For those of you coming to New Orleans with me this year. It’s time to begin planning your activities for the 2009 Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC). Visit the new WPC landing page—your central planning location for this year’s conference.

Start by building your session calendar around the topic areas that are important to you. This year’s tracks and sessions will provide detailed information about new Microsoft products and technologies, and offer deep competitive information to help you develop your plans and strategies for the coming year.

Then, connect with other partners and Microsoft to forge new relationships, by scheduling collaboration meetings with conference attendees through *WPC Connect. With more than 11,000 expected meetings scheduled during the conference this year, WPC Connect offers you the opportunity to build new relationships, expand your customer base, share best practices, and develop new revenue streams.