Windows SIG: Fresh from the PDC: An Introduction to Windows Vista



  • The Monthly Meeting of the Windows SIG



    Ben Riga, Platform Evangelist, Microsoft


    Presentation Overview

    Windows Vista is a huge leap forward in personal computing. Advances in reliability, security, ease of deployment, performance, and manageability make it easy to:

    • Confidently do what you want, when you want, and where you want
    • Clearly organize your work and play in powerful new ways
    • Connect seamlessly with other people, devices, and computers

    Windows Vista has something for everyone. Users will love the fast startup time and even faster return from sleep state. IT departments face fewer user problems and enjoy more automated repair and easier administration. Organizations and enterprises benefit from less downtime, fewer IT hassles, and greater productivity. Windows Vista brings clarity to your world by seamlessly connecting you to people and devices, enabling a new level of confidence in your PC, and introducing clear ways to easily organize and use your information so you can focus on what matters to you.


    About the Presenter

    Ben Riga is a software marketing veteran with over 15 of years in senior product management and technical marketing roles. Ben joined Microsoft in 2004 as a platform evangelist with Microsoft's Developer and Platform Evangelism Group. His overarching responsibility is to demonstrate the compelling business value of the Microsoft platform using scenarios rooted in various vertical industries. Ben works closely with industry partners to build prototypes to demonstrate this inherent value. Before joining Microsoft, Ben held numerous senior marketing roles at Borland focusing on developer tools. Ben received a BS in Computer Science from Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

    Mark your calendars for December 7th when Chuck Berg will present, "Ready to Rock - The Visual Studio 2005 Launch Event."


    Event Logistics


    Cubberly Community Center

    4000 Middlefield Road, Room H-1

    Palo Alto, CA 94105


    6:30 - 7:00 Informal Q&A with Pizza

    7:00 - 7:15 Announcements

    7:15 - 9:00 Presentations



    $15 at the door for non-SDForum members
    No charge for SDForum members
    No registration required

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