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Windows 7: Free Win 7 with Product Key By Attend free launch event

11 Nov 2009   #181
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Forced???? No one forced you to do squat... you came with the anticipation of getting something for nothing and have the gall to complain....


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11 Nov 2009   #182
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strollin View Post
I wish I would have known beforehand about being forced to sit thru a 4 hour presentation in order to receive some "free" software. I thought there would be vendor exhibits and such, along with demos of the software which I would have been interested in. What could MS possibly talk about for 4 hours? I have better use for my time.
Obviously you've never attended a MS launch event? 4 hours for a $300 free OS and other goodies, a waste of time? If you work in IT, you might of been able to get paid for attending!

I was treated to a free continental breakfast, free snacks, free drinks, a swag bag, a cool Windows phone bottle opener, a chance to win an Xbox360, and a free copy of Win7 Ultimate!


I watched four 45 minute presentations:
  1. Windows 7 for the optimized desktop
  2. Win7 make people productive anywhere
  3. Win7 enhanced security and control
  4. Win7 deployment enhancements
My half day paid, and all the freebies made it well worth it! Oh, and did I mention I got a copy of Win7 Ultimate for free???
Oh, and I left during the 4th presentation when they started handing out the DVDs... to avoid major traffic! I got outta there at 4:15!
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11 Nov 2009   #183
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strollin View Post
What could MS possibly talk about for 4 hours? I have better use for my time.
No question that your time does have value. It's good to see that you didn't stay and waste your time. You can just pick up a copy of Windows 7 at home retail chains that sell software.

As far as what did they talk about...well they had multiple sessions. Sessions on Exchange 2010, Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7. I attended the Windows 7 sessions and they covered things like
1). automated deployments with WIM files
2). Bit Locker and Bit Locker to go technologies
3). App locker
4). Group policy settings to enforce both Bit Locker and App locker
5). Design differences in Windows 7
6). The new User interface, the new aero features, the problem steps recorder
7). Time for questions and answers

It easily consumed the 4 hours of time...and that was just the Windows 7 track. They covered other stuff in Server 2008 and Exchange 2010.

And being an IT pro, and the fact that this was geared towards developers or IT pros (said so right in the sign up)...all of the above was relevant. And due to fact this was IT related and that is what I do....work had no issues at all with me (or some coworkers attending) and we got paid for being there.
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11 Nov 2009   #184
Colonel Travis

Black Label 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by slowrey View Post
Also, I didn't think the presenters were top notch. The one I had was okay but he was using his personal laptop for presentations and had a bunch of junk on the computer and seemed lost looking for his files for demo.
slowrey, glad you got in and I think that's valid criticism - wasn't the most thrilling presentation I've ever been to.

But the liveliest parts came from people asking questions. Like pparks1 said, you've got a chance to ask someone from MS anything you want during the sessions, as well as in between them. That's a golden opportunity.
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11 Nov 2009   #185
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Sadly, events are US only and too far for most of the world to travel to.

They sound great - just most people can't get to them.

Those who did have the opportunity were fortunate.
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11 Nov 2009   #186
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

SIW:

There was a European Launch Tour as well!

Apparently, strollin is one of those ppl who just isnt happy unless he's got something to complain about! I bet he posts a new complaint regarding the high RETAIL cost of Win7 Ultimate too!

ROFLOL!
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11 Nov 2009   #187
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Quote:
There was a European Launch Tour as well!
Where?

I never heard of it.
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11 Nov 2009   #188
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

After checking the schedule, they are scheduled for Houston Nov 9. Checking the old calendar verifies today is Nov 11..........Sorry of my life, just missed out. Always a day late and a dollar short.
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11 Nov 2009   #189
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Quote:
There was a European Launch Tour as well!
Where?

I never heard of it.


Get on the Bus Tour Europe | born to learn
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11 Nov 2009   #190
Colonel Travis

Black Label 7 x64
 
 

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