I'm getting ready to head to Boston next week, for the Enterprise 2.0 conference. I'll be attending, with my long-time friend and colleague, Michael Sampson, who you may remember recently returned to the Tablet PC platform himself. You may have read that it's been a while since I used the Tablet PC for my eProductivity work. My experience with my previous tablet, the Toshiba Tecra M4, left something to be desired from the Tablet PC experience I had hoped for. [If you would like to catch up on my past Tablet PC blog entries, there are over one hundred of them, here. If you want to read about some of my less productive experiences with the M4 Tablet, see here.]
So, thanks to Lenovo, I begin the journey again. I had actually just purchased a brand new ThinkPad T60p and was in the process of migrating to it when Lenovo contacted me. So, I decided to hold off and mirror the migration onto both the T60p wide-screen ThinkPad (and awesome machine in its own right) and to the new X61 Tablet at the same time. It took two days to move 100 GB of apps and data onto the new machine. I opted to reinstall the apps in my eProductivity toolkit from scratch rather than use Lenovo's migration assistant. I wanted the best experience possible. I should also point out that this new Tablet comes with Vista Ultimate, so I will not only be jumping back into Tablet PC arena but also into the new Vista OS.
At 9:30 AM this morning, I'll shut off the T60p and put it on the shelf and use the X61 as my sole computing machine, for better or worse. I plan to blog and podcast the experience so that I'll have a record and so that I can share what I'm learning with those of my readers that wish to follow along. if you have any questions, feel free to post them as comments and I'll do my best to answer.
You may recall that two years ago at this time, I had just purchased my Tecra M4 and Michael and I attended the Enterprise 2.0 conference (previously known as the Collaborative Technologies Conference). Michael had also purchased an M4 and we shared the experience of using these new tablet PCs. We even blogged about using OneNote shared sessions at 30,000'. This year, Michael has the X60 and I have the X61. We'll blog and podcast about the experience.
Well, it's 9:22 AM, time for me to replicate Notes from this T60p and power it off. My next post will be from the X61.