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For those planning to attend the Microsoft World Partner Conference in Toronto next week, this provides an overview of the key SQL Server-related keynotes and sessions at this important event. The SQL Server team would enjoy meeting with you to help you understand how the capabilities of SQL Server can help you to increase your business and to grow your partnership with Microsoft.
In order to drive attendance to our most important sessions, we are offering something that we are sure that attendees of WPC will love: the opportunity to win a free pass to WPC 2013! Read on to learn more….
Make sure to attend these two important keynotes related to SQL Server during WPC:
SDCVK: Winning Together with Microsoft in Enterprise IT Monday, July 9, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM, Metro Toronto Convention Center, Room 718AB Session Type: Value Keynote
Join Microsoft Corporate Vice President Takeshi Numoto from the Microsoft Server & Tools Business (STB) as he discusses key STB technologies that will help partners win big. With record customer interest in our data center, database, and cloud offerings, there’s no question we all need to be ready to seize this opportunity. Don’t miss your chance to get insights into how Microsoft and partners can win together.
VIS03 A New Era of Opportunity with the Cloud OS
Tuesday, July 10, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM, Air Canada Centre Session Type: Vision Keynote
Satya Nadella, President, Server and Tools Business, will illustrate how partners can use Microsoft server and cloud technologies to modernize their customers’ datacenters and applications. In this keynote, Satya will share how Microsoft is delivering on the cloud OS to enable partners to create new business solutions for customers.
SQL Server sessions at WPC in Toronto are included as part of the Server, Data and Cloud track this year. In addition, there is great SQL Server content in the ISV, Enterprise Partner, and some regional tracks, as well! Be sure to check out the following while you are there, and check your conference guide while on site to find additional sessions that will be of interest.
To drive attendance to a couple of our sessions, SQL Server is holding a drawing: those attending sessions SDC11 and SDC12 will be automatically entered to win a free pass for WPC 2013! Join us at these two sessions, and all of the great sessions, below:
The Microsoft Partner Opportunity in Business Analytics
3:00 – 4:00 PM
Doug Leland, General Manager, SQL Server Product Management
Building the Modern Enterprise Data Platform with Hybrid IT
4:30 – 5:30 PM
RamnikGulati, Senior Product Manager, SQL Server
Show Me the Money: Building a SQL Server 2012 Practice
2:00 – 3:00 PM
Sherri Brouwer, Senior Marketing Manager, SQL Server Partner Marketing
Competing with Oracle: Helping Customers Kick the Habit
3:30 – 4:30 PM
Benjamin Toronto, Group Manager, SQL Server Marketing
The Microsoft ISV Opportunity in Business Analytic
How SQL Server Momentum Is Driving ISV Opportunity
Bob Baker, Director, SQL Server Partner Marketing
Grow Your Business by Delivering Immersive Insights with Microsoft Business Analytics
5:00 – 6:00 PM
Michael Tejedor, Senior Product Marketing Manager, SQL Server Marketing
Microsoft SQL Server Partner Opportunity
Server, Data and Cloud Booth
Be sure to stop in at the Server, Data and Cloud Booth and meet the SQL Server team on site at WPC! We will have staff members present in the booth throughout WPC, and we have the following additional events scheduled that you won’t want to miss:
Meet the SQL, WWSM and Windows Azure Experts
6:00 – 7:00 PM
Come meet and network with the teams behind SQL Server, Windows Server and Windows Azure
SQL Server Speed Dating: ISVs and SIs
Noon – 1:00 PM
Are you a SQL Server system integrator looking for ISV solutions to power your business? Are you an ISV in need of an SI channel to increase market reach for your apps? Join us as SQL Server hosts an opportunity to network with one another. Establish a connection that will drive business for you in the coming year.
SQL Server Speed Dating: SharePoint and SQL Server Partners
Join SQL Server as we bring together SharePoint and SQL Server partners to network and discuss how to engage and grow your traditional businesses into adjacent opportunities
Solution Innovation Center Theatre
The Solution Innovation Center Theatre provides Microsoft and its partners an opportunity to present and show quick demos in an impromptu and casual atmosphere. SQL Server has several of these presentations scheduled – plan to attend the following:
SQL Server Tips and Tricks: Big Data
2:00 – 2:20 PM
Come see a demonstration of the capabilities of Microsoft’s offering in Big Data, presented by Bob Baker, Director, SQL Server Partner Marketing
SQL Server Partner: Panorama; Build a Social Enterprise on top of Your Existing Microsoft Stack
2:40 – 3:30 PM
The rapid rise of social media has led to the demand for socially enabled enterprise technology. This session will showcase to partners how they can build a social enterprise for collaborative decision making where decisions are made - based on their data. Panorama Necto adds an intelligent social layer on top of SQL and SharePoint, opening cross-sell opportunities for partners.
SQL Server Tips and Tricks: Always On
4:00 – 4:20 PM
Come see a demonstration of the features of SQL Server Always On, presented by Sherri Brouwer, Senior Manager, SQL Server Partner Marketing.
As you can see, the SQL Server team has a lot planned at WPC. We look forward to seeing you there!