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A video roundup: Microsoft’s 2008 Worldwide Partner Conference

From channel chief Allison Watson's rap video and Steve Ballmer's keynote to the conference party, catch the highlights from Houston

If you couldn’t make it to Microsoft’s annual Worldwide Partner Conference in Houston last week, or if you did and you’d just like to relive the experience, here’s a selection of videos offering a taste of the show.

Microsoft’s conferences are always known for their entertaining and high-budget videos, such as the time founder Bill Gates was out on trial by The People’s Court. In this year’s channel-themed video installment, Microsoft channel chief Allison Watson tried her hand at a channel-themed rap video:

With Gates having retired from the day-today of Microsoft the new face of the software vendor is CEO Steve Ballmer, a man with a history of, shall we say, energetic keynote performances. By past standards, Ballmer’s WPC 08 address was positively sedate:

It wasn’t all keynotes and rap videos in Houston though. Here’s a taste of the conference party and concert at Minute Maid Park, home of baseball’s Houston Astros:

And just for fun, here’s one from the archives of a vintage, more high-energy Steve Ballmer performance:

*CDN‘s full Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2008 coverage:

A video roundup: Microsoft’s 2008 Worldwide Partner Conference

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