Liveblog: Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, Day 2

LOS ANGELES — Microsoft’s 2011 edition of its Worldwide Partner Conference gets underway Tuesday morning with keynotes from some of the heads of Microsoft’s business units. After getting the grand vision from the top with CEO Steve Ballmer on Monday morning, the company promises a closer eye on opportunities with Tuesday morning’s presentations, focusing on…

Liveblog: Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference Day One

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer

LOS ANGELES — Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference gets underway Monday morning with keynotes expected from CEO Steve Ballmer, worldwide channel chief Jon Roskill and other top executives. It’s been a year since last year’s “all in” WPC, when Microsoft proclaimed itself a cloud company. What does the company have in store for channel partners a…

QuickVid: Partner opportunities with Office 365 caught up with Microsoft Canada president Eric Gales at the company’s Toronto launch media event for Office 365 to discuss partner implications of the new online productivity suite. On the agenda: how Gales is seeing partners innovate around the new cloud-based service, and how partners are reacting to Microsoft’s decision to retain control of customer billing even with partner-sold 365 implementations.