Friday, July 22, 2011
No rest for the weary, eh? We've just returned from Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference in Los Angeles, where we talked process, product, and plans for the future with our friends at Microsoft.
...oh yeah, and we had an award to pick up.
PTC was named the 2011 Microsoft Project and Portfolio Management Partner of the Year Award - truly an honor and something of which we're pretty darn proud. The award marks the hard work of an extended team of talented and dedicated folks working on, or with, Windchill PPMLink. It also marks the second year in a row that PTC has been awarded a Microsoft Partner of the Year Award - no small accomplishment.
And of course, I had a video of my colleague sauntering across stage, accepting our award with grace...oddly reminiscent of this video (including my whistling, of course). But...ah...I was relieved of it when I was relieved of my phone during a lunch meeting at Wolfgang Puck. Wolfgang Puck was extremely gracious, I should mention, and replaced the phone for me - but the moment in history was lost forever.
But you get the idea, I'm sure. In lieu of that, I have the photo above of PTC's Mark Field, Product Management Director for Windchill PPMLink, and Microsoft's Arpan Shah, who leads the Microsoft Project Product Management team. (Thank you to Jan Kalis of Microsoft for the photo - you can read Jan's blog here).
In any case, I'd like to thank the team at PTC, the team at Microsoft, and the team at Pcubed, our fantastic PPM partner. And as always, Microsoft - you throw a great party.