Microsoft has outlined a bold roadmap of products and services that it plans to deliver to partners and customers in the coming year, along with the upcoming launches of Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2010.
In her keynote address at the company's worldwide partner conference, Allison Watson, corporate vice-president of the Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft, kicked off the event with the launch of the Microsoft Partner Network.
“Microsoft is entering the biggest year of product launches in its history, and partners will play a pivotal role in bringing to market what customers want – choice, flexibility and cost savings,” Watson says.
“With the Microsoft Partner Network, we’re creating a community based on our continued commitment to serve the needs of our partners
Bill Veghte, senior vice-president for the Windows Business at Microsoft, revealed new partner offerings and opportunities around Windows 7, which is slated to be released to manufacturing later this month and launch in October.
Stephen Elop, president of the Microsoft Business Division, announced that Office 2010 and related products have reached the technical preview milestone, disclosing new Office 2010 features and highlighting the opportunity that these products will represent for the partner community when they become available in the first half of 2010.