Learn about Longhorn
The Windows IT Pro folks, whom I write for on occasion, are doing a Longhorn Roadshow this Spring to help folks get up to speed on the new server platform. There's also a cool contest where you test your skills about Longhorn to win a trip to Mexico. Here's some more info:
"Windows Server "Longhorn" ChampFest Launches
IT pros can test their skills about the upcoming Windows Server "Longhorn" release and possibly win a trip to Mexico by entering the ChampFest contest launched by Windows IT Pro magazine. "Longhorn" ChampFest tests IT pros' knowledge about virtualization, Terminal Services, security, and IIS through a series of short online quizzes.
IT pros who succeed in the online contest will compete in another round of quizzes at the Windows Server "Longhorn" Roadshows visiting 16 cities this spring. Winners of the district finals will get an expenses-paid trip to compete in the ChampFest Finals at the Microsoft Windows Server "Longhorn" event later in 2007. The grand prize winner will receive an all-expenses paid trip to Cancun for six days.
To take the online quizzes and learn more about the Windows Server "Longhorn" roadshows, go here to get more details!
Attendees of the Windows Server "Longhorn" roadshow series kicking off in New York on April 3 will receive a copy of Windows Server "Longhorn" Beta 3, courtesy of Microsoft. Depending on the exact Beta 3 release date, attendees for earlier shows will get Beta 3 via mail delivery after the show. Attendees to shows later in the series will be able to leave the event with the code in hand.
The roadshow event offers an under-the-hood look at Windows Server "Longhorn" virtualization, deployment, Terminal Services, security, and IIS 7.0, among other topics. Attendees can choose from three tracks of content. Speakers include Michael Otey, Alessandro Perilli, and Michael Campbell. Registration for the event is $99, which includes breakfast, lunch, and refreshments; a full day of content, including presentations and demos; T-shirt and attendee bag.
The Longhorn roadshow tour will hit the following cities: New York (April 5), Chicago (April 10), Atlanta (April 12), Anaheim (April 17), Santa Clara (April 19), Denver (April 24), Boston (May 2), Detroit (May 8), Dallas (May 10), Minneapolis (May 15), Seattle (May 22), Phoenix (May 24), St. Louis (May 31), Washington, DC (June 12), Houston (June 14), and Philadelphia (June 19).