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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).
Did you miss Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2012? Not sure how Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) is positioning Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 and Office 365 cloud services for channel partners? Don’t worry. The VAR Guy’s got you covered.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is set to address thousands of technology partners July 9. His keynote, scheduled for Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC12) in Toronto, will need to communicate Microsoft’s cloud momentum while assuring partners that the company’s Windows 8 strategy across desktops, notebooks, tablets, and smartphones will unlock new profit opportunities.
Dear Eric: The VAR Guy is feeling a little overwhelmed and he needs your help. As director of partner experience at Microsoft (MSFT), you’re connecting the dots between Microsoft’s partners and various social media outlets. You’re also working to increase Microsoft partner satisfaction.
Microsoft has acquired Perceptive Pixel, a multi-touch company that supplies big-screen systems to CNN and executive boardrooms. A Perceptive Pixel multi-touch demonstration wowed attendees today at Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2012 (WPC12), setting the stage for collaboration across big-screen white boards, video conferencing, tablets and more.
Summary: Non-standard and Microsoft-controlled APIs are said to be pushed into Microsoft’s #1 competition (Linux) via the VM company people should beware as it also strives to buy Mono
MICROSOFT is not the only company which attacks GNU/Linux using software patents, not anymore anyway (thus the need to diversify).
As Windows 8 buzz grows louder, Microsoft is working overtime to ensure OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) and partners continue to focus on Windows 7 sales. Indeed, Peter Han (pictured), GM of Microsoft’s U.S. OEM group, spent an hour with The VAR Guy in Manhattan this week.
Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) served up some interesting Windows 8, Windows Azure and Windows Intune chatter this week during TechEd North America in Orlando, Fla. But the company will likely serve up bigger news at Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2012 (July 8-12, Toronto).
Summary: CodePlex/Microsoft wolf in new sheep’s clothing; Free software luminaries are not foolish enough to fall for it
In order for Microsoft to speak on behalf of its opposition (Microsoft’s CodePlex does this a lot), Microsoft must pretend to be a friend of the competition.