Bekker's Blog

Blog archive

Microsoft on Houston for WPC: There Is AC

Do you think Jon Roskill is getting tired of critics hating on the Houston-in-July choice for the 2013 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference?

"Everyone asks me, 'Houston in July, is it really hot?'" Roskill, corporate vice president of the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Group, said during an MPN [Microsoft Partner Network] Live webcast for partners Tuesday.

"We have got the Minute Maid stadium. We can close it and air condition it, so don't worry," Roskill joked. Minute Maid Park is the home of the Houston Astros and features a 242-foot-high retractable roof over its natural-turf field.

Microsoft's WPC takes place July 7-11 in Houston. Although Microsoft regularly holds the mid-summer conference in more northern cities with cooler average weather, including Toronto, Boston, Denver and Minneapolis, 2013 won't mark WPC's first visit to Houston. Microsoft held it there in 2008.

Posted by Scott Bekker on February 26, 2013 at 11:58 AM


Featured

  • Microsoft Sweetens Windows 7 Extended Security Updates for E5 Licensees

    In a promotional offer, organizations that have E5 licensing can get a year of free access to Microsoft's Extended Security Updates program for Windows 7.

  • Rollout Begins for HoloLens 2

    Microsoft started shipping the new version of its mixed reality headset, the HoloLens 2, on Thursday.

  • The 2019 Microsoft Product Roadmap

    From the next major update to Windows 10 to the next generation of HoloLens, here's what's on tap from Microsoft this year.

  • 2019 Microsoft Conference Calendar: For Partners, IT Pros and Developers

    Here's your guide to all the IT training sessions, partner meet-ups and annual Microsoft conferences you won't want to miss this year.

RCP Update

Sign up for our newsletter.

Terms and Privacy Policy consent

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.