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US Partner activities at WPC 2015
We have big plans for you at WPC! Here’s a quick look at our schedule, and on Wednesday, June 24, we’ll publish our US Partner’s Guide to a Great WPC, a more comprehensive take on what to expect, how to prepare, etc. Stay informed about the US Partner’s Guide availability and get attendee-related updates now and throughout WPC by following @wpcus on Twitter.

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Sunday – Thursday
6:00PM – 7:00PM 5:30PM – 8:00PM 9:00AM – 3:30PM 4:00PM – 5:30PM 8:00PM – Midnight The Commons hours
Meet & Greet the US Partner Team US People for Innovation Event US Sessions MSNA General Session US Celebration at Epcot US Regional Lounge

Join these WPC 2015 “know before you go” calls

June 24
Voices for Innovation WPC preview
1:00PM Eastern Time/10:00AM Pacific Time

Learn more about connecting with Voices for Innovation (VFI)

June 25
WPC 2015 office hours
12:00PM Eastern Time/9:00AM Pacific Time
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WPC 2015 - US Public Sector Town Hall sessions

US Public Sector Town Hall Meeting at WPC 2015
Join the US Public Sector team at the US Partner Town Hall Meeting for WPC 2015 attendees at the Hilton Orlando on Tuesday, July 14. This Town Hall Meeting comprises four interactive Town Hall sessions, led by US Public Sector executives. Get the details and register for the session that aligns to your business.


Azure Partner Community: Application Platform announcements from Build and Ignite
In part 4 of this month's Azure Partner Community blog series, Frank Campise talks about Application Platform announcements from Build and Ignite, and recommends the sessions partners should watch to learn more. Read the post.


Windows Server 2003: End of support, beginning of opportunity
On July 14, 2015, all support for Windows Server 2003 will come to an end. Create direct offers and revenue by moving customers onto Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter, or into the hybrid cloud with Microsoft Azure, as well as Microsoft Cloud Services such as Office 365.


Discover what Windows 10 means for you at WPC 2015
Discover what Windows 10 means for you at WPC 2015. From the Vision Keynote to Q&A with experts at the Windows booth, you'll learn how Windows 10 will enable you to drive more revenue, differentiate yourself, and use existing skills to increase your trusted advisor status with customers. Learn more.

Skype for Business summer webcasts schedule

Skype for Business technical webcasts – Summer schedule
Skype for Business technical webcast series in July: sign up to get technical information about configuration, migration paths from legacy versions, video interoperability, deployments, and user adoption. Register for these webcasts.


Help us continue to improve: Join the Microsoft Partner Research Panel
Opt in to participate in the Microsoft Partner Research Panel for opportunities to share your feedback with the Microsoft Partner Network team. You’ll be asked to offer your thoughts on different areas of partner-related projects, initiatives, and campaigns through online surveys, focus groups, and other types of qualitative research. Learn more here.


Try Marketing SureStep, and help your cloud business grow
Our interactive guide will break down the basics of marketing, and provide actionable activities that help you connect with customers, make your message stand out, accelerate your marketing efforts, and measure your impact with customers. Sign in as an MPN member for access.

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Your Microsoft Partner Network membership details, all in one place
The new Partner Summary Report provides you with a snapshot of your partner membership, and helps you manage your relationship with Microsoft. The information you need about membership details, training, benefits, competencies, and sales/pipeline are provided in a single, comprehensible, easy-to-navigate place.

Calendar through July 3

Refer to the July Hot Sheet for a comprehensive, frequently updated training schedule, and check out our weekly post that highlights upcoming training and training-related resources.

Week of June 22

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Week of June 29

Monday, June 29

  • No events planned at the time this post was published. Check the Hot Sheet for an updated schedule.

Tuesday, June 30

Wednesday, July 1

Thursday, July 2

Friday, July 3

  • No events planned at the time this post was published. Check the Hot Sheet for an updated schedule.
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