Short Takes Daily: What went on in the world of Microsoft in Monday, July 13, 2015? Microsoft

Short Takes Daily: What went on in the world of Microsoft in Monday, July 13, 2015?

The big news today is, of course, the World Partners Conference 2015. We've got you covered.



It's like you were there: the Worldwide Partner Conference keynote as Windows Supersite and Windows IT Pro saw it — See what Windows Supersite's and Windows IT Pro's Rod Trent (@rodtrent), Richard Hay (@WinObs) and Lisa Schmeiser (@lschmeiser) took away from the Worldwide Partner Conference Keynote. Here's what mattered from the morning's announcements.

Worldwide Partner Conference: What was announced at the keynote — In this morning's keynote -- which moved briskly, for all the speakers and everything announced -- several new products and updates were announced. Here's what you need to know about right now.

Gallery - Day 1 Vision Keynote at WPC 2015 — It's the you-were-there shots from the event, featuring everything from speakers to demos to product roadmaps.

Worldwide Partner Conference: Microsoft wants to change how you work — Microsoft has some very strong ideas about how you should work. Not how you do work. How you should work.

Gallery - WPC 2015 Expo Show Floor — 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.

Microsoft Will Expand Surface Tablet Distribution But Delay Surface Hub — Pre-orders for Surface Hub started on July 1, but Microsoft is saying that it will be at least August before it can provide more information on shipping details.



Microsoft kicks off UpgradeYourWorld campaign, giving $10M to non-profits around Windows 10 launch — "Microsoft is gearing up for the release of Windows 10 later this month with a new charitable effort launched today called UpgradeYourWorld."

Microsoft makes big move into data visualization: Power BI release set for July 24 — "Microsoft will release its new Power BI software and online services on July 24, marking a new push into the increasingly competitive market for business intelligence tools that allow companies to visualize large and complex sets of data."

Windows Server 2003 will live on -- here's how and why — "Some businesses will still run Windows Server 2003 after support ends on July 14; see how they plan to keep things rolling."

Microsoft is suspending the availability of Windows 10 builds — "Windows Insiders have been the first to see our work on Windows 10 at every stage. Now you will also be the first to get a build flighted to you using the channels that we’ll use for targeting and deploying to PCs for our staged rollout. We’re suspending the availability of Windows 10 builds briefly while we prepare for that."

Popular team management service Slack is "considering" a Windows 10 app — "The developer already has a Windows app which supports Windows 7, up to Windows 10 Technical Preview, but it seems the company is considering a dedicated Windows 10 app, as revealed on Twitter."

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