At the July 11 – 15 event, we Adlibbers – our VP, Channel Sales & Marketing, Brian Kernohan, Paul Fratesi, our Global SI Partner Manager, and myself – will be meeting with several Microsoft executives to ensure alignment of future strategies, and we’ll be sitting down with many SIs and ISVs to explore the value of working together.
If you are an ISV or SI looking to extend your product or service offering, please reach out to us through the WPC Connect tool to arrange a meeting. (The Connect “wall” is exclusive to WPC attendees. A heads-up: Microsoft Silverlight is used for this site.)
We are especially looking forward to Thursday’s conference sessions, which will focus on Microsoft’s U.S. strategies for FY 2011 and beyond, including Azure and Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS).
An annual event since 2003, and happening in Washington, D.C. this year, the five-day-long Microsoft WPC brings together thousands of partners from more than 100 countries to plan their business strategies for the upcoming year, including product innovations, such as SharePoint 2010.
Last year’s conference featured more than 228 training sessions led by partners, Microsoft professionals, and industry leaders, as well as 90 hands-on labs, and thousands of meetings responsible for many new business transactions.
Not surprisingly, a key theme at this year’s Microsoft WPC will be the exploration of Microsoft’s Cloud services, as cloud computing is a topic that keeps popping at 2009 and 2010 industry events everywhere.
We hope to see you, and have a chance to connect, at Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference!