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Microsoft the Musical

October 11, 2019

Lights up on Bill Gates’ room as it might have been in 1969 The papers here reference Bill’s (in)famous ability to jump over an office chair from a standing position There’s a computer mouse in the corner A Hamilton-style entrance for the main character… “His name was Bill Gates!” “Ahaha… wait a second. I’m not Bill Gates.” “Well of course you aren’t Bill Gates!—yet. Bill Gates isn’t a kid anymore. These days? Bill Gates is… more of an *idea*.” the PC revolution is what Microsoft was built on A choreography reference to a series of Surface commercials directed by Jon M. Chu c. 2012 Ariana Grande coming up: cheesy PowerPoint star transition! We’re heading into Verse 2, the gaming verse! The music here references Halo… …one of the largest franchises of all time (70M copies) Forza Motorsport! (~20M copies sold) Minecraft! (~180M copies sold) Gravity doesn’t apply to most blocks in the game Adaptive Controller helps people game no matter their physical ability Xbox consoles are backwards-compatible The magic of Xbox live & voice chat: HoloLens is Microsoft’s augmented reality platform It lets you see holograms… and one of the most famous holograms ever: Azure is Microsoft’s cloud computing platform Amazon, also in Seattle, has the only other major cloud computing product Choreography reference to “Singin’ in the Rain” here And a music reference to Toto’s “Africa” (“I bless the rains…”) coming up: One major breakthrough with quantum computing is the use of 3-state bits (qubits): Two more quantum phenomena: Quantum computers operate near absolute zero (−459.67 °F) Lots of advanced tech is kept under wraps Newer AI agents are going to CRUSH Clippy Former CEO Steve Ballmer is famous for his chant: “developers, Developers, DeVeLoPeRs, DEVELOPERS!!” How is it that everyone here does so much? Right? I don’t get it (Joking:) Maybe there’s something in the water. Hi there! May I please have a latte, but could you add an extra shot of whatever secret ingredient it is that makes people here so successful? One of the most profound lines in 2008 Cult Classic “Kung Fu Panda”… “There is no secret ingredient.” (the strength of the dragon warrior was in Jack Black the whole time) Everyone brings their own. One big problem in access to tech: Another big problem in access to tech: A musical theater classic: Kick line! Microsoft’s mission statement:


  • Reply Juan Sarmiento September 9, 2019 at 1:39 pm

    So buying a company that makes something makes you think you came up with it. Interesting.

  • Reply Derrick Mickle September 9, 2019 at 1:42 pm

    That was pretty fantastic, excellent production.   Bravo!!

  • Reply Jonathan Fox September 9, 2019 at 2:07 pm

    So glad they had so much free time… 🙂 Seriously, I love it and our culture change over the last few years!

  • Reply Neo September 9, 2019 at 2:21 pm

    Shot exclusively on the iPhone X 🙂

  • Reply Mandie Lyons September 9, 2019 at 2:29 pm

    Great job interns! That was so entertaining and well done!

  • Reply pskaught September 9, 2019 at 2:32 pm

    a rewarding learning experience I'm sure.

  • Reply Micah Birchfield September 9, 2019 at 2:38 pm

    Somebody please run this through songsmith.

  • Reply bungair September 9, 2019 at 2:55 pm

    Good to see hazing is still allowed

  • Reply Stéphane P. September 9, 2019 at 3:05 pm

    stop singing and work

  • Reply José Galvez September 9, 2019 at 3:08 pm

    when broadway rejects u but microsoft have to doing nothing at all

  • Reply Jentho Demonie September 9, 2019 at 3:34 pm

    Vista and Me

  • Reply Shawn Fedora September 9, 2019 at 3:40 pm


  • Reply Анастасия Середенко September 9, 2019 at 3:43 pm

    Windows phone лучшая мобильная платформа, а Балмер лучший СЕО. Никогда не прощу СатьюНаделлу, он все испортил!

  • Reply Mr. SAW-HILL September 9, 2019 at 3:53 pm

    Good, now make your Dev team as amazing as this.

  • Reply Linen Gray September 9, 2019 at 4:39 pm

    World domination through a musical.

  • Reply T. Heck September 9, 2019 at 4:58 pm

    Love it! =D

  • Reply metal sheep September 9, 2019 at 5:08 pm

    👌 BRAVO, BRAVO!! clapping fast 👏👏

  • Reply John Walsh September 9, 2019 at 5:21 pm

    Holy crap….that was great!!!!!!! Love the humor in its self deprecation; Amazing interns! Still…..I did wish the barista was Bill Gates. Microsoft makes the world go round. #NEVERAPPLE

  • Reply Natalie Euley September 9, 2019 at 6:37 pm

    Fantastic job friends! Y'all are amazing 🙂

  • Reply S M September 9, 2019 at 7:40 pm

    At last, Microsft found something they are great at !

  • Reply pehache2 September 9, 2019 at 8:44 pm

    Global corporations were already more powerful than many states. They have now their devotees who praise them as if they were praising their god. Creepy…

  • Reply Eric S. September 9, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    Pretty cool all the peeps at Microsoft did the music and dance. Nice work!

  • Reply Anthony L September 9, 2019 at 9:04 pm

    Impressive to see how musically talented these people are and it's not even the field they work in. Maybe next time you can include some of the non-tech people: janitors, security, maintenance, the people that go unnoticed but help keep the workplace running. 🙂

  • Reply Huzaifa Ibrahim September 9, 2019 at 9:15 pm

    This video is amazing. So mindfully created and yes the puns were awesome!

  • Reply Galavant September 9, 2019 at 10:08 pm

    3:24 you know they didn't make Minecraft they bought it

  • Reply Harold E. Roberts, II September 10, 2019 at 12:08 am

    I like how they mention the sucky Vista, but not Millennium. They really don't want to admit that piece of software do they

  • Reply Billy M. September 10, 2019 at 12:31 am

    Coming from a Working in IT and builder of gaming Rigs and WS Rigs for professionals – "kinda person", and (Thank You Microsoft Everyday) giving me the ability do this type of work for a living… i really enjoyed this musical. Good Jorb!

  • Reply Rachel Raqueno September 10, 2019 at 12:35 am

    If this isn't Neil Patrick Harris' 2013 Tony's Opening–

  • Reply atelier- danny September 10, 2019 at 12:53 am

    Thanks to these smart guys. I hope they all get employed by Microsoft, and save Microsoft, as Microsoft is really fxxking up and dying.

  • Reply Crystal Wolf September 10, 2019 at 1:42 am

    Ah jeez, my teacher played this in class today.

  • Reply rePHoLOG September 10, 2019 at 3:44 am

    no, windows phone are good, no virus and cache

  • Reply Khanh Tranvan September 10, 2019 at 3:46 am

    Well …..

  • Reply val42k September 10, 2019 at 4:09 am

    "Windows was the bet on which this company was made." Unless one remembers MS-DOS before that, and MS-BASIC before that.

  • Reply Vincent De Alwetende September 10, 2019 at 6:34 am

    Still running Windows Vista best looking windows ever

  • Reply waynejkvideo September 10, 2019 at 7:03 am

    I ❤ Micorsoft's interns!

  • Reply finbred September 10, 2019 at 8:12 am

    Well done. Now eagerly waiting for MS to utilise the talent of its employees during working hours, too.

  • Reply Mohamed Tahar Keskes September 10, 2019 at 8:20 am

    très joli , j'aime beaucoup .

  • Reply Mauro Ubeda September 10, 2019 at 2:01 pm

    So… that's why latest Windows 10 version is full of bugs…

  • Reply nytbff5nffr kguhgy September 10, 2019 at 3:17 pm

    "Kakoi fikys ya zhe ni chego ne ponimau" прикол)

  • Reply Bao Art September 10, 2019 at 3:18 pm

    Exactly what Microsoft does, classic musicals, so the things they make use of outdated technology, and when other tech companies live in 2020, they're still coming to y2k.

    Type a comment with Surface Book, bored with the surface

  • Reply Tayko September 10, 2019 at 3:41 pm

    I love Android..

  • Reply Fernando Abreu September 10, 2019 at 3:44 pm

    Genius, so-so good. Thanks and great-great job you guys!

  • Reply Franck Goron September 10, 2019 at 10:27 pm

    I was a few tables away from yours during the Hackathon, so I’ve been looking forward to this musical…you guys nailed it! You rock!

  • Reply Robi Hill September 11, 2019 at 3:48 am

    I love this!

  • Reply Andrew Horan September 11, 2019 at 4:40 am

    This is the worst thing to come out of Microsoft since Windows Vista. Looks like they missed a beat with this musical too…

  • Reply James Kilmartin September 11, 2019 at 9:29 am

    Great job guys 😎

  • Reply Ryuzaki September 11, 2019 at 2:22 pm

    Super legal o musical.

  • Reply K Hodges September 11, 2019 at 2:46 pm

    At least Richard Stallman drumming the thinkpad respects my freedom

  • Reply M S September 11, 2019 at 2:58 pm

    Excellent and funny.

  • Reply Turd Ferguson September 11, 2019 at 7:46 pm

    Can't wait for Microsoft the Musical 2 when the FTC breaks the company up

  • Reply Kevin Sproule September 12, 2019 at 12:28 am

    I guess with all the money they are not paying the interns they can afford to pay for this production. Watching it was like watching a grade school play. It was painful and none of the cast are related to me. Are 90% of Microsoft employees female? Can't they use their creativity to come up with some new products? Excel and PowerPoint are 30 years old.

  • Reply marina pangeea September 12, 2019 at 3:03 am

    Did Microsoft bought the rights for doing such productions f from former communist countries.

  • Reply Jaio September 12, 2019 at 3:17 am

    the protagonist owns a minecraft server

    just puttin that out there

  • Reply Flora-Belle Smith September 12, 2019 at 5:00 am

    We need an official Disney remake

  • Reply Молоко Канал в отпуске September 12, 2019 at 6:26 pm

    I hope Microsoft workers will make more musicals…

  • Reply Молоко Канал в отпуске September 12, 2019 at 6:29 pm

    4:10 Is somebody using rhos function?

  • Reply Techosarus Rex September 12, 2019 at 6:44 pm

    bits of this bought tears to my eye – it is amazing

  • Reply Dmitriy Goncharov September 12, 2019 at 7:44 pm

    Keep calm and use Linux 🙂

  • Reply Alsky September 12, 2019 at 11:58 pm

    I have a headache now

  • Reply Ursh anabi September 13, 2019 at 1:37 pm

    Its gives off a bit of a North Korea vibe. So I'm worried they'll be executed for the vista joke

  • Reply Austin Staunton September 13, 2019 at 1:43 pm

    This is amazing! Bravo team!
    Commercial Executive

  • Reply Nuke Censorship September 13, 2019 at 2:39 pm

    ❤ Linux

  • Reply Jennifer Dempsey September 13, 2019 at 2:48 pm

    Well done! Clearly a lot of hard work went into this.

  • Reply Glory Tshokama September 13, 2019 at 4:23 pm

    Wawooo…I love it. Great Job Interns. You all are Amazing.

  • Reply Walczak September 13, 2019 at 6:28 pm

    I use a Linux

  • Reply EIT September 14, 2019 at 3:33 am


  • Reply jvaara September 15, 2019 at 5:13 pm

    Suddenly I want to work at Microsoft

  • Reply Tracy Sorensen September 15, 2019 at 6:35 pm

    It says a lot that so many think this is laudable.

  • Reply PAUL Pierre September 15, 2019 at 6:54 pm


  • Reply Ricardo Daniel Berrospi Quispe September 16, 2019 at 5:35 pm

    feel in love

  • Reply Mr. Cold September 17, 2019 at 2:56 am

    How about time Microsoft sent out that Windows 10 update payload in March 2015 that reeked havoc on Windows 7 operating systems.

    GWX.exe, I bet people who have windows 7 still have it on their PC's. Did Microsoft really get rid of everything when they sent the "patch". I doubt it. Check your folders.

  • Reply TheMaleWhiteMage September 17, 2019 at 8:42 am

    I replied to val42k post but wanted this separate since it is on a different topic.
    Why is there a censored line in the credits? During the 'Thanks' section there is a blurred line that quickly disappears to black than comes back again just as it is scrolling off the screen. If someone was removed from the credits why wasn't the project file reedited?

  • Reply Zen Rhino September 17, 2019 at 2:59 pm


    Bill Gates is not an idea. He's a person. Stop trying to pretend like Bill Gates is the Batman and it's just a concept

  • Reply Zen Rhino September 17, 2019 at 3:00 pm


  • Reply Peter Yang September 17, 2019 at 5:58 pm

    Full score and commentary is now available for viewing on my channel!

  • Reply Nexus Hexus September 18, 2019 at 1:10 am

    Work on your Windows 10 QA before releasing this crap!

  • Reply Hooper DrivesTheBoat September 18, 2019 at 1:42 am

    WTF is this? Am I tripping?

  • Reply Matthew Peel September 18, 2019 at 11:43 am

    This was wonderful

  • Reply Razvan Emanuel September 18, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    Just got a BSOD while watching this.

  • Reply jamesw75 September 19, 2019 at 10:15 pm

    I want the Excel t-shirt.

  • Reply Sancho Srancho September 20, 2019 at 8:49 pm

    I hope none of actors were forced into this cringy video.

  • Reply Gokhan Ozhan September 21, 2019 at 11:41 pm

    This is ineradicable, really fun to watch. Congratulations folks!

  • Reply Joe Honest September 27, 2019 at 8:41 pm

    And I’m never using anything Microsoft again…

  • Reply Mikey Ross September 27, 2019 at 9:02 pm

    the future is dark.

  • Reply Matt Boyer September 27, 2019 at 10:45 pm

    What made you think this was a good idea?

  • Reply Nostalgic Millennial September 27, 2019 at 11:13 pm


  • Reply EditorialJoe September 27, 2019 at 11:16 pm

    Spending time on things like this is why windows search STILL doesn't work half as well as the search function on any Apple product.

  • Reply Dick Fino September 27, 2019 at 11:41 pm

    How many of these comments were bought?

  • Reply Donny Walbanger September 28, 2019 at 1:12 am

    This is horrible

  • Reply Donny Walbanger September 28, 2019 at 1:14 am

    The future is weak

  • Reply Jeremy Busz September 28, 2019 at 7:40 am


  • Reply Chuck NorrisApproval September 28, 2019 at 7:54 pm

    Baby boomers: So How does this help sell computers??..
    Gen Z & Millennials: Computers???

  • Reply Revolutionary Thinking September 29, 2019 at 12:31 am

    Peter Yang. So is there a John Yang somewhere in there too. lol google Andrew Yang.

  • Reply buck Buckley September 29, 2019 at 7:22 am

    I just want to know how your computers are better than your competitors and this answered none of my questions.
    Atleast talk about how Macs are overpriced pieces of shit and how for a 32 gig ram machine you can get for 600-1000$ cheaper with windows software than a Mac book air
    But that’s me doing my job for you

  • Reply Sit Nomine Digna September 29, 2019 at 1:07 pm


  • Reply DigitalTimothy September 30, 2019 at 9:54 pm

    What the fuck is Bill Gates Willy Wonka?

  • Reply S. Y. October 3, 2019 at 12:09 am

    You're making the poor little interns do this? Oh, gosh, it mush be hard to be a Microsoft employee.

  • Reply an65001 October 4, 2019 at 6:42 pm

    man this is the cringiest shit your fuckin asses have produced since windows 8/10

  • Reply hdckdsadd October 7, 2019 at 7:55 pm

    oh my God, I am sick to my stomach. I need a lemon

  • Reply Logan Venter October 10, 2019 at 9:22 am

    Now if only they could sing…

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