“The New Efficiency” Launch Event
Microsoft will launch Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Exchange Server 2010 all together on October 12th, they call it the new efficiency launch event. This made me recall last time they launched three products in year 2000. I was the guest speaker in the roadshow when Microsoft China launched Windows 2000 Server, Exchange Server 2000 and SQL Server 2000. As a product manager from Compaq, then key partner of Microsoft, I travelled with MS guys to Suzhou, Nanjing, Hangzhou and Wuhan for two weeks, delivered the ProLiant Advantage presentations of the Compaq ProLiant server and StorageWorks to thousands of people from partners and customers. ProLiant was the key platform MS developed and tested their server systems on. One and a half year later, ProLiant became the flagship of new HPQ, and I started my transformation too. Maybe, in several years, I will move back to product marketing or technical sales. Who knows.