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Launch 2007
  • Phoenix Launch Wrap-Up

    Monday Night "They won't line up", my a$$. The Phoenix launch had over 100 people show up. When the doors opened up at 10pm, the line was all the way down the front of the building. It wasn't as many people as I had hoped, but it wasn't the Xbox 360 launch either. At the same time, there were a lot of...
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  • Understanding the Windows Vista Family Discount

    On Tuesday, Mary Jo broke the news about the Windows Vista Family Discount . Today, Microsoft made the formal announcement , and Joe Wilcox immediately lambasted it as a bad idea (no surprise there). The problem is that Joe based his analysis on incomplete information. Fortunately for you, dear readers...
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  • OTG for the Holidays

    I'm headed to Colorado to visit my family for Christmas (was supposed to go on the 20th, but the blizzard screwed with those plans), so I'll be Off The Grid for most of the rest of the year. Before I leave, I just wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christahanukwanzakah (how's THAT for all inclusive?) and...
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  • PowerTogether.com Giveaway Closed, 30K Copies Won

    As Ina Fried reports , Microsoft's free Vista & Office giveaway at PowerTogether.com is over. Apparently, 30,000 copies was the limit. And Microsoft outdid themselves this time . With the average retail price being $399 (Vista Biz @ $299 + Office Pro @ $499 / 2), Microsoft just gave away almost ...
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  • Vista and Office 2007 Search is not Dependent on SharePoint

    I swear I'm not trying to pick on Joe lately. He's a great guy. I'm just not sure what the heck he's talking about here . He says that he tried reproducing the searches in the Launch demo when he got home, and he couldn't. He then draws the conclusion that advanced Vista searches require SharePoint ...
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  • Welcome to Hell, can I get you a sweater?

    I think Hell just froze over. And no, I'm not referring to the Vista launch in New York. Nor am I referring to the 30+ degree temperature drop in Phoenix the last few days. I'm referring to BetaNews Ed's article covering today's Vista Launch in New York . Analysts such as JupiterResearch's Michael Gartenberg...
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  • PowerTogether.com - Get Vista & Office for Watching Webcasts

    Microsoft wants you to experience the Zen of Vista & Office together . So, if you watch three webcasts each for Windows Vista and Office 2007 within 30 days of registering, 6-8 weeks later you'll get shiny new DVD cases at your front door. Only one free copy of each product per person. Microsoft...
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  • What are YOU Doing with Vista and Office?

    Listen up! Are you building cool things with Vista, Office 2007, or Exchange 2007? Do you live and work in the Southwest US? Then Microsoft wants to hear from you! Microsoft is looking for customers who are building great solutions on top of the Launch 2007 platforms, and they asked me to help get the...
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  • Office 2007 Now On MSDN & TechNet

    Microsoft just posted Office 2007 to MSDN & TechNet . There are two new nodes under the "Applications" section, as shown below. You can also get your keys now... they're towards the end of the key list. Let the fun begin!
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  • Windows Vista Has RTMed!

    WOO HOO! Jim Allchin announced today that Windows Vista's FINALLY in the can! In a video posted to the WindowsVistaBlog , he also announced that general availability (launch) will be on January 30th 2007. So Amazon really did leak the launch dates after all... Congratulations to the thousands of people...
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