It was my first Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) 2012. I was very excited about the conference and Toronto. There were 16,000+ attendees from all around the world in the Toronto convention center downtown. By participating at such an event you will understand partners are the key to Microsoft’s success. It was an eye opener to see so many software and hardware partners gathering for one conference – IBM, Dell, Lenovo, Sony, Fujitsu… you name it.
The Microsoft SAP Alliance team really did a great job organizing the agenda including meetings with joint partners, participation of keynotes and sessions in WPC which kicked off Microsoft’s biggest launch year ever. The picture below describes the biggest launch year in Microsoft’s history – the new FY13 for Windows 8, Windows Phone, Azure, Office 15, Surface, Skype, Yammer, Halo 4, just to name a few.
My mission in WPC was to meet with Duet Enterprise partners in Toronto. Not only rolling out the latest Duet Enterprise information but also capturing valuable feedbacks from our Duet Enterprise partners to improve SAP-Microsoft joint partner program.
A very positive aspect is that partners are investing more and more on Duet Enterprise as it is gaining more traction in the market. Indeed, SAP and Microsoft share a significant customer base and our partners can definitely benefit from integrating SAP and Microsoft technologies together using Duet Enterprise.
As I was carefully listening to our partners, I realized that it will be great benefit to provide an overview of SAP and Microsoft Duet Enterprise joint partner program to the general audience, meaning the existing partners and future soon-to-become Duet Enterprise partners. Just for them to take benefit of our existing program activities that we jointly invested a lot of resources.
So here is blog No.1 for Duet Enterprise partner program – Overview of Level Approach Duet Enterprise Partner Activities.