Microsoft to retire Windows ClubHouse; launches Extreme Windows Blog

Microsoft has made a decision to retire the Windows Clubhouse in Spring 2011. As Clubhouse was a launch effort around Windows 7, the Windows management team feels that this platform has been a great success and huge factor around Windows evangelism.

That was very much due to all of the MVP participation. But as our users move from Windows 7 newbies to more seasoned users, we are creating a new platform around Windows enthusiasts that we feel better suits the community’s needs. We have some ideas around how this platform should work but will be sharing more details in due course, says Matt Bernardy, Social Media Marketing Manager, Windows.

Microsoft has also launched a new blog aimed at enthusiasts and power users which it deems worthy of the impressive title ‘The Extreme Windows Blog’.

For Extreme Windows – Microsoft is defining enthusiast as someone with the following characteristics:

  • Passion for Technology – Someone who (IS) excited for technology and is always interested in learning more about and using the latest technology.
  • Understands the value of technology – Someone who is willing to spend what it takes to get top-of-the-line, state-of-the-art, and bleeding-edge technology.
  • Is a source of knowledge for others – Someone whose family, friends, co-workers and others rely on for great technology advice.

If you are looking to discuss Windows stuff, you may also want to check out our Windows Club Forums.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. He enjoys following and reporting Microsoft news and developments in the world of Personal Computing & Social Media.

One Comment

  1. Rob Moir

    “If you are looking to discuss Windows stuff, you may also want to check out our Windows Club Forums.”

    Where do we go to discuss the desperate flailing of a marketing department that knows its company is viewed as increasingly irrelevant but isn’t sure why, let alone how to fix it.

    I mean the launch parties were bad enough but ‘extreme windows’ – er… dudes (I can call you ‘dudes’ can’t I? It seems that’s a suitable term of address for people who say ‘extreme’)… listen dudes… extreme windows – you do know windows is an operating system and not a brand of surf board, right?

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