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  • Worldwide Partner Conference
    New Orleans
    T-11
    Pre-briefing, July 2nd
    Mille, Mechelen
  • BELUX 2009
    69 individuals of partners
    49 partners organizations
    20 Microsoft employees
    27 GM/CEO/Managing partner level
    2 people of press (IT Pro, Datanews)
    Only 2 women…
    7/6/2009
    2
    Attendee Overview
  • Overview participants
    More then 4800 partners registered
    WE partner registration: 824
    109 countries represented
    7/6/2009
    3
    Attendee Overview
  • TimeActivity
    8am – 8pm Registration Opens
    10am – 5pm Connect meetings can be booked – Tables located in Hall B, next to Regional Lounges
    1pm – 5pm Day of Giving Activities
    5pm – 6pm International Association of Microsoft Certified Partners (IAMCP) Membership Meeting
    6pm – 8pm Microsoft and Partner Meet and Greet @ Convention Center
    7/6/2009
    4
    Sunday July 12: Arrival – first activities
    Best thing to do: Register on Sunday
  • Day of Giving Activities
    Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Wall of Hope
    Help paint predesigned murals alongside teachers, students, and local artists.
    This will be combined into a “Wall of Hope” and installed at Carver High School
    when complete
    Location: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
    Time: 1:00–5:00 P.M., Central Time
    Offsite Rebuilding Activities in the 9th Ward of New Orleans
    Help a local elementary school (Arise Academy Charter at Charles Drew) with classroom
    rehab—assisting in their computer labs and installing a wireless network, outdoor painting,
    landscaping
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    5
    Sunday July 12: Arrival – first activities
    Interested? Update your registration & bring appropriate clothing 
  • Evening activity
    8:00 PM – .... Jean Lafitte’s blacksmith shop
    Authentic bar
    Bourbon Street
    Oldest building still standing in the entire Mississippi Valley
    In the past: a ‘front’ for more lucrative, extra-legal pursuits
    Live Jazz Band!
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    Sunday July 12 – Warming up ....
  • TimeActivity
    7am – 8pm Registration Opens
    7am – 8:15am Breakfast
    8:30am – 11am Vision Keynotes
    Allison Watson,
    Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Partner Group
    Bill Veghte,
    Senior Vice President, Windows Business Group 
    Bob Muglia,
    President, Server and Tools Business
    Stephen Elop,
    President, Microsoft Business Division
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    Monday July 13: 1st Conference Day
  • TimeActivity
    11m – 11:30 Break
    11:30 – 12:30 Solutions Value Keynotes
    Chris Capossela,
    Senior Vice President, Information Worker Product Management Group Bob Kelly,
    Corporate Vice President, Infrastructure Server Marketing Todd Peters,
    Corporate Vice President, Mobile Communications Marketing Group Rich Reynolds,
    General Manager, Windows Marketing
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    Monday July 13: 1st Conference Day
  • TimeActivity
    12:30 PM – 2 PM Lunch
    2 PM – 3 PM Solutions Value Keynotes (Ctd.)
    Kirill Tatarinov,
    Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Business Solutions Neil Charney,
    General Manager, Application Platform and Development Jason Zander,
    General Manager, Visual Studio, Developer Division
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    Monday July 13: 1st Conference Day
  • TimeActivity
    3 PM – 6 PM Solutions Tracks Breakout Sessions
    (Includes 30 minute breaks between sessions)
    Application Platform (6 sessions)
    Business Leadership (3 sessions)
    Business Productivity (6 sessions)
    Core Infrastructure (6 sessions)
    Microsoft Dynamics (6 sessions)
    Mobility (2 sessions)
    Sales and Marketing (3 sessions)
    Small and Midsize Business Solutions (2 sessions)
    Software-plus-Services (4 sessions)
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    Monday July 13: 1st Conference Day
    Go To Schedule Builder and choose your sessions up-front
  • Monday July 13: Exploring New Orleans
    Evening activity
    5:00 – 5:30 pm Pick up at Convention Center for ‘historic’ Sightseeing Tour
    6:30 pm Arrive on Canal Street , board Natchez
    7:00 - 9:00 pm Cruising down the Mississippi river with
    music, drinks and diner
    9:00 pm Natchez Docks Portside Bourbon Street
    9:00 pm- .... .....
  • 350 (!) Sessions available
    Different types of sessions
    Breakout Session [228]  
    Business Model Keynote [4]  
    Hands-on Lab (Self Paced) [41]  
    Instructor Led Lab [47]  
    Value Keynote [9] 
    Different entry points for searching sessions
    7/6/2009
    12
    Schedule Builder
  • 7/6/2009
    13
    Schedule Builder: www.digitalwpc.com
  • You can easily synch with Outlook
    Select a session and add them to you outlook calendar!
    No seating guarantee, first come, first serve
    7/6/2009
    14
    Schedule Builder – Create personal agenda
  • TimeActivity
    7am – 8:15am Breakfast
    8:30am – 11am Vision Keynotes
    Allison Watson,
    Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Partner Group
    Steve Ballmer,
    Chief Executive Officer  
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    Tuesday July 14: Day 2
  • TimeActivity
    12:30 – 2 PM Lunch
    11:30 – 12:30 Solutions Value Keynotes
    Chris Capossela,
    Senior Vice President, Information Worker Product Management Group Bob Kelly,
    Corporate Vice President, Infrastructure Server Marketing Kirill Tatarinov,
    Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Business Solutions Rich Reynolds,
    General Manager, Windows Marketing Neil Charney,
    General Manager, Application Platform and Development
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    Tuesday July 14: Day 2
  • TimeActivity
    12:30pm – 2pm Lunch
    12:30pm – 6 pm Expo Hall opens
    2pm – 6pm Solutions Tracks Breakout Sessions
    Application Platform (7 sessions)
    Business Leadership (3 sessions)
    Business Productivity (3 sessions)
    Core Infrastructure (8 sessions)
    Microsoft Dynamics (9 sessions)
    Mobility (3 sessions)
    Sales and Marketing (4 sessions)
    Small and Midsize Business Solutions (3 sessions)
    Software-plus-Services (4 sessions)
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    Tuesday July 14: Day 2
  • Evening activity
    6:00 – 7:00 pm Happy hour in Sheraton
    7:00 – 7:30 pm Depart Sheraton for Swamp Tour
    7:30 pm Arrive at Manchac
    7:30 – 11:00 pm Authentic Creole Dinner at Frenier’s Landing &
    Swamp tour
    11:30 - … Arrive at Sheraton Hotel or Afterparty Location 
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    Tuesday July 14: Haunted Night
  • TimeActivity
    7am – 8:15am Breakfast
    8:30am – 11am Vision Keynotes
    Allison Watson,
    Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Partner Group Jack Welch (guest speaker)
    Author, Business Visionary, and former CEO of General Electric Kevin Turner,
    Chief Operating Officer  
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    Wednesday July 15: Day 3
  • TimeActivity
    11am – 11:30am Break
    11:30 – 12:30pm Segment Value Keynotes
    Simon Witts,
    Corporate Vice President, Enterprise and Partner Group Steven Guggenheimer,
    Corporate Vice President, Original Equipment and Manufacture Division Linda Zecher,
    Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Public Sector Martha Béjar,
    Corporate Vice President, Communications Sector  Birger Steen,
    Vice President, Worldwide Small and Midsize Business & Distribution
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    Wednesday July 15: Day 3
  • TimeActivity
    12:30pm – 2pm Lunch
    12:30pm – 6 pm Expo Hall opens
    2pm – 6pm Segment and Industry Breakout Sessions
    Enterprise Partner (12 sessions)
    Industry – Manufacturing and Resources Sector, Fin services, Distribution (3 sessions)
    Industry – Distribution and Services Sector (3 sessions)
    Industry – Communications Sector: Telecommunications, Media & Entertainment
    (6 sessions)
    Industry – Communications Sector: Hosting (3 sessions )
    Original Equipment Manufacturers (3 sessions)
    Public Sector – Education, government, healthcare (10 sessions)
    Small and Midsize Business Partner (9 sessions)
    Certified Partners for Learning Solutions (2 sessions)
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    Wednesday July 15: Day 3
  • Evening activity
    6pm – 7pm Happy Hour @ Sheraton
    7pm Walk from Sheraton to French Quarter
    7.30pm – 10.30pm PAM Dinners
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    Wednesday July 15: PAM Dinners
    Tonight, get the best dining in New Orleans!
    You have the chance to eat in one of the best restaurants New Orleans has to offer.
  • TimeActivity
    7am – 8:45am Breakfast
    9am – 10:30am Regional Keynotes (Western-Europe)
    10:30am – 11am Break
    11am – 12pm Business Model Keynotes
    12pm – 1:30pm Lunch
    1:30pm – 5:30pm Business Model Breakout Sessions
    Certified Partners for Learning Solutions (4 sessions)
    Digital Agency (3 sessions)
    Independent Software Vendor (3 sessions)
    LAR's Distributors and SAM Partners (7 sessions)
    System Integrator (3 sessions)
    Web Development (3 sessions)
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    Thursday July 16: Day 4
  • Agenda
    4pm – 4:15 pm Welcome & gathering
    4:15pm – 4:35pm     Introduction by Steven Stokmans &
    Wolfgang Ebermann
    4:35pm – 5:20pm Preview of Belux priorities FY10
    5:20pm – 5:50pm Q&A Belux & WE management
    5:50pm – 6:00pm Belux awards & Wrap-up
    6:00pm – 7:30pm Jazz Fest
    7:30pm - ….  Belux Celebration
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    Thursday July 16: Belux Meeting @ Convention Center
  • A valuable WPC: it’s in the preparation...
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    www.digitalwpc.com!
  • Networking Opt-In
    Must opt in to participate; book meetings or invited to meetings
    Personalized Calendar
    Create your free/busy schedule
    Synchs with Session Scheduler
    Networking Profile
    Populated with Registration Data
    Unique sets of Partner and Microsoft data records
    Ability to modify data for WPC Connect purposes only
    Arrange a Meeting
    Search for attendees, review free/busy schedules
    Determine location for the meeting, book the meeting
    Meeting Summary
    Summary view of all meetings you have booked and attendee status
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    WPC Connect = Networking @ WPC
  • 7/6/2009
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    WPC Connect Log In Screen
    Need Windows Live ID you used during Regisration
  • 7/6/2009
    1
    WPC Connect Overview Screen
  • 7/6/2009
    1
    Create your own personalized calendar to show your Free & Busy times
  • 7/6/2009
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    Schedule a meeting
  • NEW ORLEANS
    7/6/2009
  • Betsy, George, Rita?
    One of the oldes cities in the States
    Founded may 1718
    469,605 households or 88.1% of its pre-Katrina levels
    Hot, humid summers
    Located on the banks of the Mississippi River
    Mardi Gras (fat Tuesday)
    Famous ‘French Quarter’
    Jazz fest
    ‘Best restaurants’ in the United States
    The most vulnerable city in the States, when it comes to
    hurricanes
    New Orleans in a nutshell
    More info in the WPC Booklet!
  • Catching-up
    7/6/2009
  • Who is your buddy?
    Check it out in the Belux WPC Booklet
    Part of your personal info
    Contact your buddy:
    When you forgot where to be @ what time
    Whenever you have other practical questions on Belux acivities
    When you are lost & lonely 
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    Catching Up – Your Microsoft ‘Buddy’
    Make sure you have your buddy’s phone number for any practical questions
  • 7/6/2009
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    Catching Up – Meet us in WE Launge
    And watch out for the Belgian flags when seating for the keynotes!
  • Catching Up – Belux Activities
    July 12, 8pm Walk from Convention Center to Jean Lafitte’s
    July 13, 5pm Pick up out of Convention Center (out of hall C /D)
    July 14, 6pm Happy Hour @ Sheraton – Haunted Night
    July 15, 6pm Happy Hour @ Sheraton – PAM Dinner
    July 16, 4pm Belux Afternoon Session @ Convention Center (room #345, 3rd floor)
  • Catching Up – Belux Activities
    New this year: Belux page on ‘Digitalwpc’
    Follow-us on Twitter: Beluxwpc
  • Prepare your trip... Only 11 days to go
    Your bag for New Orleans
    Belux Jacket
    Will keep you warm 
    Easy to find other Belux attendees
    WPC Booklet Belux Delegation
    More info on New Orleans
    Overview of Belux Delegation (MS + partners)
    Overview shuttle services
    In-flight entertainment
    Take it with you for you & your colleagues when you leave tonight
  • Prepare your trip... Only 11 days to go
    Check your International Passport
    Must be more than 6 months valid
    Register online: https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov
    Opt-in & profile yourself in WPC Connect
    Schedule your agenda (Schedule Builder)
    Plan your meetings (WPC Connect)
    Accept the Belux calendar invites
    Pack your bags
    Be mentally prepared for a trip you will never forget!
  • Questions?Liend@microsoft.com
    7/6/2009