Microsoft wants to give you a free copy of Vista and Office 2007

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Want a free copy of Vista Business and/or Office Professional 2007? Check out this website from Microsoft. All you need to do is watch three webcasts or complete three “VLabs.” Note: The webcasts and labs are developer oriented.

There are some restrictions, such as the offer is only valid in the US, non Microsoft Partners, and you can’t belong to the Microsoft Developer Network. Check out the “Offering Details” on the home page for more information.

The webcasts and VLabs are under the “Learn & Interact” buttons. You’ll need to sign in and register before viewing the videos. To do this click on the “Sign in” button on the left of the home page.

If you click on the Watch button it’ll take you to a bunch of Channel9 videos on various topics. Here’s a list of the videos I found in the Office 2007 category:

Data Manipulation with MOSS 2007
Creating Browser Enabled Forms With InfoPath 2007. Duration: 15:23
Creating Custom Document Information Panels. Duration: 20:02
Creating Custom Workflows with the SharePoint Designer 2007. Duration: 10:09
Generating Office Documents using the New Open XML File Formats. Duration: 24:20
Getting Up and Running with Excel Services. Duration: 17:30
Introducing the Business Data Catalog (BDC). Duration: 21:15
Retrieving Data Programmatically from the MOSS Business Data Catalog. Duration: 21:38
Using Microsoft Office SharePoint Server to Create BI Dashboards and KPIs. Duration: 26:38
Web Content Management in MOSS 2007. Duration: 20:29

Windows Sharepoint Services Webcasts
Accessing Server-side Workbooks and Excel Services through Web Services. Duration: 25:45.
Anonymous Access and Forms Authentication with WSS 3.0. Duration: 34:11
Building ASP.NET Web Parts for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0. Duration: 14:35
Configuring Security and Authorization with Windows SharePoint Services 3.0. Duration: 17:57
Creating and Deploying a Feature for Windows SharePoint Services V3. Duration: 28:55
Creating and Using Content Types in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0. Duration: 13:52
Creating and Using Event Handlers in Windows SharePoint Services V3. Duration: 23:43
Creating and Using Site Columns in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0. Duration: 14:47
Creating Windows SharePoint Services Sites with Support for Wikis and Blogs. Duration: 22:54
Creating WSS 3.0 Workflows with Visual Studio 2005. Duration: 29:21
Customizing a Windows SharePoint Services V3 site with the SharePoint Designer 2007. Duration: 19:23

Office 2007 UI & 3rd Party Tools
ClearContext IMS Pro for Outlook 2007 – Alpha Demo. Duration: 6:39
Custom Task Panes in Microsoft VSTO “v3” June CTP. Duration: 10:33
Customizing the Ribbon with Microsoft VSTO “v3” June CTP. Duration: 11:53
Extending the Office 2007 UI with a Custom Ribbon. Duration: 29:25
Extending the Office 2007 UI with a Custom Task Pane. Duration: 29:53
Office 2007 Preview Video fly-by. Duration: 1:30
Use Word 2007 to edit MindManager maps. Duration: 9:33

I see a bunch of them that I want to check out. Guess what I’ll be doing tonight?