Tag: Microsoft

WPC 2016 Day 3 Keynote

Welcome to the Wednesday keynote at WPC, the Microsoft partner conference. This keynote is usually very business, strategy and competition based. It was usually the stage for COO (and head of sales) Kevin Turner, who recently left Microsoft to become the CEO of a finance company. We’ll see how his replacements handle this presentation in…

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WPC 2016 Day 2 Keynote

Scott Guthrie I join this session late, and Guthrie is talking about the growth of Azure’s data platform before segwaying to EMS, renamed to Enterprise Mobility + Security. Julia White She is showing off features from the new E5 plan (Q4 2016). Azure Information Protection adds classification to the protection of Azure RMS (being upgraded…

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WPC 2016 Monday Keynote

Welcome to day 1 of the Microsoft WPC 2016, Microsoft’s sales motivation/education event for partners of Microsoft (ISVs, system integrators, OEMs, ODMs, hosting/cloud, distributors, resellers, etc), being held in Toronto, Canada. I’m in the office in Dublin, watching the stream – I don’t attend WPC because it is a sales event, but sometimes there can…

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MVP Award – Year 9

I received word this afternoon that I was awarded MVP status by Microsoft for my 9th year. What is an MVP? According to Microsoft: For more than two decades, the Microsoft MVP Award has provided us an opportunity to say thank you to independent community leaders and to bring the voice of community into our…

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