With Windows 7 RTM scheduled for no later than July 31st, I’m wondering if anyone would be interested in me hosting another set of Install Fests based on final (released) code? Before you get too carried away, I will NOT be able to provide a free copy of Windows 7. Instead, I am thinking that the folks who have a TechNet Plus Subscription or MSDN Subscription or folks who work for companies with a Volume License agreement (and owns the client) should be able to download the final bits shortly after RTM.
The agenda would be similar to the three I held in Irvine and San Diego in June. I will start with a 60 – 90 minute presentation on Migrating from Windows XP to Windows 7. The rest of the time (afternoon, evening) would be used to help everyone install Windows 7 (clean, in-place upgrade from Windows Vista, Migrate from Windows XP, etc.). Although we would be using release code, I would still insist on people bringing a non-production machine as I cannot be responsible for that.
If you are interested or have any other thoughts / ideas on this, please post comments for all to see. Thanks!