For This Week in BPOS News we are focusing on the biggest Microsoft event of the year, the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference. The WPC was held in Washington D.C. this past week and is the main forum for Microsoft and the Microsoft partner community to discuss and learn about the upcoming year. It is also a great place to learn about best practices through networking and lectures. Don’t worry if you were unable to attend the Worldwide Partner conference this year because we have three great links that will make you feel like you were there.
1. Next Generation BPOS
Our first piece of BPOS news comes from a familiar source. Our very own MSOnline blog posted an article written by Kayvaan Ghassemieh, Senior Product Manager at Microsoft. Kayvaan writes his blog post from the Worldwide Partner Conference and unveils “New Stuff” that has been announced. Kayvaan covers the new capabilities of the next generation BPOS and also discusses how to get ready for the next major service update. The new capabilities and updates he discusses include
- Office Web Apps
- Exchange Online
- SharePoint Online
- Office Communications Online
- Platform Updates
Kayvaan writes an important story that has received an enormous amount of views so far. Make sure you take a look at his blog post to get a sneak peek what is coming in the near future for BPOS.
2. Microsoft Offers Partners Assistance To Make The Jump To Cloud Computing
Are you a Microsoft Partner? ChannelWeb writer, Rick Whiting, explains how a couple announcements this past week will help partners move to the cloud:
Microsoft Tuesday unveiled channel program tools, sales support services and other resources to help channel partners make the transition to become cloud service providers.
Rick focuses on corporate vice president of Microsoft, Jon Roskill, and his presentation during WPC. During Jon’s keynote address he drew attention to partners and their stories. This article dives into a couple partner conversations that were held on stage at WPC. This is a great read for any current or prospective Microsoft Partner. Also, if you’re a partner, how do you feel about the announcements made from Jon Roskill?
3. WPC 2010 Videos
Catch up on all the speakers, keynotes and sessions at the WPC 2010 Website. There are loads of great videos, Power Points and other WPC 2010 resources. I also love the Social Section feature on the site that allows you to see what the social media buzz is surrounding WPC.
What are your thoughts on WPC? What did you take away from the lectures and keynote speeches? Leave a comment below.
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