I’m lucky that I’ve just gotten a new fuel efficient car. I’m joining the MS Ireland crew on the road to do the official public/community launch events for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. We head to Galway on Sunday to do the event on Monday afternoon. We then roll down to Cork on Tuesday to set up the Wednesday event. I’m back home again on Thursday morning to work. We then head to Belfast on the 13th of October before returning for the final event in Dublin on the 15th.
These aren’t going to be the typical launch event wrapped up in endless PowerPoint decks and videos of gigantic American corporations that have no relevance to us. This is a demo intensive session where we’re going to give real world demonstrations of some of the key features in action. Dave Northey will be running the show and myself and Wilbour Craddock (both of the guys are from MS Ireland) are doing demos. There will also be some content on Exchange 2010. Attendees (you have to actually go, registration is not enough) will be picking up a free, fully functional, not-timebombed copy of Windows 7 Ultimate. That’s worth several hundred Euros.
In the evening there is an IT @ Home session featuring Windows 7, Windows Home Server and the XBox 360. That’ll be a good session too based on what I know about it so far. Will will be running that one.
Be sure not to heckle and hopefully I’ll see/talk to some of you out there!
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