Day 3 of WPC was the most exciting yet! From the innovative Vision Keynote to the exciting announcement of the WPC14 city, Washington, DC, to the amazing Partner Celebration, yesterday was nothing short of action-packed!

Inspiring, Forward-Thinking and Empowering – Vision Keynote

  • According to Jon Roskill and a new IDC Study, partners who orient themselves around the Cloud drive outstanding rates of growth. If you want to read more on the MPN and cloud integration, take a look at Julie Bennani’s blog, General Manager, Microsoft Partner Network.
  • Laura Ipsen, corporate VP, spoke about CityNext, a global initiative that works with city leaders to create thriving urban spaces for governments, businesses and citizens through the integration of partner solutions, the MS platform and data-driven decisions. Jon Roskill outlines this initiative further in his latest blog post.
    • Microsoft’s 4 point game plan for winning in FY14, as outlined by Kevin Turner, Chief Operating Office.

1. Win in mobile – tablets & phones!

2. Accelerate our customers’ move to our Cloud!

3. Competing to WIN – offensively doubling down!

4. Customer Satisfaction – take it to a new level!

Houston, Lenny has landed!

Who rocked Minute Maid Park? Grammy award-winning triple threat, Lenny Kravitz! Singing his popular tunes, he played his hits such as: Are You Gonna Go My Way, Fly Away andAmerican Woman, the energized crowd was treated to a night of soulful tunes. The party didn’t stop there for the Canadian team as we headed to Proof Bar for a night of mingling. Do you have a fun picture of Lenny or the night sky? Share your photos with us @wpccanada.

Announcing 2014 Destination:  #WPC14 Washington, DC

We’re so excited to see all of our partners next year in DC! Washington has so much to offer from the Lincoln Memorial to the Museum of Natural History, the White House to the National Mall! REGISTER NOW for the BEST Price of US$1,595. Only valid through July 14.

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