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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: 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 UK Party Theme Is....................

    If you've attended the Worldwide Partner Conferences you'll know the UK Regional Party is popular. Not only because of its creativity but also because it offers some of the best networking -- both with other UK partners as well as Microsoft executives at all levels. So we're excited to...
  • Blog Post: Worldwide Partner Conference Flash Sale Offer - Register for $2095 (Ends 11:59 PT on 8 May)

    If you didn't register for WPC 2014 before the Early Bird pricing finished, we're running a 48 hour flash sale where you can save $100 off the cost of an all access pass*. Between 12:01am PT on May 7th and 11:59pm PT on May 8th you can register for WPC 2014 for $2,095. Register today and join...
  • Blog Post: Start making connections now that will enhance your WPC 2014 experience by joining the WPC Connect UK Group.

    Newly available, the WPC Connect UK Group is now live. This group is exclusively open to WPC 2014 attendees from the UK. Join now and start conversations with other UK attendees. The WPC UK team will also be using this group to post updates and news relating to the UK experience. To access the...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards: Creating an Award Winner Entry – Attend The Webinars (Update: On Demand Recording Available)

    Update: Unable to attend the sessions. You can now listen to the recording on demand and download the webinar presentation below. With just over a month to go until the Partner of the Year awards close (11:59 P.M. Pacific time on the 11th April) now is the time to start preparing your award entry...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Marketing Made Easy - Offering Competency Partners Support with Partner of the Year Awards Submissions

    The announcement of Partner of the Year Awards opening signals that preparations for WPC 2014 in the American Capital, Washington, D.C. are heating up. As of the 7th of February, all Microsoft Partners are able to register their award entries in over 40 award categories. Preparation is Key Nominees...
  • Blog Post: Guest Blog: Oxford Computer Group share how being a Partner of the Year 2013 Award Winner has benefitted their business

    At Oxford Computer Group (OCG), we were tremendously proud to have won the Partner of the Year Award in Identity and Access, especially to have won in the year we celebrated our 30th anniversary. Business value of winning Being able to tell our existing customers that we have won is always tremendously...
  • Blog Post: Spread the cost of WPC 2014: Introducing Payment Plan

    Registration for WPC 2014 officially opened last Thursday and already there are over 150 partners attending from the UK, meaning that the UK hotels are filling up fast. Understandably, the cost of attending WPC can be a big hit, and so to ease the pressure on your business and give you a chance to...
  • Blog Post: Worldwide Partner Conference 2014 Registration Opens – Significant Discounts for Pre-registration

    It's that time of year again! Registration opens for this year's Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC14) on the 30 January. Pre-Register Early to Get Discount and Early Access to the UK Hotel! Although official registration isn't open, by pre-registering before the 30th January you'll...
  • 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: 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 - 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: 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: WPC 2013 Partner Perspective Blogs

    Prior to WPC I asked if any partners would be interested in doing guest blogs covering each day at the Worldwide Partner Conference or indeed just covering whatever they wanted while at WPC. Find below partners perspectives and thoughts on this years conference: David Fuller, Partnership and Alliance...
  • 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: 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: 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: 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...