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Stephen Rose - Sr Community Manager - Windows Client IT Pro

April, 2009

  • The next generation of Windows is here — join the conversation

    We just launch a new IT Pro campaign called “Talking About Windows”. This has been a project I have been involved with for months and something I am quite proud of. We have interviews with our top Windows 7 Engineers including Jon DeVaan, Mark Russinovich...
  • Take the first Windows 7 Beta Exam Free!

    You are invited to take beta exam 71-680: TS: Windows 7, Configuring. If you pass the beta exam, the exam credit will be added to your transcript and you will not need to take the exam in its released form. The 71-xxx identifier is used for registering...
  • The Windows 7 RC is AVAILABLE!

    We are pleased to announce that Windows 7 Release Candidate (RC) is available for immediate download to our TechNet+ and MSDN+ subscribers. If you’re not a TechNet+ subscriber, please click here to learn about the benefits of becoming one. Windows 7 RC...
  • Mention in MASHABle.com

    Great piece of Social Media Hub:Seattle here: http://mashable.com/2009/04/17/social-media-seattle/ ________________________________________________________________________________   Marty Collins: Microsoft, based out of Seattle suburb Redmond, has...
  • Were is the world is Stephen this week?

    Salutations de Montréal, Canada ! I will be in Montreal Canada presenting on Windows 7 to Mitrpo (Montreal IT Pros). Topics covered will include the Windows 7 Release Candidate, Security, Networking and Deployment as well as the role of the modern OS...
  • Who's Attending MMS?

    Attending MMS? I will be in Las Vegas on April 29th and 30th doing interviews with IT Pros for a secret project. Interested in learning more? Leave me a comment below and let me know if your attending and we'll meet up. What is MMS? The Microsoft...
  • Windows Release Candidate

    You have all been asking so here it is. The RC will be available to TechNet+ and MSDN+ subscribers on April 30th and to the general public on May 5th. To download the bits, go to www.microsoft.com/springboard on the 5th.   After you download the...
  • Upcoming Windows 7 STEP Events

    Here is a list of some upcoming opportunities to experience Windows 7 for yourself! For more information or to register for any of these events, leave a comment with the event your interested in below. STEP Event Title Date...
  • Great Twitter Apps and Tools for Desktop and Win mo

    What is Twitter? Twitter is a micro-blogging service for messages of up to 140 characters that can be updated via SMS, Email, Web, Browsers, Desktop clients and whatever else. It can be used for telling the world what you’re doing, sharing insight, communicating...
  • Service Pack 2 for Server 2008 and Windows Vista is NOW AVAILABLE!

    Today we are proud to announce the launch of Service Pack 2 for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008. Service Pack 2 (SP2) represents the latest step in Microsoft’s commitment to continuous improvement. It includes all of the updates that have been delivered...
  • Springboard Series on TechNet’s use of Social Media TOOLS at Microsoft

    Jennifer Leggio @ ZDNet interviewed me a piece on social media here at Microsoft.  Specifically on our use here at Springboard of the TruCast tool to find and reach IT Pros. To view the piece, visit http://blogs.zdnet.com/feeds/?p=843    ...
  • Office 2007 SP 2 coming soon

    Just a heads up that SP2 for Office 2007 will be available soon. Be sure to check the Office Sustained Engineer team blog for the latest news on SP2 as it becomes available. I installed the pre-release version about a month ago and it's great. Solved...