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
Imagine Cup contestants video

Imagine Cup contestants video

  • 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
Bing growth

Bing growth

  •  With Bing, people dont want to search, they want to decide and take action
  • Demo of Bing with Stefan Weitz
Bing Stefan Weitz

Bing Stefan Weitz

  • ” 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
Bing Maps example

Bing Maps example

  • 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
Office 365

Office 365

  • 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..
Skype, Lync

Skype, Lync

  • 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
Xbox demo

Xbox demo

  •  This is cool
  • Bing + Kinect + Voice = cool experience
XBOX Bing Integration

XBOX Bing Integration

  • 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
Tami Reller

Tami Reller

  • 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
Pin-Taskbar Preview-Jumplists-Snap-BitLocker-Remote Desktop

Pin-Taskbar Preview-Jumplists-Snap-BitLocker-Remote Desktop

  • 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…

Steve Ballmer signs out of WPC 2011

Steve Ballmer signs out of WPC 2011

The end.

Onuora Amobi is the Founder and VP of Digital Marketing at Learn About The Web Inc. Onuora has more than a decade of information security, project management and management consulting experience. He has specialized in the management and deployment of large scale ERP client/server systems. In addition to being a former Microsoft MVP and the founder and editor of EyeOnWindows.com, he is the CEO of a Pasadena based online marketing education startup - Learn About The Web Inc. (www.learnabouttheweb.com).