Live Blog WPC 2009: Windows 7 and Wave 14 Training (Dale Goff and Phil Webb) #WPC-CPLS
Posted by Rubel Khan on July 16, 2009
17:02 Dale and Phil kicking off their session…
Dale is our director of product planning; Phil is our channel marketing team manager.
17:05 Where do our sales volumes come from? Asia 25%; EMEA 40%; LATAM 10%; North America 25%
17:09 Courseware we’re releasing this year will generate $900 million in revenue for CPLS over the next three years!
North America: $244M
17:12 IDC: E-learning will grow 7% over 3 years; ILT flat over 3 years
17:15 Early content coming on Win7, Exchange, SharePoint, VS, Office, WS2008 R2, SQL 2008 R2 – 27 MOC titles (131 new days); 31 certs; 66 books; 30 snacks; 51 learning plans… plus community authored courses.
17:18 Already available: First looks for Win7 (6289, 6290), Win 7 developer courses (50218, 59219), Update course (6291); TS course for Win7 (6292). July through Sept: Enterprise Desktop Admin (6294), EDST7 (6293), Deployment (6288)
17:19 Just for Win7 – $212M in revenue opportunity for CPLS over next three years (NA $59M, EMEA $100M, LATAM $9M, Asia $44M)
17:20 Upgrade market: 500K MCPs in WinXP, over 109K certified in Vista
17:21 Exchange: First Looks available now (10133, 10134), with five-day courses coming soon: TS course 10135, Design and Deployment 10233. We will not build courses on Exchange Online migration, security and compliance, or high availability and recovery—these are community authoring (CWL) opportunities! Means $60M in revenue over next 3 years; 190K people certified on Exchange 2003/2007; 180K students took Exchange 2003/2007 courses
17:24 SharePoint: First Looks and HOLs for both IT Pros and Developers out before Dec. 2009; Then full IT Pro and developer track by June 2010 (ten days for IT Pros, ten days for developers). $90M revenue opportunity for CPLS over next 3 years; 40K IT Pros certified today, 60K students taught.
17:27 MS courseware by volume:
Windows Server: 33%
Windows Client 12%
SQL Server 12%
Visual Studio 11%
17:31 Course details—names, numbers, dates, length, etc.—on http://www.mslcampaignfactory.com today!
17:34 Phil’s turn now…
17:36 MCT Virtual Summit in June—58 sessions over 48 hours, 1,000 attendees, six languages. We will do it again next spring!
17:39 MSL Sales 210 “Selling Training on Windows 7” coming August 18, 2009; also 10 additional sales academy sessions plus podcasts
17:43 Announcing a new credential for CPLS salespeople – details coming soon!
17:46 Announcing Event Connect – new event series, engine/tool for CPLSes holding marketing events
17:48 Announcing “Get on the Bus – Season 2” – crossing Europe in October/November 2009 – details on how to participate soon!
17:50 Other events through Event Connect: product launches, career development, STEP events for Windows 7, user group collaboration
17:54 Event Connect launches on August 15th at http://www.MicrosoftTrainingEvents.com (nothing there yet). will drive event leads to CPLS!
17:58 Intregrated, synchronized sales/marketing calendar
17:59 Announcing: 25,000 copies of Windows 7 Ultimate – free in our courseware, from October 2009 through June 2010. $8.75M in free software!
18:00 Announcing: Free WS2008 R2, SQL Server 2008 R2 NFR in select courses – $68M total investment, 85,000 units!
18:06 Show over for the day… off to the CPLS party tonight… join us tomorrow for more!
Stay tuned for news and announcements throughout the show!