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Microsoft is getting friendlier

posted in Rants on April 22nd, 2008

A few days ago, I was installing the newest version of Windows Messenger to test out some features that my chat client of choice does not currently have and saw this:

Microsoft Windows Live Installer

 

At first sight, this may look like an install process gone sour (and in fact, it did take longer than it should have), but what is interesting, is the way Microsoft notifies the user:

Sorry, this is taking a little longer than expected. Please bear with us just a few more minutes.

Simple, yet powerful and even better: they use the same simplistic thinking to describe the various other utilities that are available, summing up their respective functions in a short sentence.

Nothing world breaking of course, but not bad by any definition.