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nekrosoft13 08-16-09 12:33 AM

Free Windows 7 Professional at launch events across the US
 
Starting September 28 through November 4 Microsoft is hosting free Windows 7, Server 2008 R2 and Exchange Server 2010 launch events across the United States as part of the "New Efficiency" marketing campaign. Attendants of the event will get a free copy of Windows 7 Professional while supplies last.

Here are the list of cities the launch event will be at and the dates the event will be held:

* Atlanta - Sep. 28
* Baltimore - Nov. 9
* Boston - Oct. 5
* Chicago - Oct. 20
* Cleveland - Oct. 12
* Dallas - Nov. 4
* Denver - Sep. 24
* Detroit - Oct. 28
* Houston - Nov. 9
* Kansas City - Nov. 4
* Los Angeles - Oct. 28
* Miami - Sep. 24
* Minneapolis - Sep. 24
* New York City - Oct. 20
* Orange County - Oct. 26
* Philadelphia - Sep. 28
* Phoenix - Sep. 28
* Pittsburgh - Sep. 30
* Portland - Oct. 14
* San Diego - Oct. 26
* San Francisco - Oct. 20
* San Jose - Oct. 5
* Seattle - Oct. 12
* St. Louis - Nov. 9
* Washington - Nov. 4

All you need to do is go here, select your city and register for the event. You can choose to focus on either IT or developer sessions and then pick what product you want to "Deep-dive" into for the afternoon.

http://wingeek.com/articles/39907/fr...launch-events/

nekrosoft13 08-16-09 12:35 AM

Re: Free Windows 7 Professional at launch events across the US
 
If you register, post the city.

At the same time you could do small NVN meetings.

registered at Chicago, IL event.

seeker 08-16-09 12:57 AM

Re: Free Windows 7 Professional at launch events across the US
 
Since I have already preordered W7 Pro, I kind of happy not to find my city on the list. I already have WS2K8 SP2, is WS2K8 R2 a free update, or would I have to pay for it?

nekrosoft13 08-16-09 01:03 AM

Re: Free Windows 7 Professional at launch events across the US
 
R2 is a new full feature OS. no, its not free

Rakeesh 08-16-09 02:18 AM

Re: Free Windows 7 Professional at launch events across the US
 
Hmm...wonder if I can pretend I am a software developer and snag me a free copy.

bacon12 08-16-09 01:08 PM

Re: Free Windows 7 Professional at launch events across the US
 
There isn't one in my state. Not even a bordering state. :headexplode:

Rakeesh 08-16-09 01:56 PM

Re: Free Windows 7 Professional at launch events across the US
 
The one "near" me is a 90 minute drive which is lame, but probably worth it.

seeker 08-16-09 02:05 PM

Re: Free Windows 7 Professional at launch events across the US
 
With the price of gasoline + wear and tear, wouldn't it be cheaper to buy it?

Rakeesh 08-16-09 02:47 PM

Re: Free Windows 7 Professional at launch events across the US
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by seeker (Post 2068463)
With the price of gasoline + wear and tear, wouldn't it be cheaper to buy it?

Nah the piece of sh*t 93 toyota truck I drive right now is a stick shift and there is a direct highway route (no stop and go at all) to get there, so it gets better gas mileage than the majority of the good cars that people drive.

Maybe not 90 minutes either, maybe more like 60. It is all the way in north Phoenix, and I am on the southern border of Mesa.

seeker 08-16-09 03:03 PM

Re: Free Windows 7 Professional at launch events across the US
 
The closest location to me is Dallas, which is 260 miles away, so 540 miles roundtrip. I might consider that, if I owned one of those new Chevy Volts, but I don't, so I won't.

Gimlis 08-16-09 03:31 PM

Re: Free Windows 7 Professional at launch events across the US
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by seeker (Post 2068463)
With the price of gasoline + wear and tear, wouldn't it be cheaper to buy it?

That depends on why and who you're going for. If you just sign up and attend to get a free copy of windows I'd agree thats probably not all that cost effective.

if you work in IT. and you're attendance is approved as job related you would not only be paid to attend but also eligible to expense some or all of the mileage accrued in getting to and from . The copy of Windows would just be a perk.

nekrosoft13 08-16-09 03:47 PM

Re: Free Windows 7 Professional at launch events across the US
 
its only 8 miles for me ;)


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