Friday, 13 July 2012

Microsoft WPC 2012: Day Four

Firebrand had an enriching experience, learning about Microsoft’s plans for the following year. We engaged and focused around what matters most – taking advantage of the opportunity we have to succeed together. 1.5 billion people use Microsoft products every day, and now Microsoft wants to help us target the other 5.5 billion.

Our checklist:
  • We’ll continue networking and engaging with partners via WPC Connect and engage with the online community via DigitalWPC
  • Compete to win and drive customer satisfaction
  • Focus our attention towards: Windows 8, Office 365 in the cloud, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Phone 8
  • We’re gearing up for the Windows 8 RTM release the first week in August and general availability at the end of October
  • Top 8 tech trends: Cloud, Data, Social, Natural Interaction, Ecosystem of Computers, Consumerization of IT, Connectivity, and Machine Learning
  • Understand the MPN Competency Updates
  • Familiarize ourselves with the new MPN branding
  • Nominate 500 eligible non-profits serving youth in their communities for the What’s Your Cause Challenge