Q: What Clothing Retailer Outfitted Ernest Hemmingway and Teddy Roosevelt?
c) JC Penney
d) Abercrombie & Fitch
Level Set on Experiences
Q: What Hotel/Motel Chain had sales greater than the combined total of McDonalds, Burger King, Kentucky Fried Chicken in 1965
d) Howard Johnson
e) Motel 6
Partner Evangelism Mission Key Pillars Satisfaction Adoption Scale Mission Develop an ecosystem of partners that value a relationship with Microsoft and are passionate about what they can deliver to our customers
Microsoft BizSpark Microsoft BizSpark is a global program designed to help accelerate the success of early stage Startups, providing:
Development tools and production licenses of server products with no upfront costs* and minimal requirements
Community Support : Startups get access to BizSpark through hundreds of Network Partners - active members of the global software ecosystem with a track record at helping early stage startups
Professional Technical Support from Microsoft.
Startups have the opportunity be profiled and promoted on the BizsparkDB , an online startup directory, where Microsoft will promote promising startups to an audience of potential investors, clients and partners.
www.microsoft.com/BizSpark *Enrollment in the program is free. Microsoft will assess a USD$100 program offering fee at exit .
Ramp Up Training
Ramp Up is a free, online, community-based learning program
Tracks: SharePoint for Developers, VS2008, 2005, .net
Graduation Awards – discounts on select exams, E-Learning collections, Training Kits etc.
Front Runner for Innovate On User Experience
Client runtime technologies - Silverlight, WPF, IE 8, Vista
Profiling in Pinpoint
FR RTG Marketing Campaign
Cast Study Development
Key Microsoft Developer Events February 09 MSDN Developers Conference San Francisco, CA February 23 MSDN Event Azure Anaheim, CA February 26 PhizzPop Los Angeles, CA February 20 March 09 SxSW Austin, TX March 13 – 22 Mix 09 Las Vegas, NY March 18 – 20 Web 2.0 San Francisco, CA March 31 – April 3 May 09 Industry DevCon New York City, NY May 5 – 6 TechEd North America Los Angeles, CA May 11 – 15 July 09 WPC New Orleans, LA July 13
Azure User Groups
Explore the future of the Web with fellow developers and designers at MIX09 ! The Venetian Hotel, Las Vegas / March 18 – 20, 2009 / Pre-Event Workshops March 17 Event Registration - $1395 USD Workshops - $295 USD
Who Should Attend
MIX is for web designers and web developers representing top web sites, web start-ups, interactive agencies and other organizations that do business on the Web, including: frog design, Yahoo!, MySpace, Baidu, ESPN.com, Metaliq, Adobe, Digg, Facebook, schematic, Netflix, Fidelity, NASA, Amazon.com, and many, many more.
/ Connect with Microsoft and industry thought-leaders in the web space
/ Learn about the future of Microsoft’s web platform and tools
/ Plan my company’s investment in technology
/ Network with industry professionals
What’s New for MIX09
/ Learn from and connect with more external speakers than ever before
/ Explore key topics for web professionals, including user experience design methodologies, standards-based web development techniques and creating rich internet and client applications
/ See the future of Microsoft’s web platform and tools, including Silverlight™, Internet Explorer®, Expression®, ASP.NET, Windows 7 and Windows Azure and others.
http://visitmix.com/2009 Register by 2/13 and Save $400 Use RSVP Code: MIX09offer
What online properties or offline trade communications do you consult today to help direct your business strategy by allowing you to stay connected with industry trends and market opportunities?
In what ways would you recommend we change our communication strategy to more clearly and efficiently improve our dialog with you. Online/Offline, email/direct mail, web, blogs, social communities, newsletters are all examples of how we try to reach out to you today. Which ways are better, which do you ignore, how should we change?
How can we help you better navigate Microsoft’s partner relationship?
We often hear partner networking is an area of considerable interest to our partners, i.e. the ability to identify partners in your own backyard and learn of their capabilities in an effort to partner with them on future opportunities where your skill sets complement each other. Would you agree?
Azure platform services / cloud computing is the stated direction of Ray Ozzie and Microsoft as a whole. Where do you see opportunities for your business.