Hello partners!

Steve Ballmer said today, “This is re-imagination and the most epic year in Microsoft history.” WPC 2012 is well underway and what an exciting two days it’s been! By now, you’re all registered and no doubt excited for the rest of the week ahead.
As your experience ambassador, here are a few reminders for tomorrow, to help you prepare to make it a success!
Video Syndication WATCH LIVE TOMORROW Via Facebook and DigitalWPC:

For your colleagues who may not have been able to come to WPC this year, please ensure they tune in tomorrow to hear all of the important announcements as they’re made, plus tune into MPN Live! 

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

8:30 A.M. – MPN Live

9:00 A.M. – Vision Keynote

11:00 A.M. – MPN Live

5:00 P.M. – MPN Live

WPC Connect
As a reminder for your WPC Connect meetings, there are going to be 25,000 meetings taking place during the course of this week. Please take note of WPC Connect meeting locations at the Metro Toronto Convention Center (MTCC): Tables 1- 155 are on level 300 North and Tables 200 – 256 are on level 800 South. Make the most of your discussions and focus on meeting the partners that will matter most to your business future!
Don’t forget to register via WPC Connect for the Partner to Partner Speed-Networking! There are still spots available! It will be held 3pm – 5pm Tuesday and Wednesday in room 701AB.
The WPC Contest

It’s as easy as 1,2,3 to WIN!

  1. GET the free mobile app at http://gettag.mobi
  3. SNAP the contest registration tag on the back of the conference guide provided at check-in, to “opt-in” to participate in the contest. Then, SNAP as many WPC tags as you can to earn points!
  5. WIN – be one of the top five (5) highest point earners, each hour to win a prize.
Don’t forget – please complete your session evaluations either via the mobile app or WPC Connect!
Remember – When you give us your session feedback we’ll donate $1.00 for each session evaluation and $5.00 for each overall event feedback evaluation to Boys and Girls Club and/or Children’s Miracle Network.
Contest information can be found here.

WPC Mobile App
The WPC app is a great way for you to keep track of your agenda, search for and message attendees, and have information right at your fingertips. Here’s how to access the app:

Step 1: Go to the Marketplace here and download.

Step 2: Locate your Registration Identification Number located in your confirmation email. Note: your Registration Identification Number is also the last 6 digits of your confirmation number which can be found when you log-in to register.digitalwpc.com. Should you encounter trouble, just click on the “forgot password?” link.

Step 3: Browse and use these informative tiles:

  • Agenda: Sort by track and search by date and session.
  • What’s On Now: At the event, this will inform you what is happening in the next time slot.
  • My Schedule: You’ll be able to track your schedule and add to it.
  • Speakers: Look up speaker information.
  • Plus More… Attendee search, maps and venues, sponsors and exhibitors, info center, messaging, evaluations, the WPC contest, and more. 
Navigating and Planning Ahead for Sessions

Please note that with record attendance, sessions are full this year. Please plan ahead for the walking distance and congestion. As a reminder, if you’ve booked your session via WPC Connect, this does not guarantee a seat. The John Bassett theatre may be an option if you’re looking to attend a session, as there are a large number of seats available. This theatre is located on Level 100 of the MTCC. Please check your conference guide for details.

Looking for the Best Wireless Experience?

We are pleased about expanded wireless connectivity this year. As we continue to evolve the WI-FI technologies to provide the most stable and robust experience, we hope you take advantage of the increased network. Please note: for the best wireless experience, please use your laptop or Slate tablet with 5GHz. This will ensure the best possible connectivity available.

Last, I hope you’re as excited as I am about the exciting news announced today by Microsoft executives! For additional information regarding Windows 8 and other Windows information, please visit the Windows Blog. In addition, the exciting announcement regarding the acquisition of Perceptive Pixel is captured in this press release.
Stay tuned for more information to come throughout the week. I look forward to seeing you at the Air Canada Centre in the morning, where senior executives will offer an inside look at the road ahead!