Wow, this is just to good to pass up! Microsoft has been known to pull the odd PR stunt (think Jerry Seinfeild and more recently, the racial ad debacle ) however, their latest campaign to celebrate the launch of Windows 7 by encouraging people to have a house party for its release, really takes the cake.
Yes you heard right, Microsoft is setting up to promote the upcoming release of Windows 7 on October 22nd, by throwing House Parties across 12 nations and is inviting you to host it! For this, hosts will receive a “Signature Edition” of Windows Ultimate 7, along with a Windows 7 Party Pack.
Microsoft has set out a few guidelines for the party, and enlisted the help of professional party planners “House Party” to help you set up for the event. Organizers must choose a theme; PhotoPalooza, Media Mania, Setting up with Ease, or Family Friendly Fun. People are encouraged to upload photos and videos of the event and share organizational tips or ideas for the party with other hosts.
The Parties will be held in the United States and Canada along with the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Mexico, Spain, and Australia.
For more details or to sign up to be a host or attend a party check out the website: http://houseparty.com/windows7
So….who wants to host?