Good day! Paul Cooke, Director of Enterprise Security, here.

Orlando entertained close to 9,500 customers, partners, and staff at the first Microsoft Tech·Ed for IT Professionals. For four days, IT Professionals from around the world experienced in-depth technical learning with more than 770 Breakout Sessions, Hands-on Labs, and Instructor-led Labs; they also networked and shared information with Microsoft partners and industry peers. It was great to to discuss security topics with both old friends and new.

This year we tried something a little new for us: we went searching for Windows Vista Security Stories and wanted to get them on camera, so that our engineers could hear from you directly. We figured we would get some complaints and some kudos from the participants, but what we were really hoping for is an honest assessment of what you thought about Windows Vista Security! The participation from attendees was great and the candid feedback was exactly what we were looking for….

Well, it’s been just over a month and we have finally finished combing through the hours of video and selected our favorite stories! So without further ado, I would like to congratulate the following story tellers and let you know what you won:

Xbox 360

Zune

·         Russ Alexander

·         Stephen Dietz

·         Joseph Eckhout

·         Raymond Comvalius

·         Glenn Milles

·         Nathaniel Avery

·         James Melton

·         Cody Jones

·         Andreas Hofmann

·         Matthew Baker

We have the prizes on order and will be reaching out to you in the next week or so to confirm where you want your prize delivered!

We really want to thank all of you that participated. It was a lot of fun talking with all of you and we hope to see you again next year!