Edge fails during demo at Microsoft’s Ignite conference, Chrome saves the day

Posted 01 November 2017 16:29 CEST by Jan Willem Aldershoff

A presentation during Microsoft’s Ignite conference went wrong for Microsoft’s director of Azure infrastructure and cloud platform, Michael Leworthy. Microsoft’s own Edge browser failed on him and he had to install Google’s Chrome browser to continue.

(Video of demo –  fails around 37:15)

During his demonstration of migrating applications and data to Microsoft’s cloud ,the browser became unresponsive and Leworthy had no other choice but using Windows 10’s built in Bing search to download Chrome. Obviously the audience responded with some giggling.

He didn’t forget to uncheck the ‘Help make Google Chrome better by automatically sending usage and crash reports to Google’ while he said, “and we’re not going to help make Google better”. Which resulted in applause from the audience.

With Chrome installed the rest of his demonstration went smooth.


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