I’m in Redmond right now, and as you would probably expect everybody up here is excited about Windows 7. Although the level of excitement that seems to be present on Microsoft’s campus is about the same as what I have experienced near the time of any other major Windows release, something funny happened today that makes me think that there might be just a little bit more fanfare than usual.
As I’m sure you know, the latest Windows 7 release candidate was made available on TechNet early last week. On Friday I got an E-mail from someone at Microsoft saying that even though the latest Windows 7 build was available for download that they just wanted to make absolutely sure that I had a copy, so they were going to be sending me a DVD in the mail. They also told me that if I had already downloaded the build that I could just give the DVD to a friend.
I thought that was a nice gesture, but didn’t really give it a lot of thought beyond that. This evening when I got back to the hotel I got a phone call from my wife who told me that I had received a package in the mail from Microsoft. To be perfectly honest, I was tired from working all day and Windows 7 was the last thing on my mind, so I wasn’t sure what they had sent me. I asked her to open the package. When she did she told me that there were eight copies of Windows 7 inside! I guess someone in Redmond is a little bit excited about the new release (as they should be)!