Chris and Alex attended the first UK Partner Conference on Monday 25th November 2013. Previous to this, on Friday we had the pleasure of welcoming Chris Rothwell to our headquarters who is the Channel Development Group Manager, Small and Medium Business for Microsoft. He came in for a partner meeting to discuss the TechQuarters strategy and how we fit into the Microsoft vision.
On Monday, at the UK Partner Conference on Monday. The Managing Director Michel van der Bell and Clare Barclay, UK General Manager gave presentations on how Microsoft their strategies for moving forward and what this movement means for the Microsoft Partners for the year ahead.
Microsoft highlighted on the various devices and services of the company. An interesting fact that was mentioned throughout the presentation, was that the first Surface had been developed in 2009, but was not planned on being released for the next 5-6 years. This shows how forward thinking Microsoft has been in terms of how technology and the company was going to evolve.
Furthermore, at present there are 50,000 businesses are using Office 365 today in the UK alone. Microsoft is convinced this number will continue to grow steadily in the years to come.
We are looking forward seeing how Microsoft will continue to evolve in the upcoming years.