If it’s July, then you know two things.  First, Your friends at Microsoft are getting ready for another mind-blowing partner conference.  Second, there is going to be a world-wide presence at the SharePint event. 

Even though the first rule of partner conference is that you’re allowed to talk about what happens at partner conference, it’s still worth talking about what’s going to happen with SharePoint at this year’s event.

First:  The web site for WPC is http://digitalwpc.com. imageSecond: Monday afternoon is when the SharePoint sessions are scheduled for.  Prime time – day one.

Two additional sessions will be held on Tuesday

We have a couple offered at the same time, so you will have to clone yourself to hear them all, but here is the schedule…

July 12 3:30PM Jared Spataro Partner Opportunity with SharePoint for Internet Sites
July 12 5:00PM Eric Swift Why Every Partner Should Have a SharePoint Offering
July 12 5:00PM Jared Spataro Understanding Microsoft Business Intelligence and Customer Momentum
July 12 5:00PM Howard Beader Duet Enterprise for SharePoint and SAP: Partner Programs and Opportunity
July 13 3:30PM Steve Fox Business Application Opportunity
July 13 5:00PM Steve Fox Leveraging Business Application Platform Technologies

If you can only attend one, I think that you have to attend Eric Swift’s session.  Some of you may have heard about his great presentation at AIIM Expo 2010 a couple of months ago, but even if you didn’t, this is an opportunity to get to know the SharePoint GM and to hear about his passion and energy around SharePoint. 

The Expo hall is open that evening, probably with some buffet eats, then go out and grab some dinner, and meet everyone at SharePint at WPC10Smile

This year’s version of SharePint will be held at the Rocket Bar, 714 Seventh Street, NW, Wash DC.  8PM start time.

Tell your SharePoint partners – and let’s meet at the unsponsored, anything goes, off the record, SharePint!

 

As for the Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of WPC10, well, you’ve have to find me at the SharePoint booth.  Look me up, and let’s talk about how your product can integrate best with SharePoint!

The SharePoint partner ecosystem is gaining momentum and strength every week it seems, with more and more product releases making their debut on the SharePoint 2010 application platform. 

Have a safe trip, and I’ll see you in Washington DC at WPC10!