​Hi, my name is Justin Pirie—Cloud Strategist at Microsoft partner Mimecast. The Microsoft Partner Network wanted to produce a partner-driven webcast from WPC this year, and we are delighted to be co-producing it with them. We’ll be broadcasting live at 1pm and 5pm daily from the MPN booth in the Solutions Innovation (Expo) Center.

Because it’s genuinely community-driven and features the community, we want your help putting together the show! I’ll be blogging here daily to get your point of view to integrate into the show.
I have to say—it’s been a massively exciting buildup to WPC this year. And compared to previous years, people seem a lot more excited and positive- (maybe the economic woes are finally gone). That’s certainly reflected by the unprecedented attendance- over 15,300 people! What’s even more interesting for the community is that there are over 11,000 partners here too.
The week certainly looks interesting. Historically, WPC sets the agenda for the partner business for the rest of the year, and I can’t wait for it to kick off.
So, at 1pm and 5pm daily, we’re doing a live webcast—which you can get to here. On each show we’ll be featuring a selection of Microsoft and partner voices, to really take the pulse of the show, gain feedback and help assimilate the collective knowledge. What would you want people to know if they weren’t here?
Today being the first day, we’re going to be covering the opening keynotes, with Jon Roskill and Steve Ballmer kicking things off. Hosting today’s 1pm show is the MPN Community Manager, Kat Tillman – @katlen.
And the guests are:
  • Juliana Rodrigues Tubino – @JuTubino
  • Dr. Petri I. Salonen – @DrSalonen
  • Kelvin Kirby – @TechAssoc
  • R “Ray” Wang – @rwang0
In addition, we’re having people who can’t be here in person dial in over Skype. Every day at 1pm we’re having WPC legend Angus Fox dial in to share his knowledge and understanding. Also participating will be Mark Drapeau, editor of the Microsoft digital magazine Publicyte.
  • Angus Fox – @nuxnix
  • Mark Drapeau – @cheeky_geeky
Because it’s a community show, we think it’s very important that you have a say in setting the agenda. We’d like you to leave your point of view in the comments of this post during the morning so we can cover them in the show.
We’ll be down by the MPN booth shooting live at 1:00, so if you want to join us in person, be sure to be there. THIS IS YOUR SHOW! Make sure we cover your point of view! I’ll be on the 5pm show today- I can’t wait!
See you in the Comments!