Microsoft is gearing up for what it referred to as the “rise of a new operating system,” with Windows 7 scheduled to hit the shelves come October 22nd, 2009. Ahead of the general availability of the next iteration of the Windows client, the company is “hosting” a free Windows 7 Online Summit
. Scheduled for October 7, starting 1:00 PM (EDT), the online event is designed to both ask and answer key questions about Windows 7, including how the new OS compares to its precursor.
“Is Windows 7 really that good? Did it become what Windows Vista was supposed to be? Does it meet the expectations?” Microsoft asks. For the Windows 7 Online Summit, the Redmond-based company has lined up a panel of Worldwide Experts that will give live demos, in-depth presentations, as well as information on the latest technology. At the same time, the summit is designed to allow Technology Adoption Program members, early adopters of Windows 7 to share their experience with the operating system.
“During several months we have been working around the clock with Windows 7.We have spent time with the Windows 7 development team in Redmond, built production systems, participated in the Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 TAP, configured, deployed, hardened, debugged, tested, crashed, modified or run Windows 7 through all possible scenarios. Recently we have been focused on the best, and most interesting way to transfer this knowledge on to you. The result is: A free online Webinar, with focus on live demos from worldwide experts,” reads a message from Microsoft.
The Redmond-based company is currently accepting sign-ups for the Windows 7 Online Summit. Just head over to the registration page
and fill in the form. “Here is a quick look at the agenda for the online Windows 7 Summit: 1:00 PM (EDT) Introduction; 1:15 PM (EDT) Windows 7 Deployment – For every size organization - Mikael Nyström & Johan Arwidmark; 2:00 PM (EDT) Migration and Coexistence - Mikael Nyström & Christoffer Andersson; 2:45 PM (EDT) Virtualization - Mikael Nyström; 3:30 PM (EDT) Mobile worker - Hasain Alshakarti; 4:15 PM (EDT) Next Generation Windows Security Features! - Marcus Murray,” noted Eric Ligman
, Global Partner Experience Lead Microsoft Worldwide Partner Group.