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  • 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: Global Knowledge Training Offers For UK Partners

    Global Knowledge work with Microsoft and the partner community to deliver education, enablement programmes and support tools. To celebrate their WPC Award, becoming Microsoft Learning Partner of the Year, they have a number of WPC special offers which include attractive discounts on accredited courses...
  • 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: 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 WPC Award Winners Share Their Stories

    What does it take to win a WPC Award? What level of innovation do you need to show for your entry to be recognised? We decided to ask this year’s WPC 2013 UK Award Winners to share the detail in respect to their winning entries and provide some context around them. Hopefully you’ll agree...
  • 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...
  • 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: Create The Perfect MPN (WPC) Awards Submission

    Take part in our free weekly webinars on creating a great award entry. We expect this year’s WPC awards to be the most popular ever. So make sure your ac.hievements earn the recognition they deserve by creating an irresistible award entry. Guidance No matter which WPC awards categories you’re...
  • 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 ...
  • Blog Post: WPC Value Part 5: System Integrators – Forge new alliances and gain exclusive new insights at the Microsoft Partner Conference

    As a Systems Integrator (SI) its essential you can differentiate yourself through your expertise and knowledge across a wide range of technologies and disciplines. It’s perfect then that this is the primary reason why WPC is such an essential conference for you to attend. Along with the abundance...
  • Blog Post: WPC Day 1: Vision Keynote Recap – Devices, Services and a little Data

    If anyone wasn’t aware when they walked into the first WPC Vision Keynote this morning that Microsoft is now a devices and services company with core focuses on cloud, mobility, big data and enterprise social, they certainly were when they left three hours later. To me though the dominating...
  • Blog Post: WPC Value Part 4: Dynamics Partners – Network with Dynamics experts and recharge your skills at this years Microsoft Partner Conference

    It’s been an exciting year for Dynamics and this year’s Worldwide Partner Conference (Taking place in Houston from 7 – 11 July) keeps the momentum with a superb range of business and networking opportunities for all kinds of Dynamics Partners – from vertical specialists to ERP...
  • Blog Post: WPC Houston Sceptic Turned Believer (Guest Blog)

    I’ll admit it, I was sceptical. The last time WPC was in Houston, I wasn't that impressed with the location or venue. But my view has changed - and then some! In February I was privileged enough to be able to visit Houston for the week as part of the Microsoft Partner Executive Board (PEB) site...
  • Blog Post: Value of The Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference

    Just taking a look at the meetings and networking taking place each year in the Worldwide Partner Conference UK Lounge, you see the significance of what this event has to offer. It's not unheard of for partners to remodel their business based upon the insights and guidance gained at the event. Alongside...
  • Blog Post: Techquarters Worldwide Partner Conference Daily Video Blog

    I’d like to introduce you to Chris Dunning, CEO of TechQuarters. Recent winners of the 2013 Microsoft Worldwide Cloud Small and Medium Business (SMB) Partner of the Year award and attending this year’s Worldwide Partner Conference for the first time. I met Chris a few weeks ago while we...