Yesterday saw the doors opened on Microsoft Australia's annual TechEd convention on the Gold Coast.
With close to 2500 delegates in attendance, all of which received a free HP Mini 2140 notebook, customers of Microsoft products were given the opportunity to interact with employees of the company directly as well as learn about features in upcoming products.
With a strong emphasis placed on its latest operating system Windows 7, due to launch October 22, attendees who received their free notebook were able to test drive a pre-installed version of the operating system as well as a preview build of Office 2010, due to ship next year.
The NSW Government has already committed to rolling out over 70,000 notebooks equipped with Windows 7 to Year 9 students and teachers.
TechEd is at the Gold Coast Convention Centre, 8 - 11 September.