Microsoft launches Community Video Tips program to help users learn about its consumer products

Microsoft’s MVP Award Program has launched a Community Video Tips initiative to help users learn more about the company’s consumer products with short, easy-to-follow videos. Each video focuses on a specific scenario related to one of Microsoft’s publically available products or services, including Windows 7, Windows Phone 7.5, Xbox 360, Bing, Office 2010, Hotmail, and SkyDrive.

This program is somewhat unique, as each video has been recorded and uploaded by a member of the community, not a Microsoft marketer or support agent. As a result, they’re much more personal and related to things you might do in the real world. Anyone can contribute a Community Video Tip, and those who do will be eligible to win weekly prizes between August 8 and October 3, as well as a grand prize at the end of the nine week period. Approved Community Video Tips can be found on the MVP Award Program’s YouTube channel.

Microsoft is reimagining itself this fall with Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, SkyDrive, Office 2013, Outlook.com, and a whole slew of radically improved products and services, but Microsoft Community Video Tips are only focused on products currently on the market. As a result, you won’t see any tips about pre-release software.

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William Devereux

William Devereux is the former Microsoft editor at Pocketables, as well as a Microsoft MVP and SkyDrive/Outlook.com Insider. As his title implies, he wrote about all things from Redmond, including Windows 8 and Windows Phone. He is currently carrying a Windows Phone 8X by HTC and a Microsoft Surface with Windows RT tablet.