Wednesday, January 17, 2007

quickie updatie: tech talks - technet + hp

" Short Note: Thanks for voting for the photos for this. The thing is, I didn't get to send any of those for the entry. I had been very much occupied with my work and helping out with something BIG going on next month. Hence, the lack of update for the past week. Oh, and Kenny was spotted in the event in this post too, didn't get to talk to him after the event. He literally vanished like how Clark Kent would do. "

There was a Microsoft event in Kuching on 16 January 2007. (No, there isn't any nice nice photos on this post, I didn't equip myself with a big-ass camera. I only had my compact Canon A70 in my bag)

Microsoft had their Microsoft TechNet-MSDN briefing held in Hilton Kuching. It was the first Microsoft event I attended in Kuching. Prior to this, I have attended those events in Malacca, Kuala Lumpur and Putra Jaya. Because of that, I may have already set a standard in my mind, that Microsoft events usually take quite a large room/hall to fit in the capacity for such events.

However, to my disappointment, the hall they used for this TechNet briefing was rather small. The crowd turnout was really great, some couldn't get a seat until the organizers rearrange the seatings.

Anyway, the agenda for this briefing is mainly introducing Microsoft's latest product in the ir Family - Windows Vista, which is to be released (enterprise) later this month, Office 2007, Exchange 2007 and also some cool tools for Business Intelligence with SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services as well as Business Desktop Deployment 2007. If you are interested in knowing more of those, please do browse Microsoft's website and run a search. I wouldn't disclose any further details on that as this isn't a technology-geek blog.

A demo on Microsoft Word 2007.

A combo of presentation slides for the agenda of the day.

Command console introduced in Exchange 2007 for better management.

Windows Vista and Office deployment with WIM (Windows Imaging Format) technology demo. (I think)

After the main agenda, we were also shown the demo of new features in Windows Vista and Office 2007. I have had a preview when I was in the Peninsular Malaysia, but those were merely sneak preview, it was still in Beta release back then. Now that the product is due for launching soon, we were shown with some finalized features.

Maria Johansson of Microsoft Asia-Pacific shared the Vista experience on a post-briefing lunch meeting.

Can't expect much nice photos from me in such events. I can't just go in front of the speaker to snap her photo like she's some zoo subject. It's an official function.

One of the product promoted on that day, I haven't gone through with it yet.

Microsoft TechEd 2007 is to be held in Kuala Lumpur Convention Center, from 10 - 13 September 2007. Anyone interested in going?

After the TechNet briefing, I headed back to my workplace. I haven't even managed to warm my chair, and the next thing I know, I was called to a meeting.

It was a meeting with a bunch of Hewlett-Packard (HP) representative from Kuala Lumpur. They were doing pre-sales presentation on their products - ProLiant servers, Integrity Servers, Storage Works and their Business Notebooks. They were running out of time, so the Printing and Image Solutions had to be the sacrificed one this time round. Thanks to the meeting, I only get to leave the office after 6pm, 2nd time in two days!

So much for the day, my brain is overloaded with technology talks.


Merv Kwok said...

The best way to get all the tech talk out of your head is to slam it on the desk a few times heheheh

allen said...

merv thank you very much merv!! haha..

13th Panda said...


I didn't even know got such event!

allen said...

panda i didn't know either, colleague told me one. well, for microsoft's events, you can always check it at their website: it should be the url.