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Microsoft Windows 8 Ship Date, Perceptive Pixel Acquisition

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http://www.thevarguy.com – Microsoft will ship Windows 8 in October 2012, the company has acquired Perceptive Pixel (a multi-touch company), and Microsoft will now allow partners to manage Office 365 customer billing. That news and more surfaced this morning at Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2012 (WPC12). Here’s a recap… On Stage Now: Channel Chief Jon Roskill “My job is to be your chief advocate back at Microsoft.” 16,000 attendees. 4,000 partners are new to WPC. Microsoft has 640,000 partners. Driving $609 billion (or was it in IT revenues worldwide — meaning that partners drive (IT news)