I attended the Windows Vista Partner Marketing Day yesterday. This is the formal kickoff coordinating worldwide launch events with partners. This is another way that Microsoft is doing a good job engaging its partners — and an indication that this will be a very big launch. Yesterday they demonstrated many features of Vista — I have seen a lot of this before, but I have to say: It all looks really cool.
I left there with a copy of beta 2 on DVD. I have avoided downloading it as I don’t have the time to install it and really use it. From my perspective, there is no real value in my just installing it somewhere — I need to install it on my main laptop. Of course this isn’t recommended.
But now that I have the beta, it is just begging me to install it . . .