Here’s a blog you might want to subscribe to if you are a developer based in the UK. Ian Moulster says you can have a free copy of the final release of both Vista and Office 2007 if you:
take part in our UK developer online launch event on January 19th and 20th (yes, I know the 20th is a Saturday).
No, I don’t know what “take part” means; but there are 1000 freebies on offer so I doubt it is too arduous.
Microsoft still recognizes the key role of developers in technology adoption.