I know this is super short notice, but I did want to let everyone know that I have some Windows 8 / Windows Server 2012 Installfests and Boot 2 VHD Events that I will be hosting in my territory (Phoenix / Tempe, Irvine, Los Angeles and Denver) over the course of the next 30 days (with a few more to come after that).
With the recent RTM of Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012, I am hearing a lot of interest from people who really want to start kicking the tires of these two new flagship products from Microsoft. If you are interested in getting an evaluation version of Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012 installed onto you machine to start playing with, I can help you. Since the actual RTM bits are not quite available yet, I will have bootable thumb drives with Windows 8 Release Preview and Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate. In addition, I will also provide VHD files that have Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate and Windows 8 Release Preview preinstalled so that we can configure your machine with Boot to VHD (no repartitioning required and keeps your existing OS intact).
The System Requirements for your computer are:
If you would like to grab the files prior to arriving at the event, I have put the preinstalled VHDs here: http://aka.ms/hwitcampfiles. Please download the ISO images here: http://aka.ms/hwws2012 and http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/download.
Do we need an invite to go
Not at all. Just register so I have a heads up to expect you.
Harold, do you know if there are any of these events in the Columbus, OH area? I would love to attend one of these events
I don't believe my peer in OH is holding standalone Installfests like I did. You should see an IT Camp come through OH in the next few months though. I believe Keith Mayer will walk through the configuration of Boot to VHD as part of his hands on lab portion of the event.