As the Windows 7 launch continues to approach, Microsoft is hosting a number of related events.The official Windows 7 reseller events will showcase new features and highlight offerings of Windows Server 2008 R2. The Channel wrote about the events in a previous story, but the venues have since changed. For more information, visit the website.Three After 5 sessions will be held throughout October where Partner Technology Advisor Miguel Rojas will give a technical overview of Windows 7 deployment. The Auckland session is full, but the Christchurch session will be held on October 19th and the Wellington session on October 28th. To register for the After 5 sessions, visit the website.Microsoft is also presenting two Cloud Strategy and Office 2010 speeches from Alex Payne, worldwide Director of Office for Microsoft. He will discuss Microsoft’s progressive shift toward software plus services and the company’s future roadmap. The Auckland event will take place on October 12th and the Wellington event on October 13th. Register for the Auckland session here or the Wellington session here.