It’s HERE! Windows 7/Win7 launches tomorrow and there is much activity and excitement afoot. Prowess, a new SMB Nation sponsor, has a Win7-related special for folks who attended the just completed SMB Nation Fall 2009 event in Las Vegas. You can learn aout this special in a little vid snippet I did here [http://www.smbnation.tv/play.php?vid=17]
And in Seattle, Microsoft’s home town, the Windows 7 launch has a really special flair. There is a lunch/learn/meet/greet at the Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce. More importantly – if you are a Microsoft partner – you can participate!!! See the net-net communication below where you can HOST A TABLE in front of bona fide customers and BE THERE at the Win7 LAUNCH! I will be there and I look forward to seeing you too!
More details about the event can be found here. (but plan to arrive a little early if you can, around 11)
Here is a rough agenda of what the event will look like:
11:00 a.m.: MS Partner Huddle
11:30 a.m.: Registration opens/networking
12:45 p.m.: Table Conversations/Structured Networking
1:20 p.m.: Prizes Drawn
1:30 p.m.: Event Concludes
As a host of a table we ask that you facilitate a casual conversation about Windows 7—we will provide a table question to start the conversation and attendees will have a game card with questions about Win7 that they may need your help to fill out. We would also like to encourage you to bring a laptop loaded with Win7 so your table can get a hands on look at the operating system.
To take advantage of this opportunity please email the staff person’s name and email that will serve as a table host. If you have any questions please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org
From: Harry Brelsford [mailto:HarryB@smbnation.com]
Sent: Wednesday, October 21, 2009 10:25 AM
To: Matthew Peteshel (CSG Openline)
Cc: Matthew Peteshel (CSG Openline); Jessica Efta; David Valencia
Subject: Re: Seattle area Win 7 Launch Event
Matthew/Jessica Do u want us to host a table as well and talk the win7 talk. Please advise soonest. Thx
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On Oct 21, 2009, at 9:55 AM, “Matthew Peteshel (CSG Openline)” <email@example.com> wrote:
Good morning, take a look at this lunch event in Seattle tomorrow afternoon…You’re invited!
From Jessica Efta, Business Development Manager with the Microsoft Local Engagement Team
I have an exciting “Win 7 Launch Day” event coming up this Thursday during the lunch hour at the Seattle Chamber, and we need at least 5 more partners to sign up to “host” a lunch and learn table. The event is coming up very soon but I wanted to reach out and see if any of your Seattle area partners would want to come? They would be seated (1 partner/table) with 10 customers at a table. After a presentation and demo from our friends at the BMO, there will be some time for the Partners to give customers at their table a more intimate view of Win 7. Tell them to bring their Win 7 laptops! We currently have over 80 people registered!
Please let myself or Jessica know ASAP if you’d like to get on board with this!
SBSC TPAM – West Region
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