imageWelcome, everyone, to Worldwide Partner Conference 2014 Day 1 here in the fantastic Washington, D.C.! As is the case every year, I am very excited for another WPC together with you all and looking forward to connecting with you here in D.C.. Remember, I’m looking forward to the 2014 Fantastic People of Worldwide Partner Conference, so be sure to come up and say, “Hi,” while you’re here and let’s grab a picture together for this year’s collection.

Here are a few things that you should know for today:

  • BREAKFAST: You’re going to need your energy here at WPC, so be sure to start your day off with some breakfast. It will be a long day of networking, connecting, getting great info, etc., so get your nutrition to start the day. We are serving breakfast in the Verizon Center from 7:00 – 9:30 am today.
  • REGISTRATION: Don't have your badge yet? Registration is open today from 7:00 am – 6:00 pm in the  Convention Center on the Street Level.
  • SHUTTLES: Shuttles run today from 6:45 – 9:00 am, then 4:00 – 6:00 pm today. Remember that there are no shuttles during the middle of the day.
  • VISION KEYNOTES: Today's Vision Keynotes run from 8:45 – 11:30 today in the Verizon Center. If you’re unable to be here in person, we will be streaming these live online, so be sure to join us there.
  • LUNCH: Will be served from 11:30 – 2:00 on Lower Level (The Commons) of the Convention Center
  • THE EXPO, CONNECT, and REGIONAL LOUNGES: Are open from 11:30 – 5:30 on the Lower Level of the Convention Center in The Commons
  • DETAILED SESSION LIST: You can see the detailed session list for today in the WPC Session Catalog. (NOTE: This is a real-time view of sessions. We will continue to update with new sessions and some session titles and descriptions may change.)
    • If you want to download a PDF of the session list, you can do so by clicking HERE.
  • CLOUD TRACK KEYNOTE: 1:00 – 2:00 in the Convention Center
  • BIG DATA AND BUSINESS LEADERSHIP TRACK KEYNOTES: 2:30 – 3:30 in the Convention Center
  • CONFERENCE STORE: Open from 11:30 – 5:30 in the  Convention Center on the Street Level.
  • HAPPY HOUR: Join us to wind down the day together from 4:30 – 5:30 on Lower Level of the Convention Center in The Commons

Be sure to follow along with the excitement and news online today through social media by following and tweeting with the #WPC14 hashtag on Twitter, and be sure you have my Microsoft Info Partner Mobile App installed on your Windows Phone to get the latest updates from hundreds of Microsoft leaders, teams, individuals, and more, all in one single place. Also, check out all of my tips on How to stay connected, participate in, and follow all of the amazing Worldwide Partner Conference information!

Welcome again to WPC 2014 and here’s looking forward to another fantastic week together!

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