Live Blog: Ballmer speaks at WPC 2011 (updated)

  • Steve’s talking now..
  • Talking about the transition to the cloud…
  • Talking about how Microsoft was all in on the cloud…
  • Why is Steve so loud?
  • Talking about the Imagine cup
  • Playing video of Imagine Cup participants
  • [caption id="attachment_4815" align="alignnone" width="590"]Imagine Cup contestants video Imagine Cup contestants video[/caption]
    • Report card on Microsoft
    • Microsoft trying to drive forward the platform for intelligent devices..
    • He’s going through the list of Microsoft products..
    • Last 12 months was “phenomenal for us”
    • “Consistently through the last 3 quarters , we have delivered double digit growth rates in Office and Server product lines..”
    • Interest in kinect is very high
    • Windows Server 76% marketshare
    • Sounds like Steve is trying to justify his job…
    • Office and Office 365 “The other guys have yet to show up”
    • Windows – “350 million new pc’s sold”
    • A little dig at Apple ” the other guys in the 20 million range”
    • Bing is the Microsoft product our partners spend the least amount of time on
    • Market share in US grew to 14.1%, 30% growth
    [caption id="attachment_4829" align="alignnone" width="590"]Bing growth Bing growth[/caption]
    •  With Bing, people dont want to search, they want to decide and take action
    • Demo of Bing with Stefan Weitz
    [caption id="attachment_4833" align="alignnone" width="590"]Bing Stefan Weitz Bing Stefan Weitz[/caption]
    • ” I like Mango better than Apple” – funny
    • Talking about “bringing your friends with you” and gives a bullshit Hawaii example.
    • Bing trying to integrate associate services like OpenTable with search results so that you could go directly to make a reservation once you find a restaurant.
    • Using example of getting Dodgers tickets for a baseball game and buying the tickets from the search results
    [caption id="attachment_4840" align="alignnone" width="590"]Bing Maps example Bing Maps example[/caption]
    • Powerful example about using Bing to find a competitive parking space.. very cool
    • Windows Server and Azure discussion now
    • Coherent and complete Public/Private Cloud story
    • Azure customers
      • Boeing – Application to market one of their planes – the 737. Boeing customers love it.
      • American Airlines – Livetile on Windows Phone app. “The fastest delivery of flight information data on the planet”
    • Dynamics 10 years of business applications space..
    • “We are all in when it comes to Business Applications”.
    • Barclay’s Bank left Oracle to come to Microsoft
    • SpaceX is using Dynamics AX
    • Dynamics NAV next year will put Microsoft ERP in the cloud
    • 2012 Dynamics NAv will be cloud based
    • Over 100 million new Office licenses
    •  50,000 businesses have used Office 365 trials
    [caption id="attachment_4851" align="alignnone" width="590"]Office 365 Office 365[/caption]
    • Office 365 rah rah…
    • Excited about Skype – have to be careful – regulatory approval
    • Wants to be able to connect Enterprises but allow Enterprises to connect to those outside the Enterprise as well..
    [caption id="attachment_4855" align="alignnone" width="590"]Skype, Lync Skype, Lync[/caption]
    • XBOX time
    • New games coming
    • More music, movies and LIVE TV
    • Voice control xbox via Kinect
    • Hes gonna show a demo
    • No buttons
    • He basically ramroded Elenas demo
    • You say it and Xbox finds it
    [caption id="attachment_4859" align="alignnone" width="590"]Xbox demo Xbox demo[/caption]
    •  This is cool
    • Bing + Kinect + Voice = cool experience
    [caption id="attachment_4861" align="alignnone" width="590"]XBOX Bing Integration XBOX Bing Integration[/caption]
    • You say it and Xbox will find it
    • Live TV will come to Xbox
    • Xbox and Bing this holiday season – This will be VERY strong
    • Windows Phone
    • 9 out of 10 Windows Phone users recommend it – yeah right
    • Nokia is going with Windows Phone for their “Bet the Company” strategy
    • Quotes the Gartner and IDC bullshit predictions
    • Talks Mango
    Windows 8
    [caption id="attachment_4869" align="alignnone" width="590"]Tami Reller Tami Reller[/caption]
    • Here it comes
    • Tami  Reller is doing the demo
    • She will share Windows 7 opportunities and do a “recap” on Windows 8?
    • Recap? What the hell..
    • She says 400 million copies sold of Windows 7
    • Windows 7 is great rah rah
    • Windows 7 saves you money rah rah
    • Windows 7 is secure rah rah
    • Windows 7 virtualization rah rah
    [caption id="attachment_4874" align="alignnone" width="590"]Pin-Taskbar Preview-Jumplists-Snap-BitLocker-Remote Desktop Pin-Taskbar Preview-Jumplists-Snap-BitLocker-Remote Desktop[/caption]
    • Adoption highest of any OS in history
    • 2/3rds of business PC’s are still on XP
    • 300 million desktops need to be migrated to Windows 7/8
    • Windows 7 is the best OS for the Cloud? Then what about Windows 8? the confusion begins.
    • Windows 7 is the path to the future..
    • Here comes Windows 8.
    • Booooriiiing
    • doing a recap
    • runs on x86, ARM etc
    • Over the last month, many have reached out to know more
    • new video
    • going over the same BS we have seen before
    • Tiles, start screen
    • Apps take up the whole screen
    • Basically showing the same video that Julie Larson Green talked about
    • Windows 8 is an upgrade for an entire ecosystem of PC’s
    • Windows 8 will adapt to make the best of your hardware – interesting
    • Windows 8 will be able to use Windows 7 hardware
    • W??? They see a future where Windows 8 and Windows 7 will be side by side so customers can be more confident?? WTH??
    • The path to Windows 8 starts with Windows 7???
    • This is a clusterf*ck message…
    • She just left…she said absolutely nothing
    BOOOOOO No Windows 8 News here
    Steve is wrapping up… [caption id="attachment_4890" align="alignnone" width="590"]Steve Ballmer signs out of WPC 2011 Steve Ballmer signs out of WPC 2011[/caption]
    The end.

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