By Vuzion, Microsoft Inspire 2017 Headline Sponsor
- Microsoft 365 is the new complete, intelligent, secure solution created to further empower employees. Unveiled by Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella, at the Vision Keynote Monday 10 July, Microsoft 365 brings together Office 365, Windows 10 and EM+S (Enterprise Mobility + Security), with Microsoft 365 Enterprise (E3 and E5) available from 1 August 2017, and Microsoft 365 Business from autumn 2017 (preview from 2 August).
- The Partner Center is going to be the single "pane of glass", with the Managed Partner List, Microsoft Partner Network, Microsoft PinPoint and Partner Incentive Portal all moving the Partner center.
- Bringing together disparate internal teams into one, holistic organisation and built on three pillars - Build-with, Go-to-Market, and Sell-with - Microsoft's new sales organisation One Commercial Partner (OCP) "harnesses our partner expertise and knowledge - technical, marketing, business development, and programs," Ron Huddleston, CVP One Commercial Partner.
- The requirements for GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) compliancy (25 May 2018) represent a $3.5 billion opportunity for partners.
and that Microsoft's focus for FY18 is on these key solution areas:
- Modern Workplace
- Business Apps
- Apps and Infrastructure
- Data and AI.
Craig Gordon, adds, "A key phrase we'll take away, is from the Office 365 CSP Pre-Day, 9 July and Simon Sinek's quote that people don't buy what you do, they buy why you do it - that Microsoft is encouraging us to focus on the value proposition and fixing business problems - not selling products."
At Vuzion we'll be looking at all the announcements and topics in more detail in the coming weeks and at our post-Inspire event, Inspired, in London Thursday 10 August 2017, where Vuzion will be joined by Microsoft experts to discuss in depth these key learnings and takeaways.