It is truly a year of innovation, excitement and change here at Microsoft. That’s why it has never been more important for partners to come to the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in Washington, D.C. from July 13-17. As the Microsoft Channel Chief, I’d like to personally invite you to join us.

 
WPC is all about how your business can grow faster, be more profitable, and transform to meet our customers’ needs in a mobile first, cloud first world. Partners who attend WPC will hear directly about Microsoft’s vision, and leaders from the company will talk more about your opportunities as a Microsoft partner. The week is full of sessions and speakers, and you won’t have time to do it all, but you might try! Speaking as someone who has been to every WPC, I can tell you with certainty that the networking opportunities are incredible. You’ll meet with partners who are similar, partners who are doing things you want to do, partners who have introduced entirely new business models that you would like to know more about. Microsoft executives from around the world come to WPC and will spend their time meeting with partners. It is truly the must-attend event of the year.
 
This year at WPC, the IT industry trends Cloud, Big Data, Mobility & Devices, Enterprise Social, and Leadership, Sales & Marketing are central themes and ones in which we see powerful innovation, opportunities and potential profits for partners. If you haven’t already found the sessions you want to attend or seen how we’re streamlining the partner experience, I’d recommend starting now.
 
I hope you share my excitement for WPC, and I can’t wait to meet so many of you in Washington, D.C. in July.
 
Phil