01 December 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Microsoft Open Days 2009: How it was

The Microsoft Open Days 2009 at Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences were held at 24th of November 2009. With auditorium crowded with students some might say it went really well :)

Students could attend lectures thought out the entire day and in between lectures students could sense a part of the history with first Pocket PC ever built, Commodore 64, 8086 PC, 286 PC with Windows 3.1, and so on. The guys working with me even managed to run some really old games from 5,25″ floppy :) Some files on those floppies dated 1987 :) It is a special feeling to browse through files someone last edited back in 1987, 22 years ago! XBox was, as expected, an attraction. Through out the entire day someone was playing something :)

Lectures were, well, just great. Marko Sever was magnificent and it was a delight to listen to him talk about Microsoft’s brand new technologies and what Microsoft has to offer to students. Of, course the main attraction was HP’s multitouch PC with Windows 7 running on it. Just like Microsoft’s surface, but smaller and cheaper :)

Here are some photos (more photos to come)

PC 8086, dating from 1982

PC 8086, dating from 1982

Atari 500

Atari 500

PC 286, running Windows 3.1

PC 286, running Windows 3.1

Commodore 64 dating from 1982

Commodore 64 dating from 1982

HP 95 LX, Pocket PC runinng on DOS

HP 95 LX, Pocket PC runinng on DOS

Benefon with GPS and Motorola StarTAC

Benefon with GPS and Motorola StarTAC

Student playing XBox

Student playing XBox

Microsoft Innovation Center lecture

Microsoft Innovation Center lecture

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