Yesterday marked the first day of Microsoft’s annual Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC), Microsoft’s premier event for the partner community to network and learn about Microsoft’s roadmap, with nearly 15,000 partners from around the world in attendance. Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO provided a keynote outlining Microsoft’s vision for 2012, with Tami Reller, Corporate Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Windows and Windows Live providing an overview of the opportunities ahead with Windows.
Congratulations to StorSimple, Microsoft BizSpark Partner of the Year at WPC!
One of the highlights of the day included the presentation of the Partner Awards, recognizing top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology. Ursheet Parikh, CEO of StorSimple, leading provider of enterprise cloud storage for Windows infrastructures, was on-stage to accept the Microsoft BizSpark Partner of the Year Award from Steve Ballmer. Congratulations to StorSimple!
BizSpark One: Next-Generation ISVs at Worldwide Partner Conference
WPC represents an opportunity for emerging ISVs focused on the enterprise to meet with partners from the Microsoft ecosystem. Represented at the BizSpark One Partner Pavilion (Booth #1207) at the WPC Expo are the following members of BizSpark One –
§ Apprenda: the .NET platform for SaaS ISVs
§ Artesian Solutions: Social CRM for sales and customer Service fully integrated into Dynamics CRM 2011 delivered through the cloud
§ Broad Digital: Full billing solutions, a subscription billing and payment on Cloud and On-Premise solution on Microsoft Dynamics CRM.
§ Calinda Software: Enterprise microblogging & professional conversations for SharePoint
§ ClickDimensions: Email marketing and marketing automation for Microsoft Dynamics CRM
§ Exceedra: Commercial and supply chain planning and insight
§ Lymbix: Making the understanding of tone in text communication possible
§ Panopto: end-to-end solution for capturing and managing video and other multimedia and delivering them to the audience you choose.
§ Pyramid Analytics: A web-based enterprise BI platform designed for business users:
§ StorSimple: Simple, enterprise class, Azure-integrated storage
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