Hello partners!

The 2012 WPC Partner Award winners have been selected! With nearly 3,000 submissions and many new categories, the judges really had their work cut out for them. With so much at stake, it’s no surprise that the competition was fierce.
Being recognized as a Microsoft Partner of the Year can have a tremendous impact on your business: helping you win new clients, recruiting top talent, and gaining enormous credibility with clients and industry peers alike. This year, we were pleased to extend our award offerings and added new awards, including Citizenship Awards, focused on recognizing partners who are making a remarkable difference in their community. It truly is amazing what partners can achieve when we come together to share new ideas, innovate, create solutions, and make a positive impact on the community around us. This is what WPC is all about.
The recognition package that winners receive allows partners to promote their achievement with an engraved trophy, customized press release and marketing assets. They will appear onstage at the 2012 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto to be recognized by their peers, and are invited to an exclusive winner luncheon to network with senior Microsoft executives and strengthen their relationships with Microsoft product groups.
Previous winners tell us they have experienced industry recognition and increased customer loyalty. Their accomplishments differentiate them in the marketplace, garner press attention, and open the door for new partnerships and tremendous business growth. The WPC awards program is a staple of the conference and is something I am proud that Microsoft can do to showcase the incredible work that partners do every day.
So congratulations to the winners! Get ready to take your place with the best-of-the-best!
I’m looking forward with great anticipation to the see the business-building and networking results you’ll have at WPC!
Looking forward to seeing you in the spotlight in Toronto!