Dell is Gearing Up for the Worldwide Partner Conference

It’s that time of year again for Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) and Dell is excited to be participating alongside our longstanding partner. WPC brings together Microsoft’s top partners to focus on key trends that are top of mind for our customers including Cloud, Social, BI/Big Data, and Mobility & Devices. From July 13-17, Dell representatives will be in Washington, D.C. to partake in conversations around these trends and showcase the innovative technologies that benefit our customers. This is always a great event for Dell and we have a busy few days planned. 

At this year’s conference, we will offer on-site demos of our products and solutions designed to enable customers working in Microsoft environments. The Dell Booth will also feature a device bar which offers a hands-on experience with Dell solutions, a “Solutions in Action” vignette featuring the healthcare industry and will have multiple Dell experts on hand who can provide insight into the exciting technologies Dell and Microsoft offer. You also don’t want to miss the chance to win a Dell Venue 8 Pro during our daily giveaways.

Dell is thrilled to announce that we won an award for Windows 8 Application Developer of the Year for  the vaccination app which improves efficiency and accuracy in creating new patient records, tracking vaccination details and integrating information to existing billing systems at 4,800 Rite Aid stores nationwide. Stop by Microsoft's mobility booth to check out the award-winning app first hand. Plus Dell has been named a Public Sector Partner of the Year Award finalist in the Education category for our one-to-one computing solutions that benefit students at Clear Creak Independent School District, and in the health category for solutions created by the Dell Japan team.

Aside from all the excitement taking place at the Dell booth, our experts will be participating in several speaking sessions to offer best practices and tips for customers on topics such as big data, SI, Microsoft Lync and Windows. Cheryl Cook, Vice President of Global Channels & Alliances will also be keynoting a luncheon aimed at women in technology. Here are some opportunities to see Dell in action at WPC:

Mobility and Devices Track Keynote: Winning with Mobility – Microsoft Solutions for the Future of Business
Time: Tuesday, July 15th, 10:30 a.m. Location: Ballroom B
Details: Are you prepared to meet the rising demand for mobility in the market? For your customers this means mobile devices, cloud solutions, improved security, ease of manageability, a seamless user experience, and applications to fit the needs of modern business. We will show you how Microsoft is powering the future of business. Learn about our product roadmap, incentive programs, and key investments that will enable you to capture new opportunities, increase revenue, and improve profitability.  Dell’s Windows 8 Application Developer Partner of the year award win will be highlighted in a video during this keynote. 

Want to build a Windows 8.1 practice? Let us help you reduce cost and risk
Time: Tuesday, July 15th, 2:30 p.m.   Location: 142
Details: Are you a systems integrator that is looking to build out a Windows 8 practice in the most efficient way? Do you want to understand what the sales, marketing, and deployment opportunities are for Windows? Do you have questions about how your peers are making money from Windows 8 opportunities? If you answered yes to any of those questions, then come and join Jim Whitmoyer and Shawn Parker from the Dell Services team as they discuss Windows 8 best practices and need-to-knows.

Women in Technology Luncheon
Time: Wednesday, July 16th,  11:30 a.m.   Location: Grand Ballroom A-C
Details: Join the International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners Women in Technology for a special charity event featuring guest speaker Cheryl Cook, Vice President Global Channels & Alliances, Dell.  During the luncheon you will have the opportunity to learn about the work and make a gift to the Partners for Good Challenge, which benefits YouthSpark organizations including Girls Who Code. Girls Who Code programs are an innovative approach to computer science education pairing intensive instruction in robotics, web design, and mobile development with high-touch mentorship and exposure led by the industry's top female engineers and entrepreneurs.

The benefits of adding Microsoft Lync voice to your portfolio
Time: Wednesday, July 16th, 2:30 p.m.    Location: 140A
Details: Dell Services’ Michael Przytula will join a panel of industry experts as they discuss ways to grow your business by adding a Lync practice to your portfolio. Following 38 fiscal quarters of double-digit growth and being called the #1 UC Voice Market Leader, come learn what all the fuss is about. Existing O365 Partners are encouraged to attend.

Microsoft Partner Network Training: Enabling Success through Partner Skills and Capability Development
Time: Wednesday, July 16th, 2:00 p.m. Location: 151AB
Details: Dell Services alliance executive Julie Watkins will join the MPN Training team to discuss partner training best practices. The MPN Training team has been busy this year developing new, innovative ways for you to learn about Microsoft products, solutions, and competencies. Take an in-depth look into the learning and development resources available to Microsoft partners. Many programs and tools are available online and at no charge for Microsoft partners, including learning paths, infographics, and gamification. 

Come and join us for an exciting week of innovative conversations and new offerings at our Booth #401 and we look forward to seeing you in Washington D.C.!

If you’re unable to join this year, please connect with Dell at the conference by following @dellchannel, @jeffsullivan, and the hashtag #DellWPC on Twitter, and blogs on Dell4Enterprise.  

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