Thursday, July 12, 2012

Microsoft WPC 2012: What happened on Day 3

Day three of Microsoft WPC 2012 began with Jon Roskill as the keynote speaker explaining how partners and Microsoft will work together in the coming year. Kevin Turner talked about how Microsoft plans to make cloud service ready and implemented for every person, every device, and every business.

Here’s a summary of the big announcements of the day:

IDC Study: IDC issued a report showing that an average 50-person Microsoft partner business with approximately US$5-10M in revenue and 2-5 competencies can realise US$320,000 in value directly attributable to MPN benefit utilisation.

Tools to Compete and Win: Microsoft is committing itself to help partners succeed by delivering solutions above competitors in the market including growing virtualization growth at twice the rate of VMWare and outdueling Google Apps with Office 365.

MPN Competency Updates: Microsoft has updated its MPN Competency, including a new Application Development competency, a new Collaboration and Content competency, an evolved Desktop competency, and a revamped Digital Marketing competency. 

New MPN Branding: Microsoft has announced new partner strategy and programs, implemented with partners in mind.

Microsoft Translator: Commercial availability of the Microsoft Translator Hub is now available.

Windows Server 2012 Innovations Showcase:
Over 20 partners showcased applications and hardware supporting the new capabilities of Windows Server 2012.

To watch the live stream or to catch the day’s talks, visit: DigitalWPC