up Competition.

It was a Friday afternoon, and we thought what better way to ring in the weekend than challenging our readers to combine famous movie titles with Microsoft products. We had hundreds of suggestions ranging  from the sublime, 'The Social .Net-work', to the ridiculous 'Outlook Who's Talking'.

In the end we picked the top five and handed out a range of prizes. But we couldn't let the fun stop there and so we decided to take some of our favourite Microsoft Movie Mash-Up's and create the alternative original movie posters.

So here's the first instalment of the results below - which also range from the sublime to the ridiculous. We'd love to know your thoughts. Perhaps you can do better?

Fantastic 4 - Rise of the Silver Server



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About the Author:
Edward is a member of the Marketing team overseeing the Content Strategy and SEO for Firebrand Training's portfolio of websites. 

Friday, 24 August 2012

Tweet for your chance to win £50 Amazon voucher

Firebrand has just launched its first Movie Mash-up, and the subject is Microsoft.

So, for your chance to win a £50 Amazon voucher, tweet your Microsoft-related movie titles.
Amazon.co.uk Voucher
Here are a few already posted to get you going:
  • Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silverlight Server (@EdgeMcghee)
  • Powerpoint Rangers (@krttaylor1991)
  • SharePoint Holmes (@JulianArBeltran)
You can find all entries here.

Think you can do better for £50?

Enter the Twitter competition in two easy steps:
  1. Tweet your Microsoft Movie Mash-up to @BeAFirebrand - ensure you've used #microsoftmovies and #firebrand hashtag
  2. Follow @BeAFirebrand on Twitter

Follow Firebrand to receive the latest IT news, how to guides, offers and competitions.

The competition ends Thursday 30 August 2012. The Winner will be chosen based on the best Microsoft Movie Mash-up and will be contacted following day.

Good Luck.

Which Microsoft Movie Mash-up has been your favourite so far? Comment in the section below.