The Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) is taking place this week (July 10 – 14) in Los Angeles, with some 15,000 from around the globe in attendance at the Staples Center. It’s a huge event, with over 100 breakout sessions each day, 22 regional keynotes and country breakouts. To kick-off the show, CEO Steve Ballmer said that, thanks to partners, Windows 7 has sold more than 400 million licenses in less than two years, and is still the fastest-selling operating system in history.
Here are some other interesting tidbits from the conference:
Among the most interesting exhibits in the hall is Microsoft Surface, a multi-touch “Windows” display table that is very cool -- with great applicability for retail stores. In fact, it already is being deployed in Microsoft freestanding stores, where it helps customers learn about various products, and also in Hard Rock Café locations in Las Vegas, Seattle, Orlando, Los Angeles and Berlin.
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