Friday, April 11, 2008

Heroes Happen {Here} Launch Malaysia

Heroes Happen {Here} was a premier launch event held by Microsoft in KLCC, a launch wave which showcased and demonstrated the new release of Windows Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008 and SQL Server 2008. The event was started with 3 hours long keynote, which featured opening speech, some videos, keynote presentation, demos on 3 new products, customers' stories(Cinema Online, Genting, Carsem), IT Heroes prize giving ceremony, and interview with people from HP and Intel. New features and technologies of Windows Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008 and SQL Server 2008 were shown along 3 tracks(3 sessions per track), and as usual, Hands-on Lab was available for attendees to try out the new products. Besides that, Microsoft's partners and exhibitors like HP, Dell, Sun... had their booth set up for exhibition. There was also a Ask The Experts session where the speakers from Microsoft answered some toughest question thrown by developers and IT Pros attended that day.

Here are some shots from the event:

- We are the {Heroes}

- Keynote

- Exhibitor Booth

- Hands-on Lab

- Waiting for lucky draw announcement...

- One of the running track sessions

- Guess what they were queuing for... read on

- Windows Vista Ultimate with SP1 for free!
This is what they walked away after queued up so long to submit the complete answers in Amazing Heroes Race

- The package comes with this Vista Ultimate SP1 full DVD and a Windows Live disc which includes Windows Live Services and 90 days free trial of Windows Live OneCare.

It was a great event by Microsoft, besides Vista Ultimate, many free stuffs were given out on that day, e.g. Microsoft's books, training vouchers, MS wireless desktop, iPod Touch, thumbdrives, Trial CDs/DVDs, T-shirts... I think I haven't mention that this was a free event!

Interested to know how to play with new features of these products?
Here are the Heroes happen {here} Hands On Lab manuals.