At today’s “New Efficiency” launch event, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer spoke about Windows 7 deployments and how customers can save money with the latest OS. He particularly mentioned that Windows 7 “will bring $90-$160 saving per pc per year”.
He also discussed the “Consumerisation of IT”, where users bring/force change in Corporate IT via their expectations from using software at home. He said that it isn’t a new phenomenon (it just has a new name) and that it will continue to be a huge driving force in the way that software is designed and used-such as the extra social networking features being added into Office, Exchange & Sharepoint.
This all led to the launch of a new website:
which contains dozens of videos from MS execs covering topics such as:
- Discover Windows Optimized Desktop
- Learn about Optimized Server
- Experience Unified Communications
- Explore Business Ready Security
There are a bunch of videos on Exchange 2010 such as:
- Upgrade & Deployment
- High Availability
- Mobility & Active Sync
- Email Archiving
and more. These are a great source of information on Exchange 2010, some of which I’ve collected here.
The banner below is a great representation of the products & ideas behind the New Efficiency.
There are way too many sessions to list here but MS have put together some suggested sessions listings for:
They contain links to the videos on the New Efficiency site and can be downloaded from my SkyDrive here.