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!

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johndelizo

John is currently creating digital assets that protects people and their future, a technical trainer and a full time geek specializing on development and deployment of innovations created with .NET framework on Windows platform as well as Windows infrastructure projects. He is the primary contact of the Philippine Windows Users Group, a contributor at the Microsoft Philippines Community forums and regularly conducts community sessions as well as other Microsoft technology events. John owns the Busy Saving The World Techblog.

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