Microsoft Inspire: cloud innovation

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We’re looking forward to coming together with the Microsoft partner community at Microsoft Inspire on July 19-20. This all-virtual event will bring meaningful connections and conversations as we help partners build your business and celebrate your inspiring impact with customers. As always, our ongoing goal and commitment is to collaborate on new ways to bring people, information, and ideas together to meet customer expectations.   

In addition to sessions focusing on partners’ business growth, this year’s Microsoft Inspire will zero in on the theme of cloud innovation. The Microsoft Cloud offers partners the capabilities to build and serve every customer opportunity from cloud to edge — accelerating customers’ digital transformation journeys through innovative new cloud native experiences, modernization of application and data estates, and migrating infrastructure and mission-critical workloads.   

Our exploration of cloud innovation and its opportunities for partners will be defined by three pillars: 

  • Powering innovation through modernization and migration across the digital estate 
  • The digital imperative in hybrid work 
  • Helping customers streamline security across clouds and platforms  

This focus on the Microsoft Cloud reflects the current global acceleration of digital transformation. We will anchor each individual theme with its own respective breakout session, relevant and open to all partners: 

  • Power innovation across the digital estate (with Jessica Hawk, CVP, Data & AI Product Marketing and Kathleen Mitford, CVP, Azure Product Marketing): Create opportunities through innovative new cloud native experiences, modernization of application and data estates, and migration of infrastructure and mission-critical workloads.  
  • The digital imperative in hybrid work (with Emily He, CVP, Business Application Marketing, and Colette Stallbaumer, GM, Modern Work Marketing): Discover how Microsoft 365, Teams, and Dynamics 365 integrate data, insights, and automated processes to enable better collaboration in the flow of work for every function and line of business.  
  • Help customers streamline their security across clouds and platforms (with Vasu Jakkal, CVP, Security, Compliance, and Identity): Become a trusted advisor to your customers by leveraging Microsoft’s comprehensive security solutions and helping improve their security posture while lowering costs and complexity.  

Additional Inspire sessions on Microsoft Cloud innovation have been designed with specific areas of focus: 

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

Please review the sections below that best describe your organization to find the session(s) that are most relevant to your practice.

If you develop applications:

BRK20: Drive digital and application innovation with Microsoft Azure: Learn how to increase developer velocity with GitHub, build intelligent cloud native apps, and modern existing apps with Azure. 

BRK43: Addressing sovereign requirements with the Microsoft Cloud: Join Corey Sanders, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Cloud for Industry & Global Expansion, for a discussion on trends in digital sovereignty requirements and the opportunity for partners to help public sector organizations achieve compliance. 

If you build and provide services and solutions:

BRK41: Grow revenue by accelerating customer adoption of Azure infrastructure: Learn how Azure can help simplify your path to transform your business and accelerate customer migrations. 

BRK20: Drive digital and application innovation with Microsoft Azure: Learn how to increase developer velocity with GitHub, build intelligent cloud native apps, and modern existing apps with Azure. 

BRK31: Grow your Microsoft Cloud business with Dynamics 365 and Power Platform: Hear how partners are tapping into the rapidly growing Dynamics 365 and Power Platform market to deliver end-to-end, transformative customer experiences. 

If you deliver and transact cloud solutions:

BRK31: Grow your Microsoft Cloud business with Dynamics 365 and Power Platform: Hear how partners are tapping into the rapidly growing Dynamics 365 and Power Platform market to deliver end-to-end, transformative customer experiences. 

BRK40: Differentiate your Security offers with co-marketing investments from Microsoft: Explore the key co-marketing benefits and programs available to drive customer awareness of your offers. 

If you build and deliver devices:

BRK30: Unleash customer service innovations with Dynamics 365, Teams & Nuance: Hear more about the way partners using the latest Microsoft innovations to help customers deliver an enhanced service experience. 

BRK33: Unlock business growth with Microsoft Teams: Discover new ways to build rich, collaborative apps with new Teams Platform capabilities, transform how meetings are run, create new revenue streams with Teams Phone, and grow a frontline business. 

In addition to these sessions, Microsoft Inspire will host interactive experiences for partners in the Connection Zone, including space for local connections, attendee networking, “ask the experts” discussions, and more. Visit the Microsoft Inspire website to register for the event, explore all available sessions on the session scheduler, and learn more about connection opportunities.  

We hope you’ll join us as we deepen our partnerships and build the capacity to accomplish more together. The Microsoft Cloud provides limitless opportunity for our partners and value to customers across every industry. Thank you for being a Microsoft partners and part of this transformation journey.