This is a cross-post from the Microsoft U.S. West Region Partner Team blog.

Our popular Channel Development events are back for 2012, with several scheduled in the West Region, starting February 21 in Mountain View, CA. These events focus on partner-to-partner (P2P) networking for channel companies that serve small and midsize businesses (SMB) in particular, providing you an opportunity to meet and connect with partners from across the U.S. partner ecosystem, including independent software vendors (ISV), hosters, managed services partners (MSP), and resellers. Attending is a proactive way to identify companies with Microsoft practices that are complementary to yours and who are interested in working together to build solutions that delight customers. Members of the Microsoft U.S. Partner Team from local Microsoft offices also attend these events.


  • 4:30pm-4:45pm: Registration
  • 4:45pm-5:15pm: Structured networking
  • 5:15pm-6:00pm: Informal networking

West Region Schedule

RSVP for the event nearest you on LinkedIn using the links below. There, you’ll see others who are planning to attend and you can learn more about them and perhaps even connect with other attendees before you come to the event. Read the Networking Tips and Tricks document for more ideas on how to help make your attendance an effective business-building activity.

If you are not able to join us for one of the events below, consider participating in our Virtual U.S. Partner Networking Event on Wednesday, March 14.

City Date Time
Mountain View, CA February 21 4:30pm-6:00pm
Irvine, CA February 23 4:30pm-6:00pm
Bellevue, WA March 6 4:30pm-6:00pm
San Diego, CA March 20 4:30pm-6:00pm
Phoenix/Tempe, AZ April 17 4:30pm-6:00pm
Denver, CO April 19 4:30pm-6:00pm

To see the full list of events currently scheduled across the United States, visit