This post was written by Devrim Iyigun, a Senior Product Manager here in Redmond.

I had a chance to attend Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2009 last week in Orlando, Florida. For those of you who are at the early stages of deploying Windows 7, looking for some insider information and did not have the opportunity to attend the conference, I have a great resource I would love to share with you.

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Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2009 is one of industry’s largest and most important annual gathering of CIOs and their senior IT leaders. This year’s event focused on how business technology can help customers return to growth by balancing cost optimization and risk mitigation. Microsoft was helping customers to understand how they can realize the benefits of Windows 7. With the general availability date for Windows 7 being October 22nd, this year’s event was quite special for the Microsoft team.

One of the Microsoft –sponsored sessions that took place is Windows 7 Early Adopter Customer Panel. In this highly visible discussion, featured Gartner Research VP & Distinguished Analyst Michael Silver facilitated the panel around Windows 7 planning, deployment and customer experience with Windows 7 Early Adopter Customers: ADP, BMW, Energizer and Pella.

The panel includes discussions about topics of importance for enterprises considering the move to Windows 7 such as application compatibility and deployment goals. ADP, BMW, Energizer and Pella share their perspective on business drivers to adopt Windows 7 and the benefits they expect to achieve with deploying Windows 7. These companies also share their deployment experience and recommendations for companies new to Windows 7 deployment.

This is your chance to get valuable insider information from Microsoft Customer industry leads.  Please click here for a replay of this webcast.

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