Windows Vista Training at Singapore - Day 2...
As day 1 and day 4 serve as travelling day, the actual sessions started at day 2. I've borrowed pics from HK MVP Ken Lin's blog post to have those pics I didn't get for this blog post.
Today is the first day of sessions about Windows Vista, we've got Eddy, the event owner for us for the opening and coordination (pic from Ken).
then we had GM of APAC Windows Client, Kenneth Ludin to have a talk of business view of Windows Vista (pic from Ken).
later we got Asia MVP and Community RD Cally Ko introducing MVP program for us.
after Cally we officially started training sessions. first got Tjeerd Hoek, the director of user experience design dept., to explain to us how and why the UI had been re-designed at Windows Vista (pic from Ken).
After lunch, got Michel Gambier, APAC GM of Information Worker dept., to get a brief introduction of Office 2007 beta 2. well, it's impressive, but seems just in a demo fashion. not have a chance to try it on. must get the bits myself I guess.
the next session we got Tariq Sharif, Lead Program Manager of IE, to give us a little bit technical view of Internet Explorer 7.
and today's sessions ended up with a Windows Client Community Roundtable with Nick White and Aaron Coldiron as the hosts.
that's basically all about today's sessions. something impressive to me, as a developer and counted as half IT Pro guy, is Tjeerd's UI design explainations, and Tariq's Internet Explorer 7 session about new features added to IE 7 and how it will help developers to develop more rich functional web applications.
Some timelines, according to the other attendee MVP Jabez Gan from Malaysia,
- IE7 Beta 3 will be released this summer 06
- IE7 RTM will be released by December 06.
- IE8 will better support networking and re-rendering
- IE will be released in a yearly basis
After today's session we got a group dinner together to have more understanding of each others. the weather was nice, food was delicious, and most of all, it's really a great pleasure to see MVPs of different places around Asia (pics from Ken).
after the dinner, I went out to meet my Singapore friend known 6 years ago and later just hanging out with her and Ken Lin, and TW MVPs to the clubs of Singapore. something is worth to mention here in case someone may go to Singapore to have some fun. 5 years ago when I was working here, there is a street named "Moham Soutern Street" that is full of clubs all the steet and was so crowded every weekend. every club was all long queue and had to wait a long time just to get into the room and have a drink. but 5 years later, things changed a lot. this steet has few people even at the weekend time, not hot like before.
I was told by my friend that recently there was just a new open big disco pub call MOS (Ministry of Sound) that is gaining attentions of local people as well as tourists. As Taiwan also got a MOS disco at Taipei, we decided not to go there tonight and finally went to another hot disco here called Zouk. well, this is another important mission to finish during this trip, to see old friends and meet up!
It's been a busy first day sessions and schedule to meet people, I ended up back to hotel at midnight and go sleep soon for tomorrow's sessions.
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