Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Attended Windows Vista and Office 2007 launch

Today I attended Windows Vista and Office 2007 launch in Washington D.C.
The event took place in Washington Hilton hotel.
I was really impressed with some of the new features in Windows Vista like the new dazzling interface, flip 3d windows, fast search, gadgets, parental controls etc.
The menus in Office 2007 are replaced by what Microsoft calls ribbons. There are many new features but they are not compelling enough to convince me to switch from Office 2003.
Finally as an incentive to attending the conference each of us received an Office 2007 copy and a T-shirt.

Microsoft has put up a new website (DinnerNow.net) that leverages several new Microsoft technologies like IIS7, ASP.NET Ajax Extensions, Linq, Windows Communication Foundation, Windows Workflow Foundation, Windows Presentation Foundation, Windows Powershell, and the .NET Compact Framework. You can also download the whole source code for the site starting Jan 31st, 2007 to look at how all these technologies work together.

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