Now that the Windows Vista and Office 2007 have been released the team will be spending a lot of time getting ready for the various programs we will be sponsoring during the second half of the the year (our fiscal year). For the partner community we have several events coming up that you should start planning for now.
MIX07 will be April 30 through May 2 in Las Vegas. MIX is designed to facilitate an open exchange of ideas between presenters and attendees. Like last year, expect to hear from some of the most successful and innovative practitioners on the Web. At MIX, you can talk firsthand to Microsoft executives (or give them a piece of your mind) and rub shoulders with a whole host of influential Web personalities, business leaders, analysts and venture capitalists. If you would like to join us visit http://visitmix.com/. Several members of the ISV team will be on hand to address the needs of the partner community.
Worldwide Partner Conference moves to the Mile High City this July. Last year, more than 7,000 partners attended the sold-out Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in Boston to share their enthusiasm, exchange ideas, learn, as well as connect with their peers and Microsoft. Year after year this event has grown to be one of the most valuable partner interfaces in our industry. We invite you to participate in the excitement, growth and opportunities that will be offered at Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2007! http://www.microsoft.com/partner/events/wwpartnerconference/. We are working on some pretty cool programs that will be announced at WWPC.
PDC07 starts on October 2, 2007 in LA. This one of my favorite Microsoft events for the developer community. http://msdn.microsoft.com/events/pdc/.
Platform Strategy Review (PSR) - I've had a lot of question about this one. Yes we will start doing this one annually. We are tentatively aiming for Spring of 08 so stay turned for more information.