Friday, July 16, 2010

WPC Wrap Up

The Worldwide Partner Conference has come and gone, and one thought comes to mind following the WPC and that is Microsoft is serious about the Cloud. Over 9,500 partners gathered in Washington D.C. for the four day conference to network and learn more about Microsoft’s direction moving forward. Microsoft CEO Steven Ballmer & COO Kevin Turner pushed cloud-computing services very hard delivering keynotes focusing on Microsoft’s shift to the Windows Azure cloud computing platform. Corporate VP, Jon Roskill addressed channel partners stating, “Together we’re going to succeed in this transition to the cloud.”

It wasn’t all business as usual though as Microsoft also promoted their consumer products in a vision keynote on Tuesday focusing on everything from Windows Phone 7 to Kinetic for Xbox 360. Azox looks forward to focusing on the opportunities presented at the WPC and continuing to develop solutions that solve customer needs. Azox own Sales Director was there taking in the event and even published a short video on the Microsoft Partner Network YouTube channel.

Another big announcement was the official announcement of the Microsoft Dynamics Marketplace that will go live in September, 2010. Azox looks forward to participating in the Microsoft Dynamics Market Place, which create a fully searchable and filterable online catalog that will allow users to discover solutions from Microsoft partners, as well as connect, review and download applications. As usual it was a very busy and exhausting WPC, but we can only hope to take what we have learned and continue delivering solid solutions for our customers.