For all Worldwide Partner Conference 2011 attendees, Yesterday WPC Connect site as well as the WPC Connect Wall went live.
“Through WPC Connect, you can search for other WPC11 attendees based on a number of criteria and then schedule meetings with them either at designated WPC Connect tables or at any other impromptu meeting location of your choice. In addition, there’s a “Maintain my WPC Events Calendar” button to let you view and maintain all of your meetings in one central view, along with being able to view keynotes, sessions, and personal calendar items you establish as part of your WPC11 experience so time management is even easier for you at WPC11. Speaking of making it easier, there’s even a “Download to Microsoft Outlook” link on your Personal Event Calendar page so that you can bring your WPC11 calendar into Outlook for easy integration and viewing.”
When you visit your WPC attendee page, now there’s an option to opt in for WPC Connect and the WPC Connect Wall (the wall requires you to upload a picture so people can find you). Once you opt in, you can quickly access both WPC Connect and WPC Connect Wall directly from the Digital WPC by clicking on the “Connect tab:”
From the Connect page, you’ll have quick access to your WPC Connect page to start performing your searches and establishing your meeting requests, as well as the WPC Connect Wall to view and search for attendees there.
Another really nice feature for this year is the Bing Maps version of WPC Connect that lets you find partners by specific geography.
[Source: Microsoft SMS&P Partner Community Blog]