Microsoft Across America Launch Event goody bag and admission wristband
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I am going to a resellers launch on the 28th,here in new zealand. Interesting to see what we get, seems to depend on where you are. i,ll keep you posted after the bunfight lol
The presentation proved to be useful, the blue screen made me wander what was behind the blue screen. Is it a bird, a plane, no its blua vista.
and all I got was this lousy T-Shirt. (And Office 2007) Microsoft must not have heard of the Internet whereby they'd get caught doing something exactly like this.
I just went to the Minneapolis show yesterday. I got a "pre-release evaluation" copy of Vista Ultimate in my bag. There was an Office 2007 key in the bag and they gave me another one when I turned in my evaluation form. This might have been a mistake. I'd sure like to know if the Vista expires - nothing on the folder or the DVD mentions it expiring.
I also got the pre-release evaluation copy of ultimate in my Washington, DC swag bag. I don't know if RC-1 expires or not but I figure I'll install it on my home computer anyways. I'm guessing M$ knows we nerds will probably buy it anyways but the press guys and VIPs are cheap. :-)
What I got at the launch is not RC-1. I did get RC-1 in the mail a while ago because I was on the Beta list. I got one copy of Beta 2 and then RC-1. I checked the license on the DVD and it says nothing about it expiring. I installed it this weekend and it is definitely not a Beta or RC-1 and it works fine and there is no mention of it expiring while installing. Actually, I always thought CS people were the cheap ones. Press guys can get all kinds of free evaluation stuff so they can write reviews.
Gee you guys are lucky we don't rate a launch party until Feb 13th her in the outlands of New Mexico...
I went to the San Francisco kickoff, and came home with lots of toys from the partner sites (pens, blinking lanyards, even a portable Ethernet cable). Not to mention the stack of DVDs already in the carrybag. And, best of all, if you turned in your evaluation forms early, you actually had your choice (L, XL, or XXL) of t-shirt size!
I attended the New Day launch in Tampa Florida. Even though the T-Shirt we received doesnt even say Vista on it anywhere, I cant tell you how proud I am to wear a shirt with a bunch of different partners names on it . Well, what I mean to say is I would where it but the event at Tampa only had one size. Large! I'm an IT guy. I sit at my computer all day....ok, so a large is too small. I need an XL. Want to trade? By the way, we didnt even get the glowy pen in our bag, so if you dont want yours....