More than 16,000 Microsoft partners came to this year's Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto with a lot of questions. Just when would Windows 8 be ready to ship? Was Microsoft serious about not selling its Surface tablets through the channel? And what kinds of changes to the Microsoft Partner Network would the company unveil?
With so much crammed into four days, it was a lot for attendees to take in and it would be easy to miss some of the big-picture stuff coming out of the conference. Here's what we thought were the 10 key takeaways from WPC 2012.