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Come see Digipede at the Microsoft launch event

Heroes who happen by our booth at the Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008, and SQL Server 2008 launch will get a chance to win an XBOX-360.  OK, you don’t have to be hero, but you do have to be spotted wearing a Digipede sticker sporting our mascot, Deatle.

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Come on by and see us.

BTW: I won’t be at this event, but I’ll be at the one in SF on March 13th.  No Digipede booth or give-away there.

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Vista / Office Launch

Some thoughts I had during the keynote at the SF launch today:

Much different than the last big launch event: VS2005/SQL Server/Biz Talk.  No Cheap Trick, but the CEO of Sierra Nevada Brewery spoke.  That was cool: their Pale Ale is a real winner.

Things I like about Vista:

  1. User Account Control (UAC).
  2. I like the new UI and search capabilities.
  3. Microsoft Application Compatibility Manager.
  4. Reliability Manager

I am excited about this upgrade, but I’m still waiting for the final VS2005SP1 for Vista patch and the Netgear VPN driver upgrade.

About Office

Office looks cool and certainly offers the enterprise real benefits, but I’m just not personally excited about the upgrade.  The main reason, compatibility: I just don’t want to be bothered with making sure my files are compatible with co-workers, partners, family members, etc.

I left the launch a bit early — too much actual work to do.

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