Microsoft's annual Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) kicks off today at 8:30am CDT (see all time zones).
Stephen Elop, president of the Microsoft Business Division, will begin the keynotes at 8:30am CDT. Elop oversees the Information Worker, Microsoft Business Solutions, and Unified Communications Groups. This division is responsible for the Microsoft Office system of programs, servers and software-based services. We expect Elop to demonstrate the range of Office Web Applications and detail the Office 2010 private beta.
Bill Veghte, senior vice president for the Windows business, will also join Elop in the announcements. Veghte is responsible for Sales and marketing across Windows and Windows Live and OEM sales.
Allison L. Watson, head of the Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft, will finish off the first round of keynotes, welcoming everyone to the beginning of the WPC 2009.
Steve Ballmer will don the stage tomorrow, if the Windows 7 RTM announcement is due to happen at WPC then tomorrow is the more likely day.