Launching Windows 8 in Halton!

I expect that by now you will know that next month (October 26th) Microsoft is making Windows 8 available to the general public (GA).  This is very exciting for us in the Microsoft ecosphere.

In November, 2009 Cameron McKay and I hosted a Windows 7 Launch Event in Oakville, and it was a resounding success (see article).  A couple of local MVPs got over 50 people out to Artisano’s Bakery Café and showed people what Windows 7 looked like, and introduced them to a lot of new features.

That event was so successful that with the upcoming launch of Windows 8 I decided to approach a couple of the local (to Halton) user groups and ask them if they wanted to replicate the event.  ‘I have sponsorship dollars for you and I’ll come out and host it for you.  Throw a party!’

Carol & Rob Duvall from RDC Networks picked up that challenge and reached out to HalTech (and of course SIlicon Halton and Halton IT Pros) and put it together.  So if you live anywhere in the Halton Region you are invited to the Halton Region Windows 8 Launch Party

Join us at Emma’s Back Porch for an evening of fun and information, of demos and presentations, of networking, colleagues, and socializing.  You will learn all about Windows 8 – what is new and exciting, what has changed and why, and what has stayed the same.  You can learn all about application compatibility, secure boot, Windows to Go, client-side Hyper-V, and so much more.  You might even have the chance to try out some of the new devices for the first time!

Space is limited so register now… and if it is sold out make sure your name is on the waiting list so that if spaces do open up you will have priority.  This event will fill up fast, so make sure you don’t miss it!  Register by using this link!

Presented by Microsoft Canada, the STEP Program, and SWMI Consulting Group… in conjunction with HalTech and RDC Networks.

http://windows8halton.eventbrite.com/

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