News For Launch Attendees & Our Commitment To You.

The launch of Office 2007 and Windows Vista was a major event for us here at Microsoft.  As our fiscal year began, we set out to bring you, Canada's Technical Community, the best experience we could as we worked to show you how these new products could help solve your business needs.

Your (Canada's Technical Community) satisfaction with Microsoft is of critical importance to my team and I.  Everyday we work to understand your needs, bring you great content, bring you great experiences and build a transparent and simple communication paths into Microsoft.  In order to do this we need to listen and respond as best we can.

Well, for those of you who attended launch - we have listened to your feedback.   You said that you were surprised not to receive any software at the event and that this is a key way you evaluate new products.  We are very happy to announce that individuals who attended the 2007 Microsoft Office system, Windows Vista,  and Exchange Server 2007 Business Value Launch and submitted an evaluation form will be receiving a complimentary Launch 2007 evaluation kit which will include:

  • ADownloadable full copy of Microsoft Office Professional 2007

  • Microsoft Office Running Start CD

  • Resources and Tools for evaluating Windows Vista

  • A Microsoft Partner Solutions DVD.

The 2007 Launch Kits can help accelerate your evaluation of these exciting technologies. And if you missed a session or want a refresher, check out the 2007 Microsoft Launch post-event page for session videos, tips and tricks, Microsoft software trials, Microsoft partner information and more. 

The kits are being processed and should be in the mail within the next 2-6 weeks. The kits will be mailed to the address specified on the event feedback form.

As a reminder, should your organization require additional copies for evaluation purposes, this software is available via MSDN and TechNet Subscriptions, as well as through Software Assurance benefits. Contact your preferred software vendor or your Microsoft sales representative to get details on how to purchase as well as licensing options. To evaluate other Microsoft software, visit the TechNet Beta Central or MSDN Evaluation Center

Thanks for being a part of Canada's Technical Community and for investing your time and energy with Microsoft. We definitely appreciate it and we commit to continue to strive to meet your expectations in us.