Live from the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference

microsoft-world-wide-partner-conferenceNews flash! I’m in Houston at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference where I stick out like a sore thumb sitting here in the wireless lounge using my MacBook Pro. I’ve already been hounded by three people, and I think they are calling security!

Anyway, in this morning’s keynote address the Microsoft folks took a swing at Apple and announced that they are going to start an agressive campaign to promote Vista as the operating system of choice. And from what I’ve seen around the conference there is a serious emphasis on pimping the OS (hey, it’s a Microsoft convention! I’d expect no less!).

If there are any loyal readers out there attending the event feel free to hunt me down and chat. You’ll find me at the Microsoft Virtualization Solutions session from 4:30-5:30pm where I’ll be addressing the group in regards to Layered Tech’s recent announcement of being the first partner to roll out Hyper V.

For everyone else, if I discover anything totally new or exciting I’ll report back later with another post!

PS – VMware, Microsoft’s #1 competitor on Virtualization technology, announced that they missed their numbers, their CEO is “stepping down”, and their stock is down 25% this morning. That should make for a lively discussion this afternoon!

Related Posts

  • Meet the Woopra Team in Las Vegas June 26-27, 2008Meet the Woopra Team in Las Vegas June 26-27, 2008Join the Woopra team in Las Vegas June 26-27, 2008, for the 2008 Layered Technologies PACT Conference at the famous Caesars Palace […]
  • Free Online Office SuiteFree Online Office is one of the most innovative Microsoft Office competitors I've seen. The only difference is, the entire suite of tools is FREE, […]
  • 101 Photos From Seattle, Washington101 Photos From Seattle, Washington I'm in Washington State for the next few days in Bellevue, the home of Microsoft, for the Microsoft Hosting Summit. This is an […]
  • Online MS Office CompetitorsOnline MS Office CompetitorsThere is a new breed of online service providers all trying to gain position as the office document system of choice. Big players like […]
  • Gambling and Gluttony in Las VegasGambling and Gluttony in Las VegasFolks, I went to Las Vegas last week for business meetings, but during the evening I did take a little break from working on Layered […]
Article Written by
John P.

John P. is CEO of Livid Lobster and co-host of Geek Beat TV. You can also find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.


  1. Vista sucks! Microsoft is losing ground rapidly as people are looking for alternatives to their resource and hardware hungry offerings. Ubuntu and other alternatives is on the edge of a major breakthrough imo, as for the mac crowd, Leopard and its evolutions will always prove to be superior.

  2. Goran Giertz says:

    I dont get that Microsoft is so excited with Vista, I installed it and then removed it as it is a downgrade. Cool that you with you Mac Book Pro, Im sure many of the other visitors were wishing they had one.

Speak Your Mind