We’ve done the “silly Microsoft product names” thing before, but in an internal discussion Larry Osterman upped the stakes with the following contender:
“Microsoft Windows Server Base Operating Systems Management Pack for Microsoft Operations Manager 2005“
One of the reasons I admire Larry is that when something like this annoys him, he immediately blogs it — including the fact that I trumped his suggestion with the following tongue-twister:
“Microsoft® WinFX™ Software Development Kit for Microsoft® Pre-Release Windows Operating System Code-Named “Longhorn”, Beta 1 Web Setup“
This Microsoft product name weighs in at a whopping 134 characters, including two ®’s and one ™. A product name, in fact, that only a zombie branding manager could love! (All its friend — including Chris Sells and Mike Gunderloy — just call it the WinFX SDK)
Can anyone beat this? Is this really the longest Microsoft product name ever? And what’s the longest (or silliest) Microsoft product name that you’ve had to suffer through?