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An entrepreneur’s journey into grid computing and partnering with Microsoft, by John Powers

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At the Microsoft WPC in Denver

July 10th, 2007 · No Comments


I’m in Denver today for the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, which starts tomorrow.  The big event this year, or course, will come on Wednesday, when we find out who will be the 2007 ISV Innovation Partner of the Year!  Did I mention that Digipede is a finalist?  Digipede is a finalist.  So are worthy contenders Fractal Edge and Tecnologia de Gerencia Comercial S/A.   

Today I’m attending the pre-conference Worldwide Industry Partner Forum, an event with more industry-specific content.  Surprisingly good content, and good advice on how to navigate Microsoft’s organization to work effectively with Microsoft and to win business together.  While there is a lot of complexity in the way Microsoft aligns its own staff to products, markets, roles, locations, campaigns, initiatives, programs, plans, commitments, and whatnot — it’s worth understanding a lot of it.   

I went to the “welcome reception” tonight, and was pleased to observe that food was abundant; let’s hope that’s a sign that the buffalo meat of Denver lasts longer than whatever was for lunch in Boston last year. 

If you’re here in Denver, just email me (john at digipede dot net) or call my cell 510-326-1761 and we’ll find a way to get together. 

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