We are less than three weeks away from the 2016 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference! To make the most of the five-day conference, the WPC team has compiled resources to help you plan for both your time on-site at the conference and off-site exploring Toronto.

WPC Connect Tool

The WPC Connect tool can help you plan your session schedule and identify the key partners you’d like to meet with while in Toronto. Head to the “What is Connect?” page for guidance and frequently asked questions.

While you’re planning your schedule, be sure to flag these opportunities to learn more about Microsoft’s support for open source technologies and how this translates into big opportunities for our partners:

  • CE404t: DevOps in the Cloud Era – Get started with Dev Ops on Azure (Sunday at 5:30pm – 5:50pm, Theater 3)
  • CE401: Growing your cloud business on Azure through Linux and Open Source software (Monday at 2:30pm – 3:30pm, 202A-D North)
  • CE402: Microsoft & Red Hat: accelerating partner sales and creating new opportunities (Monday at 4pm – 5pm, 203A-D North)
  • CE403: Big Data Infrastructure on Azure with Open Source Software (Wednesday at 1pm – 2pm, 205CD North)
  • CE406t: Get Started with Red Hat on Azure (Wednesday at 2:30pm – 2:50pm, Theater 3)
  • CE405t: Containers on Azure – Get Started with Azure Container Service (Wednesday at 3pm – 3:20pm, Theater 3)

WPC Conference Guide

When in Toronto, use the WPC 2016 Conference Guide as a go-to reference for information, including the conference agenda, venue maps, shuttle schedules, WiFi credentials, and more.

During the Expo, connect with us at the Microsoft + Open Source booth in Microsoft Central to learn more about how Microsoft’s approach to working with open source technologies creates monetization opportunities for cloud partners.  We’re fortunate to be side-by-side this year with Red Hat, who will be demonstrating their solutions and discussing partner opportunities in the booth.

“Know Before You Go” Guide

For a comprehensive overview of WPC logistics, check out the WPC 2016 Know Before You Go guide. You’ll find tons of helpful information, covering everything from transportation and attendee badge pick-up to a list of Toronto’s top attractions and child-friendly destinations.

If you haven’t registered yet, there’s still a few days before prices go up. If you register before June 27th, you can enter discount code PTGNGW7M to get $200 off the fee. With past attendance reaching 16,000 attendees from 140 countries, no other conference grants you more prospects for face-to-face networking with both partner peers and Microsoft employees.

Looking forward to seeing you in Toronto! Here’s a couple ways to stay connected with the Microsoft Open Source Sales and Marketing team:

Openness Blog: Stay up-to-date on key open source-related announcements leading up to and during WPC.

@OpenAtMicrosoft: Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter!