Microsoft banned April Fools jokes to their employees

Tomorrow will come on April 1 - April Fools' Day in many countries. Every year IT-companies are happy to troll

journalists and their users by sendingcomic press releases or frivolous posts in social networks. But this year, Microsoft, which has always actively participated in the Day of Laughter, decided to abandon April Fools' jokes.

What happened

Microsoft Marketing Director Chris Capossel(Chris Capossela) sent out a letter to the staff asking them to refuse the April 1 raffle. Of course, no one forbids them to laugh at friends and relatives, but any jokes and jokes in public are prohibited.

Chris Kapossela explained that, according to statistics,such jokes have a limited positive effect. “I appreciate the fact that people spend their time and energy preparing for this day, but I believe that we can lose more than win, trying to be funny that day. This is the time of year when technology companies are trying to show their creativity with jokes. Sometimes the results are funny and sometimes not. In any case, the data tells us that these jokes have a limited positive impact and can actually lead to unwanted news on the web, ”the marketing director said.

Recall, April 1, 2013, Microsoft changedthe design of the company's search engine Bing, and he looked like Google for a day. And in 2015, the company allegedly released the MS-DOS emulator for the Windows Phone mobile operating system.