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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PHIWUG is at Facebook – Y U NO JOIN US?

Hi folks, do you know the Philippine Windows Users Group is on Facebook?

https://www.facebook.com/groups/7327346178/

So, why arent you on the group page? Lets say, another avenue to ask help 🙂

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Join us here!

PS. We also post updates and event schedules here 🙂

PHIWUG 1st Planning meeting for 2010

Just finished our first planning meeting for 2010. We have alot instore for everybody 🙂

More TechNet sessions and finalized the PUP stint, so excited I guess we will just see everybody there!

 

After the meeting, heading off to a more lighter discussions and some burgers & fries! Thanks guys for the Bati moments.

BTW Jeo, we ate your fries and your burger. (But we named it after you tho :] )

PHIWUG – R2 Community Launch – Training Day 2

 

Our 2nd Setup Saturday last December 05 , with some of PHIWUG members, Terrence, Tony, Adrian, and Yang.

 

That’s our R2 environment! (not giving the details now, just see us at our event!)

BTW the MSEVENTS link is already up if you may want to register in advance, click here: http://www.microsoft.com/philippines/msevents/serverr2launch.html

PHIWUG – R2 Community Launch – Training Day 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks to Norman and Pauvi, PHIWUG just had its first training day for the R2 launch this December. We had a lot of demo’s in-stored for the attendees on this launch like Live Migration, Direct Access, Branch Cache etc.

 

We’re just so excited for this event, hope to see you guys there!

PHIWUG Planning Meeting – November 19 2009

We just finished our planning meeting last night (November 19, 2009) and yes PHIWUG will have alot of trainings to attend to and more sessions to come, not to mention terence montanez’ TechNet session which we are all looking forward into. We are now preparing for a one-day event on December, so stay tuned!

And thanks to Jay-R Barrios for the Pizza and for a great term he had with PHIWUG. We will miss Jay-R (but not too long we hope).

PHIWUG Planning Meeting – October 01 2009

Phiwug just recently had our planning meeting @ 6750 with Pauvi and Norman from MS Phil, we got alot of activities for this year!

Sir Norman giving a preview of a highly available Virtual Machine thru Failover Clustering.

 

So thats me, Sir Norman, Pauvi, Felix and Chris, where’s Jay-R? Oh hes taking the pictures 😀

See ya all in our events this coming weeks and months!