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Prepping for the Worldwide Partner Conference

The premier annual event for Microsoft partners will take place next week in what might be a sizzling Washington, DC -- although nothing could compare to the Houston Humidity Festival from '08.

Anyway, Microsoft partners invading DC will want to have a plan, which RCPmag.com helpfully lays out here. And those of you who won't be there (which will be most of you) will still be able to follow the WPC blow-by-blow with superb reporting and expert commentary from RCP's coverage team on our dedicated WPC site.

That's about all that we at RCPU have to say about the WPC, but this entry feels a little short. So...let's run a reader e-mail! This one comes from Bob, who takes on the topic of whether an upgrade to Office 2010 is worth the money:

"If your organization is heavy into SharePoint and all of the obscure things Office can do, then maybe it is worth the money. But for most of us (90 percent or more?), it is a complete waste. It is used because, well, that's just what you do. I don't think Google Docs is a replacement, but OpenOffice [.org] is. I use it; I love it. I'm a developer specializing in Microsoft technologies, and I have no desire to even look at Office 2010.”

Interesting, Bob. We'd love to know what the reaction that statement would be at WPC...Anyway, we're using Google Docs here at RCPU more heavily all the time (although not right now...), but we should probably check out OpenOffice.org, too. Thanks for sending your thoughts. We'll keep running reader e-mails in the weeks to come. In the meantime, enjoy the WPC and send your thoughts on anything and everything to [email protected]

Posted by Lee Pender on July 08, 2010 at 11:56 AM


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