WPC 2011

Day 3 of Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC),  featured special guest speaker Sir Richard Branson, founder and president of Virgin Group and keynotes from Orlando Ayala, Corporate Vice President, Chairman of Emerging Markets, Jon Roskill, head of the Worldwide Partner Group and Kevin Turner, Microsoft COO  focused on the global impact of partners, opportunities in emerging markets and the value of the Microsoft Partner Network. 

In the evening, we hosted a BizSpark networking reception, bringing together members of the local startup community to connect with each other.

Featuring BizSpark One ISVs at Worldwide Partner Conference

With meetings, sessions, demos and more, 10 BizSpark One members at the BizSpark One Partner Pavilion showcased their solutions for the Microsoft partner community at WPC. Here’s more about Apprenda, StorSimple, Calinda Software, Lymbix and Panopto.

ApprendaApprenda: The .NET Platform For SaaS ISVs

Recognized by Everything Channel’s CRN Magazine as one of the coolest cloud computing vendors, Apprenda is the creator of SaaSGrid, the industry’s leading Application Server for Software as a Service (SaaS). As a “new-breed” of cloud middleware, SaaSGrid solves the upfront and ongoing technical and business challenges of delivering software-as- a-service. By smashing significant technical hurdles like single instance multi-tenancy and grid scalability, while at the same time providing “out-of-the-box” application services like billing and subscriber management, application life-cycle management, and much more, SaaSGrid is helping companies achieve sustained market leadership through superior software delivery.

 

StorSimpleStorSimple: One Box for all of your Enterprise Storage Needs – Integrated to Azure

Recognized as the Microsoft BizSpark Partner of the Year and Gartner’s Cool Vendors in Storage Technologies, StorSimple delivers an enterprise cloud storage appliance that enables customers to seamlessly and transparently integrate cloud storage services. StorSimple is based in the Silicon Valley, and is funded by by Ignition Partners, Index Ventures, Mayfield Fund, and Redpoint Ventures. Watch Ursheet Parikh, CEO of StorSimple accept the Microsoft BizSpark Partner of the Year award on-stage with Steve Ballmer at WPC.

 

Calinda SoftwareCalinda Software: Enterprise Microblogging & Professional Conversations for SharePoint

Named Gartner’s Cool Vendor in People-Centered Computing, Calinda Software focuses on the field of collaboration and collective intelligence and presented its new SocialFactor 365 for Office 365 at the Worldwide Partner Conference. Take a tour of SocialFactor here.

 

LymbixLymbix: making the understandin gof tone in text communication possible.  

 Headquartered in Canada, Lymbix specializes in tools that help people and organizations be understood clearly. Featured in TechCrunch, Mashable and more, Lymbix’s ToneCheck add-in for Microsoft Outlook 2007/2010 was designed to alert people of negative sentiment in their message before they press send.

 

PanoptoPanopto: end-to-end solution for capturing, managing and delivering video and other multimedia

Founded in 2007 using technology developed at Carnegie Mellon University, Panopto is a leading provider of rich media knowledge capture and management solutions for the corporate, education, government and healthcare markets. See Panopto’s product in action here.

Follow @bizspark and stay tuned at www.microsoft.com/bizspark to keep up-to-date with news of BizSpark at the Worldwide Partner Conference.

 

Published: 7/14/2011 5:35 PM