PDC Part II: The Goods and the Bad

On November 3, 2008, in Hosting Industry, by Takeshi Eto

The Goods
Microsoft didn’t hold back on the giveaways at the PDC. Attendees were given a branded 160 GB hard drive full of all sorts of bits and resources!

There is a lot on this hard drive and I don’t want to list all the contents here, but it does include stuff like Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio 2008 Express Edition, Silverlight Tools for Visual Studio 2008 SP1, Visual Studio 2010 & .NET Framework 4.0 CTP, Visual Web Developer 2008 Express Edition with SP1, Windows 7 Ultimate ISO, and Windows 2008 R2 ISO.

You can find the full list of contents here.

The Bad
For this, I have to vote for the annoying flying monkey schwag. The one I have doesn’t have the branded sticker on the cape so I’m not sure which company was giving this out. Maybe someone can comment to give credit where credit is due. At first, you may think that this toy is fun and hilarious. But back at the office, the shrill cackle of this flying monkey is getting on everyone’s nerves!

Speedy: monkey from hell

Takeshi Eto
VP Marketing and Business Development

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