Enterprise Applications: Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference 2012 Highlights Windows 8 Release

By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2012-07-10 Print this article Print
Microsoft WPC 2012 Kick-Off

Microsoft WPC 2012 Kick-Off

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer (right) kicks off WPC on July 9 in Toronto by welcoming partners to "a new era."
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer on July 9 opened Microsoft's annual Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) by highlighting key product milestones and opportunities for partners contributing to the beginning of a new era for the company. The four-day event celebrates the accomplishments of the company's more than 640,000 global partners and gives a preview of what will be the most exciting product releases for Microsoft in the coming year. "This will be the biggest product and services launch year in our company's history, creating massive opportunities for our partners to grow their businesses," Ballmer said. "With Windows — Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, Windows Server 2012 and Windows Azure — and Office 365, there's never been a better time to be a Microsoft partner. The opportunities for us to do amazing things for our joint customers have never been greater."
Darryl K. Taft covers the development tools and developer-related issues beat from his office in Baltimore. He has more than 10 years of experience in the business and is always looking for the next scoop. Taft is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and was named 'one of the most active middleware reporters in the world' by The Middleware Co. He also has his own card in the 'Who's Who in Enterprise Java' deck.

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