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Get Ready for the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference

The brain-melting heat in Greater Boston this week got us to thinking about summer and that staple of the greatest of all seasons: The Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference.

This year, the WPC will take place in Washington, D.C., which will no doubt be boiling by the time July rolls around. (Here comes a dreadful segue…) But the action inside the conference center should be pretty hot, with Microsoft (hopefully) providing updates on everything from the progress of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 to its further explanation of exactly what "all in the cloud" means.

RCPmag.com will have loads of coverage come conference time, but Scott Bekker, the hardest working man in the technology publishing business, has already put together a brief agenda of things you won't want to miss at WPC 2010. Highlights include the ‘70s folk-rock combo Ballmer Watson Turner (actually, they're all giving keynotes, although we'd like to see Ballmer wail on his axe for a while) and tons of sessions on the cloud.

So, if you won't be heading to WPC this year, check RCPmag.com for news about the event. And if you will, go ahead and book a flight to D.C. so that you can save yourself a seat for the conference events you'll really want to attend. Putting a jacket down in a chair should hold your place for a few more weeks -- and if the weather stays the way it is (here, anyway), you won't need the jacket anyway.

What do you most want or need to get from WPC? Have your say at lpender@rcpmag.com.

Posted by Lee Pender on May 27, 2010 at 11:56 AM