Los Angeles here we come – WPC11

by | Mar 24, 2011 | Business Experiences, Technology

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Yearly Microsoft organises the Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) to share the latest Microsoft news with their partner network. A network Microsoft is really depending on. More than 95% of Microsoft’s revenue comes through their partners. It seems to be an event you have to attend. Goyello is already a Microsoft Partner for several years. Unfortunately, before we weren’t able to be there, but this year we will. LA here we come!

It seems WPC has a lot to offer

WPC provides a unique, five day event for thousands of partners from more than 130 countries. According to Microsoft there are numerous reasons to attend WPC 2011, including:

  • Learning how to expand your possibilities with investments in integrated cloud services, Windows® 7, and Windows Phone.
  • Getting an in-depth look at innovative cloud platforms and services, such as Office 365, Windows Azure™, Windows Server® 2008 R2 Hyper-V™, and Dynamics® CRM Online.
  • Gaining new insights from senior Microsoft leaders about our business vision and industry leading products. Among others executives like Steve Ballmer, Kevin Turner and the new channel chief Jon Roskill will be there.
  • Taking your business to the next level and win against the competition.

Mobile and cloud attracts me the most

Personally I’m looking forward to learn about Microsoft’s mobile and cloud strategies. In my opinion these two technologies will highly influence the way we will work in the upcoming years. Microsoft’s PaaS offering with the Azure cloud platform as well as the SaaS offering with online services like Exchange, Sharepoint, InTunes, CRM Online and Office 365 are in my opinion really impressive and promising as well.

Of course I’m looking forward to learn from others as well. It’s good to see how other Microsoft Partners position themselves. For sure we can improve our own strategy based on this input.

Shaking hands with Steve Ballmer could be fun as well.

Will you join?

I’m curious who we will meet in LA. Will you be there? Since yesterday the WPC registration is open. The 5 day event will take place in Los Angeles, Calif., USA, July 10-14.

Honestly, I’m really excited about this trip. I suppose it will generate an enormous amount of inspiration…. You only have to follow my blog and Twitter stream (@PetersOpinion) to stay tuned.

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