Heading to WPC this year in Los Angeles


SMB is the Place to Be – Come meet the team supporting SMB space



As a Microsoft partner who focuses on small and midsize business (SMB) customers, you won’t want to miss Thursday, July 14, at the 2011 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC). Get a firsthand look at the Microsoft technology road map to help you plan strategically. Engage with Microsoft executives, team members, and other partners to learn best practices.


NEW THIS YEAR: Deep-Dive US SMB Sessions Designed for You


Engaging with U.S. SMB to Drive Revenue Growth in FY12


clip_image002Time: 10:30 – 11:30am

Room: LACC 151/152

On Thursday, July 14th Join Cindy Bates, Vice President of U.S. Small and Medium Business—along with the U.S. SMB leadership team—to hear about this year’s SMB channel strategy and engagement model. We’ll be talking about marketing initiatives and engagement opportunities in your region, and hearing from regional general managers as they showcase some of our partners’ best practices and success stories. Our session concludes with special guest speaker, Gary Vaynerchuk, The New York Times’ Best Selling Author of “The Thank You Economy” and world renowned Wine Expert, Founder “winelibrary.com.”


Winning the Cloud—Building a Successful Microsoft Cloud Practice

Time: 1:30 – 2:30pm

Room: LACC 515AB

This session is designed to help you better understand how to identify and close cloud opportunities. See how you can take advantage of Microsoft partner readiness resources to successfully embrace growing demand for the cloud.


Effective Strategies for Growing Your Business Through the SMB Channel + Networking Reception with Special Wine Tasting

Time: 3:00 – 5:30pm

Room: LACC 515AB

Learn effective strategies and best practices for growing your business through the SMB channel. You will hear from a panel of Distribution, VAR and ISV experts regarding how they are changing their business models and approach to partnering to align to and prepare themselves for the growth in cloud services. Also learn how to generate new customer prospects and develop new business opportunities through local business and trade organizations with Microsoft Community Connections.  We’ll end with an exciting networking reception from 4:30 – 5:30, including a wine tasting with guest, Gary Vaynerchuk.


Join Us for a Chance to Win!

§  The first 200 partners who come to Cindy Bates’ keynote on Thursday, July 14 will receive a signed copy of Gary Vaynerchuk’s book, “The Thank You Economy.”

§  Stop by the SMB Engagement and Ready-to-Go Marketing Kiosks in the US Lounge to learn about key resources for US SMB Partners. Visitors will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win exciting prizes raffled during the Channel Development networking reception. *Must be present to win.


We hope you will plan to join us. – and we look forward to seeing you in Los Angeles.


Register today at: http://sessions.digitalwpc.com/topic/list?keyword=USKN1

For additional US Events: http://sessions.digitalwpc.com/topic/list?categories=US%20Partner


TS2 Team – Long, BVA, J.J., Josh, Rob, Ron, Steve, and Woody



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