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Agenda for #WPC09 today, Monday, July 13th

image_3[1] For all of you @WPC09 this week, here’s a quick overview of the agenda for Monday, in case you didn’t look it up on Digital WPC:

Just a quick reminder, my Contest for FREE STUFF kicks off this morning (Monday).  Have you found me yet?  Who knows, I may even be giving out some free clues on where I am through my Twitter account in the morning…  Here’s a brief reminder of the prizes at stake:

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  • Registration Hours: 7:00am – 8:00pm

  • Schedule Meetings using WPC Connect on 7:00am – 6:00pm

  • Breakfast: 7:00am – 8:15am

8:30am – 11:00am Vision Keynotes:

  • Allison Watson, Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Partner Group, Microsoft

  • Bill Veghte, Senior Vice President, Windows Business Group, Microsoft 

  • Stephen Elop, President, Microsoft Business Division, Microsoft

11:00am – 11:30am Break

11:30am – 12:30pm Solutions Value Keynotes

  • The Business Productivity Opportunity: The Next Wave, Your Customers, and You, Chris Capossela, La Nouvelle C

  • Maximizing Your Opportunity with Core Infrastructure, Bob Kelly, Auditorium B

  • Microsoft Dynamics: The Power of Possibilities, Kirill Tatarinov, La Nouvelle AB

  • Mobility Solutions, Todd Peters, Auditorium A

  • Windows 7 Business Opportunities, Rich Reynolds, Auditorium C

12:30pm – 2:00pm Lunch

2:00pm – 3:00pm Solutions Value Keynotes

  • Application Platform Optimization, Neil Charney, Auditorium A

  • The Business Productivity Opportunity: The Next Wave, Your Customers, and You, Chris Capossela, La Nouvelle C

  • Microsoft Dynamics: The Power of Possibilities, Kirill Tatarinov, La Nouvelle AB

  • Windows 7 Business Opportunities, Rich Reynolds, Auditorium C

3:00pm – 3:30pm Break

3:30pm –4:30pm Breakout Sessions

  • AP001 Accelerate the Sales Cycle with Microsoft Application Platform Optimization (Room 281-282)

  • AP003 How to Increase Profits and Enhance User Experience with Microsoft Silverlight (Room 278-280)

  • AP005 Extend Your Application to the Cloud with SQL Azure Database (Room 220-222)

  • AP017 Windows 7: What You Need to Know to Get Your Products Ready (Room 235-236)

  • BL001 Become a Trusted Advisor and Win Big Business (Room 225-227)

  • BL002 Shuffle the Deck: Using Turbulent Times to Sharpen Your Most Valuable Asset (Room 228-230)

  • BP001 The Simple Side of Microsoft SharePoint (Room La Louisiane AB)

  • BP002 Accelerating Sales Cycles with Partner-Ready Campaigns and Tools (Room 208-210)

  • BP003 Microsoft Exchange and the Partner Business Opportunity (Room La Louisiane C)

  • CI001 Infrastructure Executives “Unplugged”: Q&A with Bob Kelly, Corporate Vice President of Infrastructure Marketing (Room 243-244)

  • CI002 Discovering New Business Opportunities with Windows Server 2008 R2 (Room 252-254)

  • CI003 Windows Server Portfolio for SMB: Which Server Is Best for Your Customer (and You!) (Room 255-257)

  • DYN001 Exploring the Microsoft Dynamics ERP Opportunity (Room 271-273)

  • DYN002 Exploring Today’s Microsoft Dynamics CRM Opportunity (Room La Nouvelle AB)

  • DYN003 Unleash Your Sales Potential (Room 277)

  • MOB001 Explore the Upcoming Release of Windows Mobile 6.5 (Room 238-239)

  • SM005 Connecting to the Microsoft Partner Network (Room La Nouvelle C)

  • SMB001 Increase your Service and Sales Opportunities in SMB with Windows 7 Professional (Room 218-219)

  • SS001 Software-Plus-Services: Bringing it all together across MS Online Services, Partner Hosted and Windows Azure (Room 217)

  • SS002 Unified Communications in Software-Plus-Services World (Room 215-216)

3:30pm –4:30pm Hands-on Lab Sessions

  • HOL103 Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V) (Room 262)

  • HOL124 Integrating Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Spatial Support with Microsoft Virtual Earth (Room 264)

  • HOL130 Excel 2010 for Business Intelligence and Data Analysis (Room 263)

4:30pm – 5:00pm Break

5:00pm –6:00pm Breakout Sessions

  • AP004 How to Grow Your Business by Winning the Platform against Oracle (Room 281-282

  • AP006 What’s New in Microsoft BizTalk Server 2009 (Room 265-268)

  • AP018 Consolidating Microsoft SQL Server 2008: The ‘Why’ and the ‘How’ for Partners (Room 278-280)

  • BP004 Business Productivity: Driving Your Business Forward with the Next Wave of BP Solutions (Room La Louisiane AB)

  • BP005 Reducing Costs and Maximizing Revenue with Office Business Applications (Room 208-210)

  • BP006 Information Management with Microsoft SharePoint and FAST (Room La Louisiane C)

  • CI004 Secret to Partner Success: Infrastructure Stories from the Street (Room 243-244)

  • CI005 Data Center Management in a New Economy (Room 252-254)

  • CI006 Using Optimized Desktops with Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 to Solve Customer Challenges (Room 255-257)

  • DYN004 Grow Your Business with Microsoft Dynamics GP (Room 277)

  • DYN005 Grow Your Business with Microsoft Dynamics NAV (Room 275-276)

  • DYN006 Grow Your Business with Microsoft Dynamics AX (Room 271-273)

  • MOB002 Experience Windows Phone Devices and Applications (Room 238-239)

  • SM001 Proposing to Win (Room La Nouvelle C)

  • SM002 Turn Up the Heat on Your Prospecting: Harness the Power of Referrals (Room 228-230)

  • SMB002 Help Your Customers Reduce IT Costs and Risks and Strengthen Your Business (Room 218-219) – My Session

  • SS003 Lap around Windows Azure, Business Edition (Room 220-222)

  • SS004 How to Guide Customers through the Software-Plus-Services Decision Making Process (Room 215-216)

5:00pm –6:00pm Hands-on Lab Sessions

  • HOL107 New Windows Phone Capabilities (Room 262)

  • HOL120 How and When to Bring in Microsoft Financing (Room 264)

  • HOL125 The Data Mining Add-in for Excel 2007 – A Hidden Jewel for your SQL Server 2008 Customers (Room 263)

6:00pm – 8:00pm Expo Hall Launch Celebration – NEW!

Hopefully I will see you around @WPC09!  Remember to find me Monday morning to take part in my Contest for FREE STUFF as well and to join me for the SMB002 session Monday afternoon.  Sorry in advance to all of the @Microsoft folks, because the prizes are for Partners only.  You can still come by and say, “Hi,” though as I would love to catch up with all of you.

Thank you and have a wonderful day,

Eric Ligman – Follow me on clip_image002 clip_image004
Global Partner Experience Lead
Microsoft Worldwide Partner Group
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