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  • 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: 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: 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: 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: Worldwide Partner Conference Value Part 2: Resellers: Knowledge and Inspiration to Profit at WPC

    In part 2 of the WPC value series, I'm focusing on the benefits that Value Added Resellers will get from attending the Worldwide Partner Conference (Houston from 7 – 11 July). As a Value Added Reseller the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) offers an array of opportunities to develop...
  • 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: 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...
  • Blog Post: First WPC? Get the tips and tricks for getting the best out of it.

    If WPC 2013 is your first Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference then you’re in good company - almost 30% of WPC delegates will be first time attendees too. This year, we’re more focused than ever on making sure, whether your a first time attendee or seasoned WPC veteran, that you have...
  • 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: IAMCP WPC Exec Round Tables

    Thought this would be of interest to quite a few partners. Whether it's Microsoft Cloud, the Partner Network Vision for FY14 and beyond or the future of Partner Competencies - The IAMCP (International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners) are running an exclusive series of Executive Round Tables...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Partner Network (WPC) Awards – Size Doesn’t Matter!

    When you’re working hard day in and day out, it’s easy to think that your hard work is going unnoticed. Well fortunately for you here at Microsoft we are giving you the opportunity to showcase your talents and hard work to the whole world! At this year’s Worldwide Partner Conference...
  • 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: Worldwide Partner Conference Value Part 1: ISVs - A world of Networking Awaits!

    As an Independent Software Vendor you’ll find that WPC provides a wealth of business and networking opportunities. By attending you'll have the opportunity to meet with: • UK and global system integrators and large account resellers • Contacts across Microsoft UK and Microsoft Corp ...