At WPC in Houston five years ago, we started talking about the growing importance of cloud computing. Each year since, we have amplified our “embrace the cloud” message to partners while aggressively landing a strong portfolio of Microsoft cloud services.
Today, cloud is a natural part of every customer conversation and it’s only going to accelerate:
To capitalize on this customer opportunity and compete effectively, every Microsoft partner must be able to sell and deliver solutions that are fully or partially cloud based. Given that, we are making a number of updates o the Microsoft Partner Network that ensure all partners are cloud capable.
To further complement these changes and the scaled connection our partners have via the Microsoft Partner Network online, we are also taking large steps to improve (1) Partners’ online experience as to how we capture and display your information and how we communicate with you; and (2) Improving and driving greater consistency and effectiveness around the technical benefits and support we provide our partners.
If you are attending WPC you will see these changes come through in numerous sessions. Also, based on brand new IDC research, we are going to provide unique insight for partners on how to build a truly profitable cloud business. Regardless of whether you are in Houston or not, I strongly encourage you to attend (or watch digitally) Jon Roskill’s Vision Keynote Wednesday (July 10th) where he will share tips and tricks on how to make this real.
If you are in Houston, please attend the MPN Value Keynote Wednesday afternoon (July 10th) where Anders Spatzek and I (as well as Brad Rappell, CEO of InverseCurve in Australia) will walk through all the key MPN changes for FY14 mentioned above in alignment with Microsoft’s overall strategic direction.
Our team is ready to answer questions and help you understand how the updates will impact your business. Please visit us at the Microsoft Partner Network Booth CC#11 or go here to review all the changes happening in the Microsoft Partner Network.
As always, thank you for your partnership and commitment.