Microsoft presenter Michael Leworthy was doing a presentation showing the new features of Microsoft Azure. While doing his presentation suddenly the web browser Microsoft has been presenting as the best browser in the world, Edge, crashed. Leworthy was forced to install Google Chrome to finish his presentation.
While people in the audience were giggling, the Microsoft engineer tries to continue presenting like nothing happened. It shows, however, how Microsoft (and other companies) have been struggling to keep up with Google. Chrome is the most popular web browser in the world, leaving the competition far behind.
“I love it when demos break,” he said. “So while we’re talking here, I’m gonna go install Chrome”.
Since the launch of Windows 10, Microsoft has been pushing its Edge browser, claiming it to be the best web browser over its competitors like Mozilla Firefox, Opera and Google Chrome in terms of speed and battery performance. However, Microsoft must admit that most users make use of Edge or Internet Explorer only to download Chrome.
Michael Leworthy was man enough to upload the presentation himself, showing Microsoft does have some sense of humour. Then again, the presentation does not say anything negative about Azure. So if the video goes viral, they might still get some sales from it.
Watch the full presentation below below. The funny stuff happens at around 37 minutes:
Microsoft, once known as the most powerful tech company in the world, has been struggling to regain its focus. Their operating systems are still the most widely used, but they seem to be having some issues with their other products.
Bad business moves, like replacing Windows Live Messenger with Skype, or continuing to change the name of the most popular e-mail service in the world, Hotmail, did not do them any good either. Especially because they did this during the rise of Gmail, causing Google to take the take their territory on the market at an amazing speed.
We honestly hope that some day Microsoft will become the giant that it once was, again. And if not, then at least we got some funny videos like the one above. That is worth something as well.
Sources: The Hacker News, Youtube