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  • Blog Post: (Guest Blog) Want a friend in Washington? Get a Smartphone or a Scotsman!

    More than a week after the Microsoft WPC14 in Washington, sorry DC, I am still buzzing, and disrupting the office with photos, stories and strategies. It was my first time at a WPC event and first time in DC, so what are my takeaways? Firstly if you are going next year; prepare, prepare, prepare...
  • Blog Post: The week that was.... by Linda Rendleman

    I hope that those of you that attended WPC last week are fully recovered but also energised from what was an exciting and jam packed event. As my first WPC in my new role as partner and business development lead for Microsoft, it really brought home to me the power of partnering and how when Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: New guidance for partners flying to WPC from the UK

    The TSA (Transport Security Administration) has implemented enhanced security measures at certain airports overseas for direct flights to the United States, including London Heathrow: As the travelling public knows, all electronic devices are screened by security officers. During the security examination...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Delivers Updates, Innovations and Expansions to Meet Cloud Demand - Phil Sorgen

    We’re days away from the start of the 2014 Worldwide Partner Conference , and I’m looking forward to meeting many of our partners and sharing the company’s vision for how Microsoft helps enable partners’ success in a mobile-first, cloud-first world. Cloud will continue to be...
  • Blog Post: Reminder: UK Welcome Reception Tonight @ Bar Louie

    The UK Welcome Reception is the perfect way to kick start your WPC week. You will hear from the UK team on how to make the most of your WPC experience whilst having the opportunity to network informally with the UK leadership team and other UK Partners. See you at 17:00 on Sunday the 13th of July...
  • Blog Post: Day 2 at WPC - Partners are betting big on Microsoft Solutions

    A summary of day 2's announcements by partners is below but to catch up on all the latest news please read Phil Sorgen's blog Hybrid cloud investments: • NetApp introduced NetApp Private Storage (NPS) for Microsoft Azure, a solution that enables customers to extend their IT Infrastructure...
  • Blog Post: Summary of Day 1 at WPC

    More than 16,000 attendees gathered on the opening day of the 2014 Worldwide Partner Conference in Washington, D.C. to hear about opportunities for partners to grow their business and win together with Microsoft in the year ahead. Putting partners first is our go-to-market strategy has always been key...
  • Blog Post: (Guest Blog from Resource IT) Look forward to seeing you at WPC 2014 13th to 17th July, Washington DC

    We have all sorts of exciting things to tell you about our involvement with WPC 2014. Not only will we be sponsoring the UK Welcome Reception (see you there!), we’re also offering all WPC attendees 20% off ResourceiT services purchased in July and delivered before the end of August – allowing...
  • 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: Microsoft Marketing Made Easy FREE Digital Drop in Clinic at WPC

    In modern business, being active online is imperative to success. A business’s digital presence acts as its ‘shop window' and is where prospects form their first impressions. With roughly 9 out of 10 people viewing a business’s website for due diligence as part of the purchasing...
  • 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: Not registered for WPC 2014 yet? Tweet to be in with a chance of Winning 1 of 10 x $200 Discount Vouchers.

    Okay, we understand that one of the main blockers for many partners attending WPC is the cost, and that without attending and seeing the fantastic opportunities first hand this can be hard to justify. With WPC 2014 being the ideal place to get a year’s worth of leading-edge thinking, practical...
  • Blog Post: Congratulations to All UK Partner of the Year Award 2014 Winners and Finalists

    Each year we take great pride in recognising the success of our UK Partner of the Year Award Winners and Finalists and this year is no exception. We received a record number of entries of a very high quality, demonstrating the true breadth and scale of Microsoft Partners businesses and achievements...
  • 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...