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  • Blog Post: Launch day at Best Buy What fun!

    I spend 5 hours last night and 12 hours today at the Best Buy by my house. It was lots of fun. I got to train the floor staff on how to demo Vista/Office and all the upgrade options, pricing and the features of it. This morning we handed out t-shirts, pens, wrist bands, buttons, stickers to everyone...
  • Blog Post: Go search yourself

    About once every 6 months or so I go MSN search or Google my name. Everyone does it right? Well I put in "John Weston Microsoft" it was amazing how many hits came back. My two blogs, events I have done, webcasts, Radio shows, user groups all kinds of things. I even found many sites that refer to my...
  • Blog Post: VISTA FOR $49.99!!! (ok, only two copies after you buy one retail Ultimate)

    I blogged about this a couple of weeks ago. MSNBC and news.com had articles back on 1/18 about it. Here is the deal. Buy Vista Ultimate. Then get up to two copies of Home Premium for $49.99 each. here is where you get exact information on how to get this program. www.windowsvista.com/familyoffer...
  • Blog Post: Windows Vista Mystery game

    Have you heard about the Mystery game? If you love Vista, you will love this. www.vanishingpointgame.com Mysterys all over. Solve the puzzles and you will be put in the drawing for some great prizes. I wish I could win the trip to almost outerspace.....
  • Blog Post: Windows Vista Innovation Cafe'

    I keep finding these sites. Here is another one. yes cool, our as my teenagers would say "Tight" it is a way for companies to showcase software they have built around Vista, not too much up there yet, but I love the community nature of it. Make sure you have high bandwidth to watch everything. ...
  • Blog Post: Free T-mobile Hot spots (until April 30 using Vista)

    www.skysurprise.com If you are running Vista, go to this site, you can get free access to T-Mobile hotspots until April 30th. We were passing out sickers with this on it today, now it's on my blog for anyone to find out about. Go enjoy!!
  • Blog Post: Launch questions BDD VISTA

    Well yesterday was our first Launch events. Exchange 2007, Vista, and Office 2007. We had great questions from the audience. Our content is technical. It still amazed me how many people haven't seen that much of Vista yet. We showed how to deply it using BDD. People asked some great questions. My favorite...
  • Blog Post: Office 2007 that you get at Launch events

    Apparently the directions to Download/install the Office 2007 that we are giving away at our events isn't very clear. When you download it, you are prompted for a trial key, don't use that one use the key give out in your kit from the event. Also be careful of the printing on the keys. The Ink will smear...
  • Blog Post: Vista Helps Boston

    Tomorrow is the Vista Product Launch event in Boston. Look at what the Boston Globe is saying: The Vista effect For every $1 spent on Microsoft's new operating system, businesses and consumers will spend $9.33 on hardware $5.35 on software $3.93 on service providers This data is from an IDC...
  • Blog Post: Time Square goes "VISTA"

    I am in NYC tonight for an Exchange partner event tomorrow. I had a little time tonight to walk around Time Square. I love the lights and all of the signs. As I thought, Vista is everywhere. Right about the ESPN Zone is there show us your "WOW" Vista billboard that is HUGE!! I then went west on 42nd...
  • Blog Post: Windows Vista will be available to buy and download Online.

    Now you don't have to get up at 6AM on January 30th and head to you local computer store! SEATTLE - Microsoft Corp. will make its new Windows Vista operating system available for sale and download online, marking a new step for the software company, which has previously sold Windows only on...
  • Blog Post: microsoftwowlaunch!!!

    go check out the videos on http://www.microsoftwowlaunch.com We had an great launch today.
  • Blog Post: New BDD (business Desktop Deployment)

    You might not have noticed that last week we released a new version of BDD 2007, free to download. Here you can get more information about it: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/desktopdeployment/bdd/2007/default.mspx If you are planning to roll out Vista to a large number of PC's this is a must...
  • Blog Post: More Vista websites!

    I am just amazed at all of this viral marketing. Here are some more. http://vistatestdrive.com allows you to test drive vista in a virtual machine. www.vistaparty.net if you are in the San Fransisco area, a user group is giving a party in honor of Vista! www.windowsultimate.com great information...
  • Blog Post: LAUNCH DAY. Windows Server 2008 VS 2008 SQL 2008 Q&A

    Today is the start of Launch Day. BillG will do the start in LA. Then our team will carry that out to 62 other cities around the US. I thought about what to blog about today. If you want to watch it live go to www.heroeshappenhere.com There you can also register for your local event or try this new VLE...
  • Blog Post: show us your wow!

    www.showusyourwow.com is a new site we just put up. Watch the opening video from Billg. Cool stuff. I just uploaded a picture of kids sailing. 19,000 other people have already uploaded a video or picture, go look around, oops, you will be lost for a while, fun! What's your wow? All of this Vista marketing...
  • Blog Post: Windows Vista ReadyBoost Specs.

    Thanks to Mr. John Baker for the following information on Readyboost. You can see his blog at http://blogs.technet.com/johnbaker Windows Vista ReadyBoost Requirements Supported Form Factors and Busses ReadyBoost supports USB flash drives, Secure Digital cards, CompactFlash cards, Memory...
  • Blog Post: Excitement for Launch builds

    January 30th is they day they will be availble to the public. They being Vista, Office 2007 and Exchange 2007. Our team Microsoft Across America does seminars for many different customer segments in the US. We will be doing Launch events in 59 cities over 6 weeks starting TUESDAY. An amazing amount of...
  • Blog Post: Vista Pricing

    I was reading news.com this morning and came across this quote: Microsoft wants to get your whole house running Windows Vista. In what is being billed as a limited time offer, Microsoft will let those who buy a boxed version of Vista Ultimate Edition purchase discounted licenses for up to two more...
  • Blog Post: Vista Launch Event Slides....

    UPDATE BELOW I have been getting request for the slides that we show at our events. This is only for people that attend our events!! Just kidding. Really, go to the hidden share off our main www.technetevents.com http://www.technetevents.com/resources/2007-January-March.aspx and you will find the...
  • Blog Post: Speech Recognition in Vista

    At our launch event on Tuesday in Memphis, Matt Hester ( http://blogs.technet.com/mathewms ) demoed the speech recognition of Vista as our last demo of the day. The crowd went wild. The people I was standing around just couldn't believe that was Windows that was doing that. So last night I installed...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 Launch Slides Module 2 Virtualization

    Hello! Thanks for checking out my blog. We just started doing Launch Events for Windows Server 2008. I got to do one of the first events Yesterday in San Antonio, Texas. Thanks home state crowd. It was a blast to present to you. As promised I have the slide decks I used available for you. I haven't had...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 Launch Slide Module 1 What's New

    Hello! Thanks for checking out my blog. We just started doing Launch Events for Windows Server 2008. I got to do one of the first events Yesterday in San Antonio, Texas. Thanks home state crowd. It was a blast to present to you. As promised I have the slide decks I used available for you. I haven't had...
  • Blog Post: Coming to a Best Buy near you!

    Yep, Launch is coming!!! Besides all of these launch events, Launch Day January 30th is coming soon. I learned of a new program where we, the MS Employees get to sign up to go demo Vista at local Computer Stores. I have signed up for the Best Buy in Denton Texas, YEA!! Are you going to come get Vista...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 Launch Slides Module 3 Security

    Hello! Thanks for checking out my blog. We just started doing Launch Events for Windows Server 2008. I got to do one of the first events Yesterday in San Antonio, Texas. Thanks home state crowd. It was a blast to present to you. As promised I have the slide decks I used available for you. I haven't had...