Cloud computing is as big a transformation, and opportunity, as the technology industry has ever seen. Partners and customers can look to Microsoft for the most comprehensive cloud strategy and offerings, in order to improve their business agility, focus and economics. Today, at the Worldwide Partner Conference, Microsoft announced tools and solutions to help partners capitalize on the opportunities, as well as examples of partners and customers already finding success.
The 2011 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) is kicking off today, and with over 12,000 attendees expected, it promises to be an exciting event. The Server and Cloud team at Microsoft has been working furiously over the last few months to make this a successful event for our partners. Over the next few days, our team will provide you regular updates about the announcements and events at WPC. As with all WPCs, there’s a lot going on at the event, so we’d like to highlight some locations and events that our core infrastructure partners will find useful.
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Please remember that this is your event, and we want to hear from you! Please let us know what you liked, and didn’t like, at WPC 2011.We’ll be back over the next few days with many more updates for you.
Partner Marketing, Windows Server and Management Business Group
Everyone is talking about the Cloud. At next week’s Worldwide Partner Conference, you and 12,000 other partners will be encouraged to take the cloud conversation to the next level from traditional virtualization to cloud-based computing. As your customer’s trusted advisor, you will best be able to propose solutions when you understand opportunities around private clouds and public clouds.
At WPC 2011, you’ll learn about our Hyper-V based Private Clouds and Windows Azure-based Public Clouds that can be managed by System Center 2012. Most importantly, you’ll learn how Microsoft can help you ramp up on cloud technologies, generate new revenue streams, and ultimately take your Infrastructure practice to the next level.
We look forward to seeing you at WPC. Please read on for more event-specific information.
Director of Partner Marketing, Server and Tools Business
Take Advantage of the Microsoft Virtualization and System Center offer from Global Knowledge
Global Knowledge, 2011 Microsoft Learning Competency Partner of the Year, is offering partners who visit our booth a discount of at least 20% off the list price on qualifying Microsoft Virtualization and Systems Center courses. Make sure to come to our Microsoft Private Cloud and Server Platforms booth #1221 in the Solutions Innovation Center to learn more!
Don’t miss our sessions led by our executives on Tuesday, July 12th.
Vision Keynote: Winning with the CloudSatya Nadella, President, Server and Tools Business
9:00 – 11:30am
Value Keynote: Realizing Your Opportunity in the CloudRobert Wahbe, Corporate Vice President, Server and Tools Marketing Group
12:00 – 1:00pm1:30 – 2:30pm
JW MarriottDiamond Ballroom
Expand Your Service Opportunities with Microsoft Private Cloud (SC03)Turi Widsteen , General Manager, Server and Cloud Product MarketingMike Schutz, Sr. Director, Windows Server Product Management
3:00 – 4:00pm
Capitalize on New Management Opportunities with System Center 2012 (SC05)Garth Fort, General Manager, System Center Product Management
4:30 – 5:30pm
Call to Action