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  • Blog Post: How to get the most out of WPC… even if you’re not attending

    Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference begins in a matter of days! Whether you reviewing final logistics, sitting on the fence, or aren't able to attend this year, the SoCal IAMCP chapter is hosting a meeting designed to help you get the most out of WPC! Join Justin Slagle, SoCal IAMCP President at...
  • Blog Post: August 2012 Recommendations

    Each month, your first-Friday delivery of the U.S. partner newsletter, emailed to you as a benefit of your Microsoft Partner Network membership, contains a list of our recommendations for U.S. SMB partners located in the West Region. We also use this list to update our West Region page on the U.S. partner...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft SMB VAR Compete Webcast Recap: Competing in the Cloud

    We just wrapped up our first FY12 Compete Webcast on September 1, 2011 where we shared Microsoft’s story on “Competing in the Cloud: Microsoft vs. Google: Why it Matters to Your SMB usiness”. After an hour of great content the feedback we received from partners was phenomenal and provided...
  • Blog Post: June 2012 Recommendations

    Each month, your first-Friday delivery of the U.S. partner newsletter, emailed to you as a benefit of your Microsoft Partner Network membership, contains a list of our recommendations for U.S. SMB partners located in the West Region. We also use this list to update our West Region page on the U.S. partner...
  • Blog Post: RECAP- 7/16/10 WPC Review and Key MPN Updates

    Hear yee, hear yee- this weekly webcast has gone to a monthly rhythm as a result of partner feedback. Microsoft is giving more time back to YOU so you can sell, sell, sell. This month, host Ken Stone gave us a vivid recap of Worldwide Partner Conference highlights and pivotal announcements by keynote...
  • Blog Post: Register and Attend the West Region Monthly Partner Call - Friday, June 17

    Friday, June 17, 2011 @ 10 AM–11 AM Pacific Time Agenda: West Region Highlights & Insights —What you've been waiting to know. Microsoft Technology Buzz—Selling the Microsoft Stack, Cross Sell Opportunities with Microsoft Office 2010 and Windows Server 2008 R2. Partners...
  • Blog Post: $300 savings on your WPC 2013 all-access pass when you pre-register by January 30

    The 2013 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference will be in Houston, Texas, this July 7–11. This is our biggest partner event of the year, and we anticipate more than 16,000 people will attend. WPC 2012 in Toronto marked the beginning of a new era of Microsoft and its partners working together to bring...
  • Blog Post: FY11 West Region SMB Partner Awards

    Winners were announced at an exclusive SMB Awards Reception at the Rivera Restaurant in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday, July 13. These awards recognized the excellence and achievement of West Region SMB VARs who worked innovatively to produce exceptional results across the business. On hand to congratulate...
  • Blog Post: Refer-A-Friend is back for WPC 2013! Learn how to save $100 now.

    Good news, partners -- the Refer-A-Friend Discount is BACK for WPC 2013! Due to an overwhelmingly positive response, Microsoft has decided to re-instate this promotion for our partners. The rules, terms, and conditions are the same, except this time the offer will run for even longer! From today until...
  • Blog Post: Going to WPC 2013? Want a $100 refund?

    Hello partners! Networking is an absolutely crucial element of the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference. At Microsoft, we recognize that an enormous amount of effort goes into starting your partner-to-partner networking early and maintaining a large network—and so we want to reward you! RIGHT...
  • Blog Post: February 2013 recommendations

    Each month, your first-Friday delivery of the U.S. partner newsletter, emailed to you as a benefit of your Microsoft Partner Network membership, contains a list of our recommendations for U.S. SMB partners located in the West Region. We also use this list to update our West Region page on the U.S. partner...
  • Blog Post: The best-of-the-best Microsoft Partners will attend WPC 2013. Here's why...

    Microsoft is proud to be putting on it's annual Worldwide Partner Conference and wants to invite you to come get the most of your experience. This year the conference will be held state-side in Houston, TX from July 7-11. You will soon find out that WPC is the go-to place where top Microsoft Partners...
  • Blog Post: RECAP 6/17/11- Monthly Partner Call- Selling the Microsoft Stack: Cross Sell Opportunities with Microsoft Office 2010 and Windows Server 2008 R2

    As Microsoft get’s ready to wrap up its FY11 in June, on Friday, June 17, 2011 our West Region team, Benny Madrid – General Manager, West Region SMB&D, Rob Waggoner – Partner Solutions Technical Presenter, Jemima Herman – US WPC11 Business Lead, Microsoft Corporation, hosted...
  • Blog Post: RECAP 5/20/11- Monthly Partner Call- Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Lync and the Microsoft Sales Specialist Program

    On Friday, May 20, 2011 our West Region team, Benny Madrid – General Manager, West Region SMB&D, Rob Waggoner – Partner Solutions Technical Presenter and Michael Murphy– Local Business Development Manager SMB&D, hosted the Monthly Partner Call with a special guest Nick Lewis...
  • Blog Post: July 2012 Recommendations

    Each month, your first-Friday delivery of the U.S. partner newsletter, emailed to you as a benefit of your Microsoft Partner Network membership, contains a list of our recommendations for U.S. SMB partners located in the West Region. We also use this list to update our West Region page on the U.S. partner...
  • Blog Post: Not Attending WPC? We Got You Covered

    With WPC well under way and with exciting annoucements around Office 365, Windows 8, Xbox Kinect, Windows Phone, the Cloud and more this is one conference you don't want to miss, even if you're not physically there! Keep up-to-date on the latest streaming content from WPC by checking out DigitalWPC...
  • Blog Post: RECAP 2/18/11- Monthly Partner Call: System Center, Virtualization and the Private Cloud

    Thank you West Region Partners for providing us with the opportunity to bring you content that matters most to you! Two months into 2011 and the momentum continues to grow with the ever so increasing opportunities and resources available to you as valued Microsoft Partners. On Friday, February...
  • Blog Post: Virtualization, Modern Productivity and Business Intelligence: How do you maximize profits through licensing?

    Hi partners! Thank you for another great Monthly Partner Call this past Friday, May 17. For those of you that were not able to join, we talked about how to optimize profits through licensing and touched on some very specific examples with Lync 2013, SQL Server, and Windows Server 2012. You can view the...
  • Blog Post: April 2013 recommendations

    Each month, your first-Friday delivery of the U.S. partner newsletter, emailed to you as a benefit of your Microsoft Partner Network membership, contains a list of our recommendations for U.S. SMB partners located in the West Region. We also use this list to update our West Region page on the U.S. partner...
  • Blog Post: March 2013 recommendations

    Each month, your first-Friday delivery of the U.S. partner newsletter, emailed to you as a benefit of your Microsoft Partner Network membership, contains a list of our recommendations for U.S. SMB partners located in the West Region. We also use this list to update our West Region page on the U.S. partner...
  • Blog Post: Special Offer on a Surface RT or Surface Pro at WPC 2013!

    Great news partners! WPC attendees are invited to participate in a special purchase offer for Surface RT and Surface Pro. In his new blog post , Jon Roskill, Corporate Vice President for the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Group, talks about this offer as well as the partner opportunity with the latest Windows...
  • Blog Post: Two Days Only—Save $400 on Your WPC 2013 All-Access Pass

    Happy New Year! The West Region team is excited to tell you about the two-day “flash sale” for WPC 2013 registration. Pre-register on Wednesday, January 2 or Thursday, January 3 at http://aka.ms/wpc13reg and pay just $1,595 for an all-access pass, a savings of $400 (off the full price of $1,995). Houston...
  • Blog Post: May 2013 recommendations

    Each month, your first-Friday delivery of the U.S. partner newsletter, emailed to you as a benefit of your Microsoft Partner Network membership, contains a list of our recommendations for U.S. SMB partners located in the West Region. We also use this list to update our West Region page on the U.S. partner...
  • Blog Post: WPC 2013: West Region keynote

    The West Region team hopes you are planning to join us in Houston this July for the Worldwide Partner Conference. It’s going to be a dynamic and exciting week that kicks off on Monday morning, July 8, at the Toyota Center with the Vision Keynote, and ends on Thursday, July 11 with the West Region keynote...