Guest post by Vince Menzione, General Manager, Microsoft U.S. Public Sector Partner Strategy

imageI am excited to invite you to attend the 2012 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) in Toronto, Canada next month, July 8-12.

The Worldwide Partner Conference is your to time hear about the Microsoft strategic roadmap, discover new opportunities to grow your business, and drive revenue through our new wave of products. WPC is your best chance all year to connect with people who can help you shape your strategies and expand your business. The Microsoft U.S. executive team will be in attendance to meet with you to discuss your business and dialogue on what we can do to strengthen our partnership with you.

WPC Offers the Power of Connection

Partners tell us that WPC is a highly valued opportunity for them to find and connect with each other. Perficient, known for their Microsoft SharePoint expertise and holding several Microsoft competencies, has found great success through relationships they have built at WPC. “WPC led to introductions for Perficient to key partners with whom we have built integrated go-to market solutions. So for us, WPC has increased our partnership opportunities, enhanced our ability to serve the needs of our clients, and grown our revenue!” states Aaron Sloman, General Manager, Microsoft National Business Unit for Perficient. To see more about one of the relationships Perficient has developed, read their “Why Partner?” post on DigitalWPC

WPC Activities for Partners Serving Public Sector Customers

For Microsoft U.S. partners who serve Public Sector customers, including Education, Health and Life Science, Federal Government, State and Local Government, Public Safety, and National Security, there are plenty of great opportunities to learn, connect, and engage at WPC.  You’ll be able to engage with Microsoft executives and the Public Sector teams. A full list is published on the Microsoft Public Sector at WPC 2012 page. Specific activities I recommend attending include:

  • Solutions Innovation Center Reception, in the WW Public Sector Lounge,  Monday, July 9 at 6:00pm.
  • In the Public Sector Track, industry and regional sessions Wednesday, July 11 and Thursday, July 12; gain new business insight, and learn about exciting opportunities ahead. Filter on Public Sector in the Session Catalog, and add sessions to your Conference calendar in WPC Connect.
  • WW Public Sector Lounge in the Solutions Innovation Center, Monday through Thursday.

Join the nearly 15,000 people who will attend this year’s Conference, and register today.

I look forward to seeing you in Toronto!

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imageTo stay informed about resources available to you as a U.S. partner who serves Public Sector customers, visit our new Microsoft in public sector page on the U.S. partner portal. You can also get there from any U.S. portal page by clicking Community > Public Sector.