PHIWUG is at Microsoft Innovation Universe 2012

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http://www.microsoft.com/philippines/innovationuniverse2012/

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Look beyond Virtualization with Microsoft Philippines’ Server Summit (March 21), Microsoft will be hosting its second annual Server Summit where the company will showcase the latest offerings in its sever family – System Center 2012 and SQL Server 2012, and share how they can help enterprises evolve the data center and transform data into insight. Companies will learn how to manage their own on-premise and cloud infrastructures all in one place, deliver IT as a service, and get the most out of their data infrastructure investments.

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Discover exciting innovations powered by Microsoft technologies in Who Dunn I.T. (March 22) Microsoft invites Filipino IT professionals and skilled developers to participate in this year’s Who Dunn I.T. , an event where 50 local startups, developers and student teams will give participants a first look at their innovative applications running on touch-enabled phones, tablets and web browsers, and cutting-edge applications hosted on the cloud.

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Learn about the brightest innovations from future IT leaders in Imagine Cup (March 23) Interact with the best student teams in the country as Microsoft Philippines hosts Imagine Cup, the world’s premiere student technology competition that gathers the best developers to address problems faced by the world today using the power of information technology.

 

And.. We are there since day 1!

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Yea we are there and we set-up a loading booth that has 2 servers installed with a complete  Windows Deployment Services on the new Windows Server 8 Beta. Super geeky too, setting it up on a projector 🙂

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Terrence, Me, Chris and Jeff was there.

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Chris has setup his giant multi touch projector device!

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Thanks Microsoft for your support and for the booth on the three days of the Innovation Universe!

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Look at who we found, Jojo Ayson and Alvin Gendrano!

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PHIWUG Windows 8 Consumer Preview Load Fest!

Thank you for attending the PHIWUG Windows 8 Consumer Preview Load Fest last March 03, 2012 at the very New Microsoft Office @ the 8th floor of 6750 Bldg, Ayala Ave, Makati! This is really Legen….. Wait for it.. dary!

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With more than 300 attendees attended this event, this is really cool!

 

 

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Thanks also to Alvin from DPE here in Philippines for their usual support and for the venue. PHIWUG is the first one that has ever used this new event venue of MS PH, so thanks MS!

This is Alvin on his keynote and welcome

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At the start of the event, Standing room only.

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This guy (me) did the Overview and Introduction on Windows 8.

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This is a Load Fest, so in the middle of the sessions and Q & A portions we had event attendees remote installing their laptops with Windows 8 Consumer Preview. We also had a contest on the “Fastest Install time” 🙂 We let them approach our booth in the front and install away!

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As you can see, this is done thru Windows Deployment Services or WDS and there is one more twist, all servers that have been used on this event is loaded with Windows Server 8 Beta! The next blog entry is how to setup these babies 🙂

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For the next session, it is our UI / Windows touch / WP expert Chris Misola for the Metro UI Experience and Windows 8 Features. Its really a cool demo Chris, seeing the tablet on the projector!

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Also many thanks to Tim also from Microsoft PH DPE for hosting one Q & A portion, well we ask questions and if the attendees has answers, they win a prize.

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Microsoft PH also provided overflowing T-shirts, USB disks and even the epic recycle bin as prizes and giveaways.

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Typical Pinoy! Miryenda, Tanghalian, Miryenda! (Morning snack, LUNCH, Afternoon snack!)

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Next Session is by our Microsoft MVP for Games for Windows, Adrian Rodriguez who had a demo on what to expect with Windows 8, game installation, compatibility, review and of course, Graphics Demo!

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More load fest contestant, this is number 48 one of the fastest laptop entry.

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Next topic is done by Terrence Montanes, on Running Windows 8 on USB’s – Windows To Go!

One of the coolest and hottest topic in the floor that day, even on the Q&A Sessions.

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Next in line is Mark Gutierrez, one of our most active PHIWUG member on events. He is now speaking about the Windows 8 Consumer preview technical details from hardware requirements to support for ARM. 

 

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For the last session of the day, it’s the Technical Preview of the Windows Server 8 Beta. On screen is the new Server Manager and RSAT installed on a Windows 8 Consumer Preview client. And yeah, we really need to do a blog post about WDS, there are a lot of questions about it when it was discussed as a finale here and it echoes even on Facebook so stay tuned for that!

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Congratulations to the Winner of the Microsoft LifeCam for the fastest install of the Consumer Preview, 8 Minutes and 9 Seconds! Lenovo, Core i7 ehem ehem!

So again, to everyone that planned, organized, facilitated and spoke on this event thank you. Adrian (MVP), Terrence, Chris, Anton, Mark, Alvin (MS), Tim (MS), Gen (MS), Eufer (MVP), Jeff and all those who attended that made this event legendary, thank you!

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Full album is here:

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Until our next event!