I went to a Microsoft Heroes Happen Here event today in Edison. I had registered for the NYC event that happened about a month ago, but things came up at work, and I couldn’t make it. Stuff came up at work today too, so I had to skip the developer stuff in the afternoon. The morning track basically covered Windows 2008. It was pretty interesting, and I did learn some new stuff. They gave out a software bundle that included Vista Ultimate, VS.NET 2008, and a few other things. Honestly, the bundle o’ stuff is one of the main reasons I went to this event.
I’ve put off installing Vista on my main desktop machine at home, for a variety of reasons. Now that I have a free copy of Vista Ultimate with SP1, though, I decided to give it a shot. I’m not doing an upgrade install, though. I’m still afraid to try that. Instead, I’m wiping out my Ubuntu install, and putting Vista on my second drive. I’ll have XP on my 250 GB main drive, and Vista on my 100 GB secondary drive. I’m hoping that dual-boot between XP and Vista works out OK. I’m running the install right now; it’s been going for about 20 minutes. I think it’s almost done.
I also registered for the ASP.NET MVC Firestarter event in NYC that’s coming up this weekend. It’s always a little hard to talk myself into spending a whole day indoors on a sunny Saturday, in a Microsoft office, but I really need to keep up with some of this stuff. And I think it’ll be kind of fun.