Microsoft Inspire: building a business together

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Microsoft Inspire is our annual event designed specially with partners in mind. Each year, we create this space for partner organizations to come together and make connections, build your business, and celebrate success. This year’s event will be held virtually from July 19-20 and will feature insights from Microsoft senior leaders on new innovations, priorities, and opportunities that attendees can turn into business growth.

As we continue to invest in the expertise, tools, and resources that partners need to succeed in today’s changing industry, we are renewing our focus on unlocking growth through the cloud. Announced earlier this year, we’re evolving the Microsoft Partner Network and renaming it to the Microsoft Cloud Partner Program, which will launch in October. The Microsoft Cloud Partner Program is for all partners and prioritizes the cloud to power customers’ and partners’ success today and long into the future. By aligning our partner offerings with the core solutions and technologies that organizations need, we’re helping partners grow their own environments, migrate to the cloud, and scale how they connect with customers.  

This theme of business growth — made possible by partnering with Microsoft technology, reputation, industry expertise, and global reach — will be a major focus in programming at this year’s Microsoft Inspire. We’ll get things started with the keynote entitled “Drive growth and profitability with a partner-focused business platform,” a discussion bringing together leaders Nicole Dezen, CVP, Global Partner Solutions, Charlotte Yarkoni, CVP, Commerce and Ecosystems, Casey McGee, VP, Global ISV Partner Sales, and Dan Rippey, Director Partner Programs, to explore the latest partner opportunities.

To tailor our partners’ experience at Microsoft Inspire, additional Microsoft Inspire sessions on this topic are designed for four specific audiences:

  • Partners who develop software and applications
  • Partners who build and provide services and solutions
  • Partners who deliver and transact cloud solutions
  • Partners who build and deliver devices

Scroll to the section below that best describes your organization’s work to discover the session(s) that are most relevant to your growth.

If you develop software and applications:

BRK00: The Microsoft Cloud for ISVs: a pathway to success: Get guidance to support your success with Microsoft Cloud across Microsoft Azure, Business Applications, Modern Work, and Security — whether you’re a start-up, mid-size business, or large-scale enterprise. 

BRK04: Make marketplace your growth multiplier: See how your organization can embrace a cloud go-to-market strategy and meet the increasing customer demand for cloud solutions. 

BRK10: Create new revenue channels with partner-to-partner selling: Empower your organization to expand into new markets and do more with the largest network of partners in the industry.

If you build and provide services and solutions:

BRK01: Opportunities for Global System Integrators to drive growth with Microsoft: Learn how to build capacity, increase capabilities with the cloud, and why earning advanced specializations set you apart from your competitors.

BRK05: How to build technical and sales capability in a time-starved world: Navigate the balancing act of maintaining up-to-date technical and sales with the Microsoft suite of skilling options. 

BRK07: How to find success co-selling with Microsoft: Learn about the opportunities to co-sell with Microsoft, what a successful partner profile looks like, and the journey to get there.

If you deliver and transact cloud solutions:

BRK03: Accelerate your business with the Cloud Solution Provider program: Discover how the Cloud Solution Provider program can help you reach new business segments with services, support and change management. 

BRK06: Learn how the Cloud Solution Provider Program can benefit your business: Dive into the opportunities and benefits of the recent transition to CSP new commerce and what to expect in the year ahead.

BRK07: How to find success co-selling with Microsoft: Learn about the opportunities to co-sell with Microsoft, what a successful partner profile looks like, and the journey to get there.

BRK08: Leverage partner incentives to drive growth and profitability: Get a preview of partner incentives for upcoming fiscal year 2023 and how they align to our business priorities, opportunities for you, our partners, and customer requirements.

BRK09: Grow your business with the Microsoft Cloud Partner Program: Explore how new Solutions partner designations can differentiate your business from the competition and help you start receiving new leads.

If you build and deliver devices:

BRK02: How device partners can drive growth on the Microsoft Cloud: Learn how building solutions that work across all types of devices accelerate digital transformation and improve time-to-value for your customers. 

BRK03: Accelerate your business with the Cloud Solution Provider program: Discover how the Cloud Solution Provider program can help you reach new business segments with services, support and change management. 

BRK110: Drive business value and improve experiences with disability inclusion: Join this session to learn how optimizing accessibility features increases Microsoft 365 adoption and how integrating accessible solutions empowers customers, employees, and users with disabilities.

You can learn more about all available sessions using the session scheduler tool on the Microsoft Inspire website. If you haven’t registered to join us yet, we encourage you to sign up today! We hope you’ll join us and learn more about all that the partner network has to offer.

Microsoft partners have been at the center of how we bring technologies and business transformation to customers in markets around the world for decades. We remain committed to investing in resources, programs, and offers that help partners innovate and grow, meet emerging customer needs, and deliver on the promise of digital transformation. Our partnership is the key to accomplishing more than ever before, and we look forward to exploring our shared future at this year’s Microsoft Inspire.