From Microsoft Inspire: 4 tips for marketing in a social media world

Last month, we had the pleasure of spending a week in Las Vegas with members of the US Partner community for Microsoft Inspire. If you’re new to the partner community, Microsoft Inspire is an annual conference where partners from all over the world come to discover what’s ahead for the next fiscal year, get a…


Key takeaways from Microsoft Inspire 2018

Microsoft Inspire 2018 provided an unprecedented opportunity for partners to make meaningful connections with even more of the Microsoft community. As we kicked off our fiscal year together, it was more apparent than ever that partnership is the key to staking a claim on $1.7 trillion of digital transformation opportunity in the U.S. Speakers included…


Top 10 tips to help you prepare for Microsoft Inspire

We built a quick and helpful checklist to help you get the most out of four days of learning, networking, and entertainment with thousands of Microsoft partners at Microsoft Inspire, and Microsoft account teams at Microsoft Ready. This year for the first time, our two big kickoff events will take place side-by-side, overlapping for our…


Microsoft Inspire: Recommended teamwork and intelligent communications sessions

It’s a great year to be attending Microsoft Inspire! This year, you’ll find an array of new opportunities to explore and consider for growing your business. Make the most of your time investment by reviewing the Modern Workplace Teamwork and Intelligent Communications sessions you’d like to attend, then adding them to your personal MyInspire agenda. While there…


Microsoft Inspire 2018: Overview and deep dive sessions for US partners

Microsoft Inspire is here! Below you can find the finalized schedule for the U.S.-focused overview and deep dive sessions. The overview sessions are first come, first served with no advance registration. Advance registration is available for the deep dive sessions through links in the schedule. Time to fill those calendars! Overview sessions Date Time Title…


Congratulations to the 2018 MSUS Partner Award Winners

The inaugural MSUS Partner Award winners have been announced! Designed to supplement the Microsoft Partner of the Year program, both award programs use the same nominations and nomination tool; however, the MSUS Partner Award program focuses on US-specific partner impact. With so many fantastic partners and nominations, selecting winners was a difficult task. Congratulations to…


Microsoft Inspire session recommendations for Dynamics Partners

Now that your travel is booked for Microsoft Inspire, it’s time to build your itinerary. Each year I am impressed by how the schedule builder tool becomes more robust and simpler to leverage. This year’s version is called MyInspire, which was designed based on Partner feedback from the Connect tool. You can easily find relevant…


Exclusive Preview: Microsoft Inspire experiences for U.S. partners

It’s been an exciting few months for the Microsoft Inspire U.S. Partner Experience team. We are preparing for a first-of-its-kind event for Microsoft—the co-location of Microsoft Inspire, Microsoft’s largest partner event, and Microsoft Ready, Microsoft’s internal readiness event to kick-off the new fiscal year. In bringing our valued partners and Microsoft executive, sales, and marketing…


In case you missed it: Key announcements – Partner awards, Microsoft Inspire price extension, and US Area Celebration

The Microsoft 2018 Microsoft Partner of the Year Award winners and finalists were announced last week! There were over 2,600 nominations from 115 countries for the 39 different global award opportunities. U.S. partners won 17 of 39 award categories. Congratulations to all our U.S. award winners and finalists, and thank you to all our partners…