Hello Partners!

 
A great way to make connections and keep in touch with the many people you’ll meet at WPC 2014 is with WPC Connect. It’s a valuable networking tool for everyone in the Microsoft Partner Network, benefiting both your professional network and your overall conference experience. With WPC Connect’s platform, you can make new connections and set up meetings before you head to the conference. Even if you can’t attend WPC this year, you can join WPC Connect and take advantage of the discussions, groups, and relationships with other partners. Take advantage of everything WPC Connect has to offer—get connected, stay organized, and make the most of your time at WPC 2014.
 
With partners to meet, products to explore, updates to learn about, and sessions to attend, your WPC schedule can be tricky to manage. WPC Connect lets you find people and set up meetings before you head to Washington, D.C. Pre-WPC networking is key to leveraging the power of the partner ecosystem. There are a lot of connections to be made in the Microsoft Partner Network, and WPC Connect helps you find them in advance.
 
Here are a few tips and guidelines that will make managing your WPC Connect experience as valuable as possible:
  • When you set up your profile, make sure you mark it as public. This opens up your profile to be seen by partners and Microsoft employees, makes sure you show up in searches, and lets other attendees request meetings with you. This functionality is integral to successful networking. Check out these tutorial videos, which make it easy to set everything up.
  • Set up meetings with partners in advance using WPC Connect’s Meeting Scheduler tool, and then choose to sync your WPC Connect schedule to your Outlook calendar. This handy aspect lets you keep your schedule in one convenient location.
  • Follow partners, join groups and discussions, and introduce yourself—there are thousands of connections out there just waiting to be made.
Stay on track and never miss that illuminating session, that inspiring speaker, that partner meeting that could take your business to the next level.
 
WPC Connect doesn’t end when the conference does. This tool is available all year long to keep you connected and updated. Stay in contact with the people you meet this year, and see them again at WPC 2015! You don’t have to be registered for WPC to benefit from this platform, so create your profile today to experience WPC Connect.
 
I look forward to seeing you in Washington, D.C.!
 
Kati
 
p.s. WPC 2014 is less than two months away. If you haven’t registered yet, be sure to do so today!