Monday, May 5, 2008

Are you going to WPC?

Microsoft's WPC is coming quickly - July 7-10 in Houston to be exact. One thing you may have noticed is the price certainly has gone up a bit. This year it is $1795 to attend. That is pretty expensive for any conference but for those of us serving the SMB market it is very costly. Well your SBSC membership will help defray $400 of that cost - check out the link at

For HTG members - we have a busy week planned there. HTGALL will meet Sunday afternoon from 3-6 PM at the Holiday Inn Convention Center. There will be other events going on during the week - more details as we get closer.

WPC is definitely something you need to do a lot of planning ahead of time in order to get the value of your investment. So if you are going, know your schedule, plan your interaction with other partners and Microsoft folks, have a plan in place so you can recover the cost of your time there. I can honestly say it is one of the most valuable conferences we attend because of the access we have to people but it only happens if we are very prepared before we get to Houston. So do your homework, make the investment, and then commit to making that time and money produce an ROI. It is very possible with some planning and discipline. See you in Houston!

1 comment:

theritzman said...


For those of us who aren't attending, I would be grateful if you could conference call or Live Meeting the HTGALL meeting.

I would try to listen in.

Mike Ritsema