While the Microsoft Dynamics Convergence conference is just around the corner coming up in April, it's not to early to start thinking about the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC). This year's conference hails from Washington, D.C. on July 11-15, 2010.

Mark your calendars! The nomination submission period for 2010 Microsoft Dynamics WPC awards begins February 22, 2010. The Microsoft Dynamics WPC Partner Awards recognizes partners for each of the 6 Microsoft Dynamics products plus 6 specific strategic industries: Manufacturing, Distribution, Financial Services, Professional Services, Public Sector and Retail. This is a unique opportunity for you to showcase your Microsoft Dynamics solutions.

Award winners and finalists benefit from increased press coverage and market recognition that may drive new business opportunities. To qualify, Partners must profile their solution in solution profiler, have an active MBS competency and must nominate their organization and their solutions between February 22, 2010 and April 2, 2010.

Start preparing your nomination now by reviewing and preparing responses to questions asked in the nomination process. To see these and other information on the WPC awards visit PartnerSource.

On a side note, I definitely feel for the folks on the US East Region battling the massive amounts of snow! As of Wednesday, Baltimore had 72.3 inches so far this winter, the D.C. area had 54.9 inches, and Philly had 70.3 inches. As of Monday, my own backyard (Fargo, ND) had received only 44.9 inches of snow this winter. WOW!!!

--Kevin