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MPN Live, WPC12 Edition. Here’s how to join us and send me your Top 5 for the daily recap shows.

imageEver since we launched MPN Live at last Worldwide Partner Conference, it has continued to grow and become a favorite of partners around the world. Here at Worldwide Partner Conference 2012, we’re taking MPN Live even bigger, bringing you three live shows streaming out across the web Monday through Wednesday this week and a wrap up show on Thursday. We’ll be streaming the MPN Live sessions on Digital WPC home page, and also on our WPC Faceboook page. As usual, we’ll have a collection of Microsoft, analyst, media, and partner attendees joining us for each show, but here’s a new twist for you. You now have the opportunity to participate throughout WPC12 in setting the topics for MPN Live through the power of social media! Here’s how, plus more on what to expect on MPN Live this week:

MPN Live Show times:

Monday –> Wednesday

  • 8:30 – 9:00 am EST – Pre-keynote session to kick off the day
  • 11:00 – 11:30 am EST – Post Vision Keynote session
  • 5:00 – 5:30 pm EST – Day In Review session


  • 1:00 – 1:30 pm EST – WPC12 wrap-up session

I will be hosting the 5:00 MPN Live Day in Review sessions each day and here’s how you can participate in shaping those shows. As you go through the day at Worldwide Partner Conference, whether it be something you heard in one of the Vision Keynotes, or maybe in a session you attended, or a conversation you had at lunch or in the hallway, send me tweets throughout the day and let me know the best/most interesting things you heard from that day. We’ll be collecting them throughout the day and bring the top items we hear from you to the 5:00 end of day recap shows as some of the items to discuss. To make it really easy, you can just copy and paste the sample tweet below to get started, then just add your item/s to the end and send it out:

A #WPC12Top5 item @EricLigman: [INSERT ITEM HERE] #MPNLive

As I mentioned, we’ll have some great Microsoft and partner attendees joining us for the MPN Live sessions. Here is who you can look forward to seeing and hearing from during these sessions:





  • 1:00 Session:
    • Hosts
      • Max Long (President MSFT Canada)
      • Kat Tillman (@katlen)
    • Analyst:
      • Darren Bibby (IDC)
      • David Senf (IDC)
    • Partner:
      • Kartik Shah (Bitscape) (India)
      • Cristiano Knott (2S Inovações Tecnológicas) (Brazil)

You can always join our MPN Live conversations online through the power of social media by including the #MPNLive hashtag in your MPN Live tweets and following the #MPNLive hashtag on Twitter. Oh, and speaking of social media, be sure to check out my post about getting the most out of Worldwide Partner Conference 2012 through social media.

I ‘m looking forward to seeing you all this week throughout Worldwide Partner Conference 2012 and online through social media.

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