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by Jeff Shuey, Director of Strategic Alliances at Winshuttle
Things to know before, during, and after the Worldwide Partner Conference to make the best use of your time and get the most out of the event. Some are easy, some will take a little work, and all of them can help you and your company engage more effectively with Microsoft and the partners that attend the conference.
This post is a companion to my post from last month, The Four F’s of WPC.
First, what is WPC?
WPC is the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference. It’s the chance for partners to connect with partners. It’s the best P2P event for Microsoft partners on the planet. It’s your chance to connect with the People that can help your business grow. It’s your opportunity to engage with the Partners that are as committed to the Microsoft community as you are. And it’s your chance to see the Products from Microsoft and partners that will help you create solutions.
If you do nothing else before you go to Houston for WPC, make sure you sign on to WPC Connect and complete your profile. In WPC Connect, you can build your conference schedule by setting up meetings with other attendees and adding sessions to your schedule.
My Four F’s post will help you build a more robust plan for your attendance, to really get the most out of the conference.
Now you’re ready for a great event
If you used my tips above for your Before-During-After planning, you should be in a good position to digest what you learned, to share what you learned with your colleagues, and to connect with the people you met.
See you in Houston!
Jeff Shuey is a veteran in the Enterprise Content Management industry. Over the past 20 years he has worked with customers and partners to design, develop, and deploy solutions around the world. Jeff is the Director of Strategic Alliances at Winshuttle. He has worked for Microsoft, FileNet, K2, Captaris, Open Text, Kofax, and Kodak. He speaks and blogs about ECM and the intersection between social, mobile and cloud computing.
Connect with Jeff on Twitter, his blog, by email, and find him on Facebook, and LinkedIn. It’s also a good bet you can find him on WPC Connect.