S. Somasegar is the corporate vice president of the Developer Division at Microsoft. Learn more about Somasegar.
It is always fun and exciting to be able to show off the products that teams have been hard at work for a long time, sometimes as long as 5 years J.
With Windows Vista, 2007 Microsoft Office System and Exchange Server 2007 have been RTM’ed (released to manufacturing) recently, we are now embarking upon a series of launch events in the US. I personally get excited about these launch events as they give a chance not just to show off the cool products and the great work that the teams have done, but also provides me with an opportunities to interact directly with customers. These launch events are designed to provide you with an opportunity to experience the new products firsthand. There will be breakouts specifically designed for different customer segments – developers, IT Professionals and Technical Decision Makers (TDMs).
Here are some relevant pieces of information about these launch events.
Business launch events for the 2007 Microsoft Office system, Windows Vista, and Exchange Server 2007.
January 16 through March 1.
There are 74 different events in cities across the country. Specific dates and locations can be found at the links below.
The events are for TDMs, IT Pros, and Devs with up to 2,000 attendees each.
Attendees will receive a free copy of Microsoft Office Professional 2007 and Microsoft Office Groove 2007, along with other valuable resources. Attendees will also attend breakout sessions; test drive the products and evaluate their functionality; network with peers, Microsoft executives, and local technology partners; ask the experts; and receive valuable resources to help them take full advantage of this new software.
Click here to find an event closest to you and register.
You can get more information from here. If you want to know about event information in the rest of the world, go to the events section at the Microsoft web site.