Post by Peter Han, Vice President, Microsoft U.S. OEM Division

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Microsoft feels a lot like NASA these days, prepping for several exciting product launches with our OEM partners. Mission Control for communicating the latest new developments is the 2012 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) in Toronto.

At WPC, you’ll have the opportunity to learn about all the new opportunities Microsoft is developing with its OEM partners. Recently Microsoft keynoted at COMPUTEX, demonstrating the latest transformations of Windows and the Windows ecosystem (including our Windows Embedded Standard 8), our joint efforts with Ford in its SYNC technology, and the Microsoft Private Cloud Fast Track program on which we work with our OEM partners.

WPC is where you will find the detailed information, resources, and training you need to capitalize on these new capabilities and advance your position in the marketplace. I especially want to invite you to join me for these three OEM-related activities:

  • U.S. OEM Welcome Reception 
    Monday, July 9
  • Intel and Microsoft Tablet and Ultrabook Product Roadmap Session
    Tuesday, July 10 from 2:00pm – 3:00pm
    Niagara Room at the Intercontinental Hotel
  • U.S. OEM State of the Market
    Tuesday, July 10 from 6:00pm – 7:00pm
    Metro Toronto Convention Center (MTCC)
    Room 203D, Level 200, North Building

Based on my experience at previous WPC events, I can assure you that the sessions are just one aspect of the benefits you’ll gain. Equally as valuable is the time you’ll spend with other partners who share their success stories and offer their experience and feedback. You can start identifying and connecting with these partners and with Microsoft in WPC Connect.

You can find me on Twitter at @PeterKHan. Share with me how you plan to make the most of the Conference. I’ll see you in Toronto!

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