This week is Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference 2015 which is being held in Orlando, Florida at the Orange County Convention Center.
Rod and I are here to cover the event and keep you up to date on news and other interesting tidbits that come out of the keynotes, sessions and our time with some of the product teams and partners.
One massive element of this weeks event is the large Expo that is being held on the main floor of the OCCC.
Microsoft, partners and sponsors are able to display/demo their products and services to everyone in attendance. It is a terrific networking opportunity.
There is also a very large Microsoft presence from their hardware, software, services, learning/certification divisions and likely some others I missed.
You can see Surface Hub, Windows Phone, Surface 3, Surface Pro 3, Xbox One and try out Windows 10. Just in case you are curious the latest build on most of the OEM hardware is 10162. No secret RTM builds to be seen here although we do expect RTM to be announced this week during WPC. You wil also find many of Microsoft's services represented such as Skype for Business, Microsoft Open Source, Microsoft Cloud, Azure, CRM, Dynamics, Machine Learning, Microsoft Learning and many other services from the company.
Each region of the world also have their own lounges to gather and network with other partners from their regions such as Japan, Canada, Latin America, Asia Pacific, Middle East, the US and others.
Sunday night was the welcome reception so there was food and drink to be had and all kinds of interactive opportunities from social media to learning and certifications. I even tried out the Twitter Vending Machine and won a USB hub shaped like a battle ship!
This gallery will give you an opportunity to see some of the sights around the Expo show floor during Sunday night's welcome reception.