Last week I was among the Microsoft employees, presenters, and evangelists who were fortunate enough to speak at launch events on behalf of the release of Windows Vista, 2007 Office, and Exchange Server 2007. These events are definitely not anything like our usual TechNet Events. We have a whole crew of workers handling check-in and AV, we have big back-drops, fancy video screens, and long rows of partner tables. And we have hundreds of people coming to see what’s new and cool about these products.
Or maybe they’re coming for the free software.
“Gee… do you think?!”
Okay… well, in any case, the prospect was very exciting…. So much so that I thought it would be fun to bring my video camera and get some footage of what my week on the road sometimes looks like. So I captured “the sights, the sounds, and the smells” of a real TechNet road warrior.
It was also a little first test of the built-in video capturing, editing, and rendering that is included in Windows Vista Ultimate Edition.
My first week of events were to Des Moines, Iowa, and Omaha, Nebraska. And here is the video diary entry:
Of Interest: This first version is being hosted on SoapBox on MSN Video.