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 teams together, we can work side by side to accelerate the digital transformation of our shared customers. We’re expecting approximately 9,000 U.S. partners and Microsoft attendees between Microsoft Inspire and Microsoft Ready this July in Las Vegas and we hope to see you there.

Here’s an overview of what you can expect during the week.

U.S. regional general session

On Wednesday, July 18 at 11:30 AM, Kate Johnson, Microsoft U.S. President and Microsoft U.S. Leadership team members, including David Willis, Corporate Vice President Microsoft U.S. One Commercial Partner will host the U.S. general session. The session will share insights and great examples of what Microsoft and our partners can do together to accelerate digital transformation in the United States and help our mutual customers achieve more.

U.S. regional lounge

This year’s U.S. lounge is designed to provide multiple learning opportunities, deeper conversations among partners and the U.S. partner team, and fun activities. Visit the U.S. lounge to meet subject matter experts, Microsoft executives, and network with other partners!

U.S. partner sessions

For our U.S. partner audience, we focused on four key ingredients to craft learning opportunities designed to empower you with valuable resources:

    1. Innovate:  The intelligent edge and intelligent cloud is digitally transforming how we interact in both our modern workplace and modern life, creating a new marketplace for partners to expand their vision and ultimately the value they deliver through their solutions. You will hear ways to create differentiated offerings through Microsoft’s innovative technology solutions.
    2. Build:  With a business and technical focus, you will have access to content-rich experiences focused on tangible ways to build and sustain a profitable Microsoft practice.
    3. Go-to-Market:  Focused on programs, channels and strategies to reach your customers, join us in the U.S. Lounge to learn how to take your solutions to market, building business value and pipeline.
    4. Sell: Microsoft offers many tools, resources and programs available to our partner community to assist throughout the selling process. Learn ways to plan for success and scale through partnerships across the Microsoft ecosystem.

Join us in the U.S. lounge at Microsoft Inspire, for a customized, connected experience shared by partners and Microsoft teams designed to demonstrate the tools and programs partners can use to build and expand your business; fuel innovation through products and offerings; understand our product and industry roadmaps; and innovative ways to engage customers.

U.S. area celebration

The U.S. area celebration is our opportunity to thank you for being a Microsoft U.S. partner, celebrate the successes of the past year, and toast the year ahead.  This year’s first ever joint Microsoft Inspire and Microsoft Ready area celebration will provide an opportunity for partners and Microsoft sellers to connect and build relationships.

You are invited to the U.S. area celebration at the historic Fremont Street Experience in downtown Las Vegas. The joint celebration will include more than 9,000 Microsoft partners, executives, sellers and marketers. Experience the iconic venue where you will be immersed in a cirque celebration, with themed entertainment; food and beverage; DJ and dancing; activities and more.

Make your plans to join us in Las Vegas

Microsoft Inspire will bring together amazing speakers on a variety of inspiring topics, offer you opportunities to engage with Microsoft and with other partners, and enable powerful conversations that can drive your business growth. Register today to join us at Microsoft Inspire, and visit the FAQ for planning tips and information.

Over the coming weeks as we approach the conference, we will share more details about the U.S. partner activities outlined above here on the U.S. Partner Community blog. Follow us on Twitter @msinspireus for regular updates about the conference.

We hope to see you there!