World Partner Conference (WPC) 2015 – Er i gang og mange nyheter dag 1

Årets Partnerkonferanse i Orlando er godt og i gang og mandagens keynote med Satya Nadella og presentasjoner fra de ulike områdene, er allerede tilgjengelig for de som ikke hadde muligheten til å reise i år.

Du kan se de ulike videoene på siden til WPC. Nedenfor kan du lese en oppsummering av dagen.


Transforming today's business together

At this morning's Vision Keynote, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella reinforced Microsoft's bold mission: To empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. "Together with our partners we are transforming the business world for the next era."

Microsoft and partner speakers alike outlined just how this will be accomplished. Create more personal computing, reinvent productivity and business processes, and continue to build, strengthen, and evangelize the intelligent cloud. Throughout the keynote, Microsoft executives thanked partners for the essential role they play in executing on this vision to foster our mutual success.

We also heard about the investment Microsoft is making in tools, resources, and product offerings to enable its partners to take advantage of the rapidly expanding markets for cloud and mobile technologies. The imminent release of Windows 10 will create additional opportunities for partners as it ushers in a new era of personal computing with one operating system that spans all platforms and devices.

As CEO Satya Nadella said,''What makes Microsoft unique is the people in this room, this partner ecosystem.'' Together, we are on the frontlines of transforming business around the world.

Watch it on-demand!
If you missed the Vision Keynote or want to hear it again, it will available for viewing online, on-demand, at our video channelapproximately 24 hours after the keynotes concluded.


Today's big announcements

Enabling partner cloud profitability:The Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program was rolled out in 40 countries in its first year to great acclaim. This year, CSP will be expanded to include 131 markets, and Azure and CRM Online will join Office 365, Windows Intune, and Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) as available services in the program.

Surface opportunities for partners:Customer interest in our Surface family of products continues to grow. With the help of our distribution partners, we’re increasing the number of Surface sellers from a couple hundred to a few thousand partners globally.

HoloLens:Today, we saw how one of our partners, Autodesk, will use HoloLens, the world's first fully untethered holographic computing device powered by Windows 10, to fundamentally change how design professionals create, communicate, visualize, and work.

Project GigJam:As part of the company’s ambition to reinvent productivity and business processes, we introduced Project GigJam, which empowers business workers to spontaneously summon, assign, and track information from their line of business and SaaS apps. Project GigJam breaks down the barriers between people, devices, and apps to expedite business tasks.

Cortana Analytics Suite: The Cortana Analytics Suite, a fully managed and comprehensive set of services to help businesses transform data into intelligent action, will be available this Fall as a monthly subscription, as well as through third party solutions. The Suite brings together leading technology infrastructure with perceptual intelligence to enable businesses of any size to transform themselves through the power of data.

Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) updates: MPN program changes will enable partners to better take advantage of the cloud opportunity and make doing business with us easier. These include a new app certification platform that will enable more partners to certify their apps in order to qualify for competencies, new Azure incentives designed to drive active usage, and a new Microsoft Azure Certified Hybrid Cloud program. All this will allow service providers to deliver Microsoft-certified hybrid solutions to make it easier for customers to leverage the cloud on their own terms.

New Office 365 E5 offering: In October, we will introduce a new premium Office 365 enterprise suite. The new E5 plan will include Cloud PBX, analytics, Power BI, and advanced security capabilities, providing partners with a complete productivity and communications offering for their enterprise customers.

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