Microsoft WPC: First 5 Conference Surprises Ain’t Windows 8

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http://www.thevarguy.com – Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC12) will generate plenty of Windows 8 news. But if you listen closely, you’ll hear some surprising WPC 12 chatter involving Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO), Rackspace (NYSE: RAX) and a range of desktop as a service providers. In fact, here are five WPC 2012 surprises that The VAR Guy has already stumbled upon. First, the big picture: CEO Steve Ballmer today will describe the state of Microsoft while evangelizing Windows 8 and other forthcoming technologies. And days before the conference, Microsoft killed Windows Small Business Server development, (IT news)