When it comes to things viral, Microsoft is in an interesting period.
Recently, there was the--something of a dubious affair.
But now please welcome a delightful amuse-oeil that is reportedly from Microsoft Germany.
The video features someone supposedly named Bruno Kammerl, who appears to be zooming down a waterslide and flying into a kiddie pool several hundred feet away.
He comes out full of bonhomie and achievement--as one should feel when using Microsoft Office 2007.
Yes, there may have been a leap of faith in that last sentence. However, it appears that when you go to Mach-es-Machbar.de, you discover the waterslide video, entirely surrounded by ads for Microsoft Office 2007.
ViralBlog.com declared that Microsoft is behind this fine stunt and that it is part of Office Project 2007.
The video has already snagged nearly 1.7 million views on YouTube in less than two weeks and reflects Microsoft's new refreshing enthusiasm for ads that people actually like.