Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Microsoft Heroes Happen Here 2008 Launch event in Long Island, NY

I attended the launch event and participated with several hundred other attendees. Of course my primary purpose was to grab a copy of VS 2008 and the Windows 2008, and also to hear some more on the topics I am presently interested, VS 2008 and SQL Server 2008. I heard a bit more explanation on Microsoft's vision on business intelligence in the near future and a lot more on Windows 2008 Server.

Hey, I forgot to mention the other free stuff, the breakfast "cool bag'' with fruits, juice and water. Looks like Microsoft has heard my wish list. It is far better than a junior sized buttered pop-corn and a full coke. It should make good programmers healthier as well.

There was also a vendor's pavilion...

Sun Micro Systems displayed a computer box on which Windows 2008 was installed without a whisper in no time at all.

Sitecore (Enterprise Content Management system and Portal Software), Mindshift(IT Management), Hedgehog Development, LI .NET Users Group, and a few others were also represented.


deal said...

Do they give the software at the start of the event or towards the end?

Jayaram Krishnaswamy said...

Only after the event but you get bundle.

You get...
Windows Server 2008 Enterprise (32 and 64 bit)
MS VS 2008 Standard Edition
MS SQL Server 2008 CTP 5.0(Nov 2007)

The latest CTP is Feb 2008


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