Hype is the greatest ally of a business, but sometimes it can shatter end-user expectations. Take this example: how many times have you gone to a movie after enduring ear-numbing praise, only to witness an absolute flop? It happens to me more than I'd like to admit--it's the price you pay for only seeing films at the $2 theater, I guess.
The point is, if you hear too much good about something, it can really blur your view. And in the past week or two, there hasn't been a single IT topic more hyped than Windows 7. (Of course, that's partly due to the other side of hype--bad hype for Vista.) Windows 7 has emerged with more goo-goo's and ga-ga's than a chubby little baby.
Amidst all this hype, we need an objective point of view. Fortunately, I have just the source: the "Getting Ready for Windows 7" eLearning series with Mark Minasi. Mark will share the great, the horrible, and the unattractive when it comes to Windows 7.
Here's a brief summary of what you'll learn:
- What's new with Microsoft's virtualization tools, and how they stack up against VMware
- Major upgrades in Microsoft's in-the-box deployment tools, and whether you need to buy third-party rollout tools
- Good and bad news about Windows 7 hardware and software needs
- Windows 7 vs. Vista, beyond just "It's better!"
- Changes in Active Directory, including a tool to un-delete accidentally deleted user accounts and organizational units
- Changes in Windows security, including an "invisible" VPN and a way to secure USB sticks
If you register by April 15, it's $79 for all three sessions. So, why not register today?
Now, the next time somebody comes up to you and says "Hey, have you seen the latest new operating system?", you can simply walk away, unhindered in your supreme, unbiased understanding of the next big thing. Who ever thought learning about technology could make you so trendy?