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At the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) in Los Angeles earlier this week, Microsoft executives Steve Ballmer, Kevin Turner, and Jon Roskill addressed the 15,000 Conference attendees, providing them with a roadmap for the coming year, plus vision and strategies for business direction, upcoming product launches, the partner opportunity, and more.
In his keynote on Wednesday, July 13, Jon Roskill, the Corporate Vice President of the Worldwide Partner Group, outlined four key areas in which the Microsoft Partner Network provides resources, and advised partners to make sure they are taking full advantage of what Microsoft has to offer them.
If you’d like to hear more about what Steve Ballmer, Kevin Turner, Jon Roskill, and other Microsoft executives shared with partners, visit http://digitalwpc.com. Next year’s Conference will be held in Toronto—perhaps we’ll see you there.
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