Check Out The List Of Companies Whose Employees And Representatives Are Banned From Attending Microsoft’s Partner Conference

WPC 2014

Microsoft has organized Worldwide Partner Conference 2014 in Washington, D.C. from July 13-17 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. At WPC 2014, Microsoft’s partners can grow their professional network and their business by networking, learning business building best practices, and honing their expertise with Microsoft solutions. They can learn how Microsoft is betting big on the five trends of the modern IT industry—Cloud, Data, Leadership, Mobility, and Social—and discover where opportunities exist for their business to expand. Even though the conference is open to anyone who gets the passes, Microsoft every year restricts employees of certain companies from attending their events. Last year’s list included Google, Salesforce and VMWare. This year, Microsoft has added Amazon to the list. It is not a surprising move from Microsoft given the fact that they are competing against each other in Cloud Computing industry.

The following companies and their employees and representatives are excluded from pre-purchasing passes for attending and / or participating in WPC 2014 and affiliated events:

  1. Amazon
  2. Google
  4. VMware

Source: WPC via: Citeworld

  • Kaiju of the Grotto

    Amazon’s S3 competes with Azure
    Google competes with everything microsoft
    salesforce…. no idea
    VMWare vs HyperV

    Sounds like MS want’s to keep competitors out.

    • GogoGodzilla

      VMware goes much deeper than just hyper-v. Virtual NOC’s are the next big battleground. competes directly with DynamicsCRM and ERP.

  • tomakali

    wish competitors evolve together and not disrupt eachother.

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