posted 18 Jun 2012, 08:47
Software giant Microsoft had to say sorry to Norwegian developers who were apparently shocked at the company’s presentation which included dancing girls and obscene song lyrics.
A video of the routine, which was presented at the Norwegian Developers Conference in the country’s capital in order to promote new advances in Azure cloud computing platform, went viral. Apparently, Microsoft decided that before the conference participants get into technical details about the computing system it would be a great idea to warm the crowd up with a couple of dancers and house music.
However, the song’s lyrics that appeared on the screen were so bad that Coldplay could look Shakespearean by comparison. No-one will ever forget the epic line: “The words MICRO and SOFT don't apply to my penis”!
The press reports show that the developers weren’t amused, and hurried to turn to Twitter. One of the programmers wrote “For those not here, we had flashing disco lights, bad lyrics about penis, disco beats and dancing azure girls, so cringeworthy”. Another one tweeted: “This music thing is probably the most embarrassing I’ve ever seen and heard”. Apparently, both of them have never seen an Apple Store team chant…
Meanwhile, the YouTube posting of the Norwegian Developer’s Conference had a Volish statement underneath claiming that the event included a skit with inappropriate and offensive elements and vulgar language. Now the software giant’s top spinners are busy looking into the whole issue of semi-naked dancing girls and foul language. Perhaps, the entire incident just reminded them of one of their sales briefings. In the meantime, the experts are looking forward to the next Microsoft presentation, trying to guess what they will see there.