Yesterday at WPC10 was a very exciting day with lots of great information being shared out throughout all of the keynotes and sessions and communications taking place. Because of all of the things happening, I thought I would put up a quick post here to recap some of the big things that took place or were announced in case you happened to miss any of them.
- Allison Watson (@Allison_Watson) kicked off with her final WPC opening and handed off to the new Corporate Vice President of the Worldwide Partner Group, Jon Roskill (@Jon_Roskill), who took the helm from there for the remainder of the keynote.
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This move comes after the transition announcement made in June. You can view more about this:
- BIG THANK YOU to Allison for all she’s done!!!!!!!
- “O cloud, O cloud, O cloud, O cloud” – Steve Ballmer takes the stage and highlights the critical role partners will continue to play in driving the IT industry’s transformation to cloud computing
- Bob Muglia announces some very cool Server & Tool announcements:
- Announcement: Windows Azure Platform Appliance
- Available for Download: Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Beta!
- RC of the System Center Virtual Machine Manager Self Service Portal
- Microsoft codename "Dallas" marketplace commercially available by end of 2010
- Windows Intune second beta available: http://bit.ly/cbFqWg
- eBay and Microsoft Announce Cloud Computing Agreement at #WPC10 http://cot.ag/clYjv1
- Fujitsu and Microsoft Expand Partnership to Provide Global Cloud Computing http://bit.ly/bwsGzR
- Microsoft Demonstrates Next-Generation CRM Release at Worldwide Partner Conference, more info at http://cot.ag/dqr8z5
- Dynamics CRM 2011 available for Beta in Sept in 40 markets & 41 Languges
- Dynamics Marketplace launching in September 2010
- Fantastic Windows 7 laptops shown (including a dual screen slide out version!)
- I’ll post pics later today
- Windows 7 Slates coming! Woohoo!
- Announced: Windows Small Business Server “7” Preview and Windows Small Business Server (SBS) Code Name “Aurora” Preview: http://bit.ly/9gPXtU
And these are just some of the very exciting things happening here at #WPC10! If you are following me on my Twitter account, I will continue to bring you information as it happens throughout the keynotes and the conference as well and I’ll also continue to provide updates here on the blog on more items as they happen. Have a favorite moment so far from WPC10? Drop me a comment here or on Twitter and let me know! Also, couldn’t join us here in D.C. for #wpc10 keynotes? No worries! Watch the day One Keynote on Digital WPC: http://bit.ly/9nyPpk
Day 2 is about to get started, so I’ll be bringing you even more info throughout today as it happens.
Thank you and have a wonderful day,
Eric Ligman – Follow me on TWITTER, LinkedIn, and RSS and see “What I’m thinking”
Global Partner Experience Lead
Microsoft Worldwide Partner Group
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