imageby Judson Althoff, President, Microsoft North America

It is hard to believe that in just a couple of months we will be in Orlando, Florida for the 2015 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference. This annual partner business and sales conference is our opportunity to meet and engage with you and share our vision for empowering customers through technology.

At Convergence 2015, we spoke to customers about the evolution of business systems, and how the business process transformation has gone hand in hand with advancements in technology. We announced tools that will enable organizations and their people to more effectively use data and take swifter action on insights.

At WPC 2015 in July, we’ll continue and build on this conversation with you, providing you with insights about your opportunities, visibility to best practices for transforming your partner business to meet customer needs in this new era of data, and guidance for working with Microsoft in the coming year.

Announcing the Microsoft North America General Session on July 14

This year, we are bringing together our partners from the United States and Canada for a dynamic General Session, to talk about how to capitalize on new opportunities brought about by technology advancements for the Cloud Platform, Cloud Productivity, Enterprise Social, and Mobility. I will be hosting this Microsoft North America General Session in the Convention Center on Tuesday, July 14, at 4:00PM. As with our US keynote at WPC 2014, our WPC 2015 MSNA General Session format will include onstage discussions with customers and partners.

For US-based partners, the MSNA General Session will cap off a day of breakout, panel, and workshop sessions led by the United States partner team. These sessions will focus on lighting up user experiences that are enabled by technology, and will help you understand how to build new or enhance existing practices around Microsoft technologies, keeping profitability in mind. You’ll see these sessions in the WPC 2015 Session Catalog and on the US Partner Community blog soon.

Please plan to join my Microsoft North America team and me for this General Session, as well as for the amazing celebration we have planned for you later that evening at Epcot at the Walt Disney World Resort. Save the date on your calendar. Download the WPC 2015 United States agenda.

If you haven’t yet secured your spot at WPC 2015, register today! On April 23, the price of an all-access pass increases to US$2,195. Don’t miss your chance to save now.

Join us July 12–16 in Orlando, Florida. I look forward to seeing you there!