Office 365 Partners: Cloud productivity and Voice sessions at Microsoft Inspire 2017


Michael Panciroli, Technology Solutions Professional, Office 365 and Voice

If you’re attending Microsoft Inspire 2017, and interested in learning more about building a profitable practice around Microsoft Office 365 and Voice, you should consider adding this curated list of sessions to your Session Schedule in Connect.

These session recommendations include topics like new opportunities in Office 365 & Voice, Advanced Security, and expert guidance for successful partnerships.

Breakout sessions

Breakout sessions are interactive sessions focused on a broad range of topics from leadership skills to advanced technology solutions. They may include demonstrations, tips and tricks, and best practice sharing.

Monday, July 10

OFC02 Microsoft’s Secure Productive Enterprise (SPE): a single, trusted solution to grow your managed services practice

OFC08 Unleash the right Office 365 collaboration services for every customer

OFC15 Skype for Business in Office 365: Target voice and meeting opportunities that fuel high-value customer communications and collaboration

Tuesday, July 11

CE005 The Microsoft security strategy

OCC03 Partners share their experience in building a cybersecurity practice with Microsoft

OFC06 Microsoft Workplace Analytics: Deepen engagement, improve productivity, win deals

OFC09 Microsoft Teams: the latest addition to the Microsoft collaboration story opens new opportunities to expand your practice

OFC04 Get ready to profit from the growing demand for Office 365 security and compliance capabilities

Wednesday, July 12

OFC07 Skype for Business in Office 365: Tools and resources to grow your managed services practice

OFC10 SharePoint innovations create new partner opportunities in the connected workplace

OFC12 Build modern business solutions on the Office 365 Platform (Developer)

Theater sessions

Presented in The Commons, these 20-minute theater style sessions are delivered by Microsoft and Partner subject matter experts.

OFC35t Skype Operations Framework: The latest news and updates

Monday, July 10

OFC36t Harness Cloud Voice best practices to expand your business

Monday, July 10

CE413p Protect your network from malicious attacks with Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics

Wednesday, July 12

Partner-to-partner sessions

The enterprise value that is available in Secure Productive Enterprise E5 suite has significantly expanded the Office 365 partner opportunity. Not every partner has expertise across all the capabilities in E5, and that may mean that joint partnerships and customer engagements are necessary to light up all capabilities. Selling Voice or eDiscovery, for example, requires specialized tools and deep industry expertise early in the sales process.

At Inspire 2017, attend the Partner-to-partner Ask The Expert sessions and learn why developing the right partnerships is an important part of your business, and how they can help you achieve your business goals. These sessions will help you evaluate your status, provide you with best practices and tools, and help you make the right connections.

PWM01w Strategic foundations for a partnership

Monday, July 10

PM1 ATE P2P Maturity Assessment and Development with Per Werngren

Thursday, July 13

BP1 ATE Building P2P Into Business Strategy with Jeanne Johnson

Thursday, July 13

You can explore more cloud productivity sessions at Inspire 2017 in the Microsoft Inspire Session Catalog.

Community Huddles at Inspire

My favorite part of Inspire is the opportunity to meet with all of you, so please be sure to come by the US Regional Lounge and say hello! This year we will be hosting “Community Huddles” for six of our communities, including our Office 365 and Voice community, where I will be joined by my colleague Robert Gates, Cloud Solution Architect, Voice. The Huddles are 20 minute partner meetings in dedicated meeting spaces in the US Regional Lounge. This is an opportunity for partners to schedule time with community leads face to face. We anticipate conversations spanning from a simple meet-and-greet to deeper discussions about our latest technology and how to integrate it into your services. Huddles will be offered Monday through Wednesday from 11 AM-5 PM ET (Tuesday we will close at 4 PM). Partners will be invited to sign up for a Huddle in the US Regional Lounge on a first-come first-serve basis.

Be sure you block time to make connections with other partners and Microsoft employees. Plan to explore The Commons and expo floor, and don’t forget to join the US Partner Team on Tuesday afternoon for the Microsoft US General Session at 4:00 PM ET and the US Partner Celebration on Tuesday night from 7:00 PM–10:00 PM ET.

We look forward to seeing you at Inspire 2017! Follow @msinspireus on Twitter for real-time updates leading up to and during the conference.

Office 365 and Voice Partner Community