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….

Keynotes

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


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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


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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. 

 

 

Sessions

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:

Session Number

Session Title

Location

Date

Time

Presenter

SDC11

The Microsoft Partner Opportunity in Business Analytics

715A

Jul 9

3:00 – 4:00 PM

Doug Leland, General Manager, SQL Server Product Management

SDC12

Building the Modern Enterprise Data Platform with Hybrid IT

715A

Jul 9

4:30 – 5:30 PM

RamnikGulati, Senior Product Manager, SQL Server

SDC13p

Show Me the Money: Building a SQL Server 2012 Practice

705

Jul 10

2:00 – 3:00 PM

Sherri Brouwer, Senior Marketing Manager, SQL Server Partner Marketing

SDC14i

Competing with Oracle: Helping Customers Kick the Habit

710

Jul 10

3:30 – 4:30 PM

Benjamin Toronto, Group Manager, SQL Server Marketing

ISV01

The Microsoft ISV Opportunity in Business Analytic

201EF

Jul 10

2:00 – 3:00 PM

Doug Leland, General Manager, SQL Server Product Management

ISV09i

How SQL Server Momentum Is Driving ISV Opportunity

203C

Jul 10

3:30 – 4:30 PM

Bob Baker, Director, SQL Server Partner Marketing

SDC15i

Grow Your Business by Delivering Immersive Insights with Microsoft Business Analytics

710

Jul 10

5:00 – 6:00 PM

Michael Tejedor, Senior Product Marketing Manager, SQL Server Marketing

EP05i

Microsoft SQL Server Partner Opportunity

203D

Jul 11

3:30 – 4:30 PM

Bob Baker, Director, SQL Server Partner Marketing

 

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:

Event Title

Date

Time

Description

Meet the SQL, WWSM and Windows Azure Experts

Jul 9

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

Jul 10

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

Jul 11

Noon – 1:00 PM

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:

Event Title

Date

Time

Description

SQL Server Tips and Tricks: Big Data

Jul 11

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

Jul 11

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

Jul 11

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!