Microsoft Inspire 2018 – My Session Recommendations #3 – Windows 10 and Devices


It's time for #3 in this series of posts, this time the focus is Windows 10. The two former posts are Microsoft Inspire 2018 – My Session Recommendations #2 – Windows Server and Microsoft Inspire 2018 – My Session Recommendations #1 – Microsoft 365 Security Sessions, both of which I will update as new sessions are added to the agenda.

WIN12t - Drive customer conversations around modern desktop, using Windows Analytics

Description

Engage your customers on modern Windows and Office and staying up-to-date. We showcase the Modern Desktop Assessment kit, which is based on Windows Analytics and discuss how it can assist you to drive customer conversations as they consider the move to, and support of, Windows 10 and Office ProPlus.

Partner Outcome

How to convey the value prop of modern desktop to customers, deploy Windows Analytics, utilize Windows Analytics data to land the value prop

WIN03 - Get to know the Windows 10 modern deployment and management story

Description

Learn what it means to modernize deployment and management of Windows 10 and Office 365 ProPlus using the Microsoft 365 platform. In this session we discuss topics including Windows Autopilot, Azure Active Directory, Microsoft Intune, Office 365 ProPlus, and the Microsoft Store for Business. We take a look at bridging techniques to build a path between traditional and modern IT to ensure your customers can start their journey towards the modern desktop.

Partner Outcome

Understand the Microsoft vision for Windows 10 Modern deployment and management with the Microsoft 365 platform.

WIN01 - Microsoft 365 and the modern desktop opportunity

Description

A modern desktop is powered by Windows 10 and Office 365 ProPlus—always up to date with insights and security powered by the cloud. We believe Microsoft 365 provides customers with the most productive and secure computing experience for businesses and helps IT better manage devices and data, at lower costs. Learn how Microsoft 365 can transform how you deliver modern desktop customer offerings to your customers.

Partner Outcome

Gain business success with Microsoft 365 and Windows 10.

WIN06 - The power of the Windows 10 platform: Developing and extending applications for building modern experiences on Microsoft 365

Description

Windows 10 is a primary and high-value platform for commercial development enabling wonderful native capabilities to meet critical enterprise needs. Existing code, skills, and resources can be easily adapted to the Windows 10 platform and investment here will have long continuity. Hear specific guidance to start modernizing from Win32 apps, web assets, mobile/cross-platform, and application server back-end and fit within the digital transformation initiative.

Partner Outcome

Getting the most our of modern applications. Learn about the developer roadmap (e.g. .NET, Visual Studio), and future innovation strategy.

WIN11t - Build services offerings around modern desktop

Description

Learn how to build service offerings related to modern desktop, by utilizing Microsoft 365 product capabilities. We showcase how you can utilize services such as Windows Analytics and products such as Windows Defender ATP, to create customer solutions.

Partner Outcome

How to build project and managed services around modern Windows and Office, Device as a Service, and security infrastructure management.

WIN07 - Windows and Microsoft 365 Business: How simplified management = increased security and partner opportunity

Description

In this session we dive into the role of Windows and device management as part of Microsoft 365 Business addressing common questions and feedback. Learn how a simplified device management of Microsoft 365 Business helps fortify the security of business PCs generating tons of new partner opportunity.

Partner Outcome

Specifics on Microsoft 365 Business offerings and what's included, and options. Follow up "how to" theater session referenced.

WIN08 - Taking a data driven approach to application compatibility on Windows 10 and Office 365 ProPlus

Description

Microsoft has a rich collection of data-driven tools (Windows Analytics Upgrade Readiness, Ready for Windows, and more) to catalog your enterprise applications as you test, and determine which ones are compatible with the latest Windows 10 and Office 365 ProPlus builds as your organization adopts the latest semi-annual channel (SAC). These tools can even help you identify which apps are ready for deployment as well as candidates for modernizing. Come find out how to adjust your development and r

Partner Outcome

Analytics tools to help you manage your business.

WIN09 - Achieve better business performance and results with Microsoft Edge

Description

According to the Forrester Total Economic Impact 2017 report, customers that switched to Microsoft Edge gained up to 11X ROI. Learn how Microsoft Edge is the faster, safer, modern browser designed to get work done easier on the web to improve business results.

Partner Outcome

Deepen Edge product knowledge and capabilities.

WIN17t - Windows Insider Program: Get the latest program offering information

Description

So you think you know ALL the ways to be successful as a Microsoft partner? Well, we have a secret to share with you. Welcome to the Windows Insider Program. We discuss the history and success stories of the program in a non-boring way AND share with you some shiny new offerings of the program for special partners (ahem, Cohorts-as-a-Service, ahem). If you’re ready to differentiate yourself from your competitors, come see us today!

Partner Outcome

How to become a Windows Insider and the benefits of joining.

DEV01 - Windows commercial devices: What’s in them for you?

Description

What is a modern device and why should you care? See how Windows commercial device options for every worker can help grow your business and delight your customers. Plus, learn more about the extensive Microsoft investments and marketing support for your sales success.

Partner Outcome

Grow your business through selling Windows commercial devices.

DEV02 - Moving your customers from Windows 7 to Windows 10: Your opportunity starts with devices

Description

The facts are clear: the end of Windows 7 is the beginning of your opportunity to sell new devices. In this session, we introduce new research about what customers want and need, and share strategies you can start using today to help move them to new Windows 10 commercial devices. We also provide an overview of what resources are available to enable you to have productive conversations with your customers.

Partner Outcome

Prepare yourself to sell new Windows 10 commercial devices.

DEV04t - Power up your business by selling Windows 10 Pro for Workstations

Description

The latest member of the Windows family addresses the needs of power workers such as data scientists, CAD professionals, researchers, and designers. Learn more about Workstations: what it is, how (and why) to sell it, the product roadmap, and a demo of key features.

Partner Outcome

Be ready and sell Windows 10 Pro for Workstations.

DEV05t - Steal our pitch for Windows 7 end of life (EOL)

Description

Discover what Windows end of life (EOL) means to your customers. Learn how the modern commercial device story plays into EOL, and what resources are available to enable you to have productive conversations about EOL with your customers.

Partner Outcome

Be able to pitch the Windows 7 EOL story to your customers and turn opportunity into profit.


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