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The Fantastic People of Worldwide Partner Conference 2015. Thank you for joining us!

imageThank you to all of the amazing Microsoft Partners who joined us in Orlando for Worldwide Partner Conference 2015! As always, one of the biggest highlights of the entire event for me is being able to see and connect with you, our Microsoft partners and influencers from around the world, whether I knew you before or if this was my first time meeting you. In addition to having the opportunity to meet you, I love hearing the incredible stories you all share with me about yourselves, your companies, your successes and your plans for the future are inspiring and exciting at the same time.

Continuing on the now annual tradition that began several years ago as just an experiment (Connecting with others – A HUGE value of #WPC10 (Look who I found), I am very happy to bring you the collection of pictures from the Fantastic People of Worldwide Partner Conference 2015. For those not familiar with The Fantastic People of WPC concept, it is quite simple. Since building connections is such a huge value of WPC and for me, being fortunate enough to get to spend time with all of the partners from around the world, I offer to capture pictures with partners at WPC that I meet and share them here on my blog to thank them for being there and to help build virtual connections. This is a virtual introduction of these partners and WPC attendees to you and you to them and my “Thank you” to all of you for not only being at WPC, but also for being one of our highly valued Microsoft Partners and Worldwide Partner Conference attendees..

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With Darren Bibby of IDC
With Mary Jo Foley
(@MaryJoFoley) of ZDNet
With Scott Bekker
(@ScottBekker) of Redmond Channel Partner
With Richard Hay
(@WinObs) of Penton Technology
With Barb Levisay
(@blevisay) of Redmond Channel Partner
With Jan Spring and Nancy Williams from eFolder
(@efolder), Jamison West (@jamisonwest) of Arterian, and Harry Brelsford of SMB Nation (@SMBNation)
With Jeff Shuey
With Tiffany Wallace (Ingargiola)
(@TiffanyWI) of New Horizons
With Christine Bongard (
@cdbongard) of QTS
With Tim Martin and David Jeffreys of Action Point Software, Ltd.
With Jeff Hilton
(@KnowledgeCircl) from Alliance For Channel Success
With Anders Trolle-Schultz (
@TrolleSchultz) from Odin
With Bill Hole (
@USLicensing) of US Licensing Group
With Andy Trish
(@AndyTrish) formerly of NCI Technologies, now part of an exciting new adventure.
With Carl Mazzanti (
@cmazzanti), Jennifer Mazzanti (@JMazzanti) of eMazzanti, and the next generation of Mazzanti’s
With Christian Buckley
(@BuckleyPlanet) from Beezy
With Guy Gregory
(@GuyGregory) of The Final Step
With Greg Starks (
@gregstarks) of HP
With Srdjan Stosic of E-Smart Systems
With John Krikke
(@JohnKrikke) of Onward Computer Systems
With Jon Rivers
(@jon_rivers) from Data Masons
With Mark Aschemeyer of Beezy
With Charlie Ramirez
(@charlieramirez) of Team Venti
With Kevin Fream (
@kevinfream) of Matrixforce
With Dave Seibert of IT Innovators
With David Gersten
(@dsgersten) of Bond Consulting Services
With Jeff Baker and Cort Baker of General Networks
With Juan Rodriguez (
@IDTcorp) of Integrated Digital Technologies, Karen Chastain (@karenchastain) of EpiServer, and Tiffany Wallace (Ingargiola) (@TiffanyWI) of New Horizons
With Melanie Gass a.k.a “The Microsoft Princess”
(@MSFTPrincess) formerly of CenterPoint Solution, but now brand new to Microsoft.
With Jason Lambiris
(@JasonLambiris) of Apex Digital Solutions and Pete Zarras (@PZarras) from Cloud Strategies LLC
With Petri Salonen
(@DrSalonen) of TELLUS International, Inc
With Rajeev Perera (
@RajeevPerera) of Microsoft
With Shelley Svien of EPiServer
In honor of our dear friend we lost this year, who was always a joy to have as part of “The Fantastic People of WPC” and an honor to have known and called a friend, Dino White, from our last WPC together.

Thank you again to you all, our Microsoft Partners and influencers from around the world, for everything you do each and every day to transform our world through enabling others to achieve and exceed their goals through the adoption and use of Microsoft technologies! Also, thank you again for taking the time out of the busy WPC week to stop by, come up, and grab a picture as part of the Fantastic People of WPC15 Collection. I am looking forward to seeing you all again at Worldwide Partner Conference 2016 next year and meeting even more of you, our Fantastic People of Worldwide Partner Conference. Until then, here’s wishing you all the very best as you continue helping our customers everywhere understand, acquire, deploy, and consume the benefits of technology to ensure they all have incredible success, translating into the same for each and every one of you!

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