I'm sat in the audience for the keynotes at Microsoft WorldWide Partner Conference in Denver so though I'd have a go at Live blogging to let you know what gets announced during the keynotes. Keep coming back here for more info as it unfolds:
- Allison Watson on stage. Starts out with a Dohatec video that was part of a UK project
- Kevin Turner gave a very open and honest session about our focus areas. He said we will deliver a product roadmap to partners. Rock on.
- Brad Wilson did a FANTASTIC demo of CRM Live - way better than last year with a very cool marketplace feature.
- Kevin announced February 27th as the day for launch of Windows Serve 2008, SQL Server 2008 and Visual Studio. I have a Vista countdown gadget to share and Mary Jo is obviously watching the feed 🙂
- Two CRM Live version coming - pricing looks VERY competitive.
more to come soon - Ballmer is up and I know there is some Live stuff coming
- Heard the phrase "Windows Live Data Centres" for the first time here today. Expect to hear that a lot more
- Brian Hall did a great demo yesterday of Live Gallery and probably gave the best Live presentation I have seen to date. It's starting to come together.
- you can of course follow WPC yourself at Digital WPC
- Nick Mayhew and I are now Twittering WPC
- SteveB is talking Software + Services with Brian Golfarb up doing Silverlight demos. Nothing new from Mix07 yet...
- Steve just put up a pretty useful slide on what Microsoft is going to offer in terms of Live services under themes of Personal Services (ahem), Business Services, Developer Services and Service Enablers. The S+S theme is going to be VERY strong this week.
- Brian Hall is up - this should be good. Demo of Partner Finder using Virtual Earth, more Silverlight, SeaDragon zooming technology...ooooh!! Nice close from bhall - "what's ours is yours"