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  • Blog Post: Final places available at our Business Growth Accelerator Workshop

    Are you looking to grow your business? What is holding you back? You may have already build a successful business and are now ready for the next big growth phase. Alternatively you may be dissatisfied with your current business performance and want to be inspired and explore new proven ways to accelerate...
  • Blog Post: 5 reasons to become a WPC sponsor

    Ben Feurtado from Westcoast, the UK’s largest Microsoft distributor, knows just how powerful WPC sponsorship can be for Microsoft partners. Here are his top five reasons for become a WPC sponsor, plus his recommendations for getting the best return on WPC sponsorship investment. 1. Blend continuity...
  • Blog Post: (Guest Blog) Why apprentices over graduates?

    Big, small, B2C, B2B, public or private sector…each business is different in what they do and the way it works . However, when it comes to looking for fresh new employees to join a business the core attributes tend to be the same across the board. Whether the need is due to company growth, topping...
  • Blog Post: The WPC 2014 award-winners’ perspective: part 2

    With over 2,800 Partners entering this year’s WPC Awards, competition was fiercer than ever. So the Partners who triumphed in their chosen categories have every reason to feel seriously proud. But what makes winning an award a really special experience? And how does it create competitive advantage...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2003 EoS heralds the coming of age for Hybrid IT

    By Andy Burton, Chief Revenue Office, Zynstra There are not many times in your career when you get the opportunity to witness a dynamic change from a technology shift that impacts business models. For me, I strongly believe that 2014 is one such defining moment for the global channel, brought about...
  • Blog Post: Just 13 days to go by Linda Rendleman

    Just 13 days left to WPC and it’s set to be one of the best yet. WPC is designed to be the springboard for our new financial year giving all attendees clarity on our strategic direction, how they can align their business with Microsoft and most importantly make money! This year, not only is WPC...
  • Blog Post: The WPC 2014 award-winners’ perspective: part 1

    From a multi-billion dollar distributor to a startup that’s just a couple of years old, the verdict is unanimous: winning a WPC award is a seriously big deal. Pride and positivity At Dot Net Solutions, the accolade of winning UK Partner of the Year was naturally a very proud achievement. “Everyone...
  • Blog Post: Hosting Partners: Choose from a superb range of learning opportunities at WPC 2014

    It’s official: partners who are optimised for Cloud, and who sell Cloud solutions, are more profitable than those who don’t. And as customer demand for hosted solutions continues to grow, Hosting Partners attending WPC 2014 will find a fantastic selection of learning opportunities awaits...
  • Blog Post: WPC 2014. What’s in it for Systems Integrators?

    Next month, Microsoft partners from across the globe will gather at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC), for four days of networking, systems-integrator-specific tracks, workshops, one-to-ones, seminars, keynotes and round tables. 2014 – The biggest year yet for Microsoft Systems...
  • Blog Post: The value of WPC 2014 for ISVs

    It’s that time of year again. The flagship conference for Microsoft partners across the globe, Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC), is about to start in just over a month. If you’ve never been to WPC before, you’ve still got time to plan and prepare for the biggest event...
  • Blog Post: WPC 2014: The future starts here for OEMs

    With a new CEO, an exciting business vision, and a renewed thirst for innovation WPC 2014 is set to be bigger and better than ever – and certainly not something you can afford to miss. If this year is going to be your first time at WPC we recommend that you make the most of the experience by...
  • Blog Post: Partners talk: How SMB partners can get the most out of WPC’s most exciting year ever

    With over 16,000 delegates attending 488 sessions, and break out events over 5 days and 5000 business meetings, WPC was the event of the year in the 2013 Microsoft calendar. And this year’s WPC 2014 promises to be even better! For SMB resellers in particular, it’s the ideal platform to help...
  • Blog Post: Essential Tips for First Time WPC Visitors

    WPC is a world-class learning and networking opportunity for all types of Microsoft partners. So if you’re a first-time attendee (FTA), you’ll want to take full advantage of everything on offer from the moment you arrive. To maximise the value of your first WPC experience, there’s...
  • Blog Post: Guest Blog: eBECS explain why WPC is unmissable for Dynamics partners

    In this Q&A, eBECS Marketing Director and founder Stephen Wilson explains why every Microsoft Dynamics partner needs to be at this years’ WPC. Q. Let’s start with the big question. Why WPC for Dynamics partners? A. For me, it’s because WPC is the single best place to connect...
  • Blog Post: WPC Day 3: CityNext, Jon Roskill with Partner Cloud Insights and Kevin Turner with FY14 Game Plan

    In day three’s vision keynote we were introduced to the people behind the R&D side of Microsoft and then straight into the main content of the keynote: New Public Sector Initiative Corporate Vice President of Worldwide Public Sector, Laura Ipsen launched a new public sector Initiative...
  • Blog Post: UK Worldwide Partner of the Year Award finalists and winners announced (Guest Blog)

    With the Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) in Houston, Texas, fast approaching, I’m delighted that the achievements of so many UK partners will be showcased at the 2013 Worldwide Partner of the Year Awards. Of all the partners recognised, 13 UK companies have been shortlisted, with five of them...
  • Blog Post: Surface WPC Attendee Offer (Updated)

    Hot of the Digital Press........ Jon Roskill has just announced a fantastic Surface offer for all Worldwide Partner Conference attendees. There's a blog post on the Digital WPC site but in short, from 7-11th July 2013, if you're attending WPC you will be able to purchase Surface RT and Surface...
  • Blog Post: WPC Day 2: MPN Changes – Building a Cloud Capable Microsoft Partner Network

    WPC this year is really ramming home the importance of Cloud, its integration across devices and services and the tremendous momentum in relation to its adoption. One in four of our enterprise customers has Office 365, and with an annual revenue run rate of >$1 billion Office 365 is on track...
  • Blog Post: Worldwide Partner Conference - Big ROI

    I’ve attended the last two Worldwide Partner Conferences, and during these I’ve spoken with many partners about their reasons for attending; their initial conference concerns; and whether their attendance did indeed reap the rewards they were looking for. Sugar Coating I’m not...
  • Blog Post: Win British Grand Prix tickets - Enter the WPC Sales Excellence Awards

    The WPC Sales Excellence awards celebrate individuals who have demonstrated exceptional Microsoft solution knowledge in both Sales and in Technical Pre-Sales. They also recognise those individuals who have first taken the brand new Partner Sales Skills Excellence accreditations. You don’t have...
  • Blog Post: Special Worldwide Partner Conference Value Webcasts

    We're running a number of special Worldwide Partner Conference webcasts highlighting the value of attending this years event. Whether you're attending or thinking of attending WPC, you should definitely check these out for details of the new WPC format and benefits. All you need is a Microsoft Account...
  • Blog Post: Going to WPC? Think you know Houston?

    Houston, home to cowboys and astronauts, but how much do you really know about the place where this year’s WPC will be located. Check out these random but interesting Houston facts: Geographical Fact: Houston is the fourth largest city in the United States and the most populated city within...
  • Blog Post: WPC Value Part 3: Hosting Partners – Network with Cloud leaders and pioneers at this years Worldwide Partner Conference.

    As a Microsoft Hosting Partner, WPC offers you a superb range of business and networking opportunities. With leading figures from the global hosted solutions community attending WPC, you can meet with other successful service providers from every discipline. That's alongside Hosting gurus, strategists...
  • Blog Post: WPC Day 2: Changes, Challenges and Cooperation (EACS Guest Blog)

    So we are into day 2 of Microsoft’s World Wide Partner Conference with the Devices theme and Office 365 dominating the morning sessions. For the first time there was no vision key note as it was felt that delegates wanted more opportunity to browse the exhibition halls and find potential new...
  • Blog Post: Added Partner Value With UK WPC Activities

    As a Microsoft UK partner attending WPC you’ll not only get great value from the conference, but also have access to some fantastic UK specific activities which add an additional layer of value. This year we’re running some great activities which: - Offer additional networking opportunities...