Microsoft Inspire session recommendations for Applications and Infrastructure partners

Microsoft Inspire is coming up in just over a month, and I was lucky enough to get a behind-the-scenes look at the sessions list. The good news is that there are a lot of awesome sessions planned for Microsoft Inspire. The bad news is that there are a lot of awesome sessions planned, and you can’t be in two places at once.

After taking a close look at the sessions most relevant to our Apps & Infrastructure community, I managed to narrow it down to the top 7 sessions you don’t want to miss at Microsoft Inspire. Of course there are far more than 7 sessions worth recommending, but this blog post would be too long to read. Here are my top picks:

Azure compete strategy – AP109

This session is a workshop on building your own “Why Azure?” pitch for your solutions. Having seen many partners struggle with the messaging, this is your chance to cross this off your to-do list.

What is new with Azure Stack and what is coming: A deeper dive with the product team – AP101

Microsoft Azure Stack has been available for 9 months, and it’s time to talk about what’s next. Attend this session to get details about the Azure Stack roadmap and gain clarity on new features and enhancements coming this year.

App modernization and cloud native apps – AP135

Learn about the opportunities to modernize existing apps and/or build new applications using cloud native technologies and DevOps. Making Microsoft Azure, the best cloud for developers, even better.

Azure security in the intelligent cloud – AP139

Customers are recognizing that Microsoft, as a leading cloud vendor, offers greater security capabilities and more resources than what they have on-premises. In this session, you’ll learn how to articulate the Microsoft Azure security story, including its secure foundation, built-in security services, and the unique intelligence insights it provides.

Understanding Azure IaaS: Enabling unlimited possibilities for your infrastructure business – AP153

Learn how Microsoft Azure IaaS, the largest, hyper-growth business within Microsoft’s cloud portfolio, continues to evolve to provide ever-increasing opportunities for partners to bring value to their customers. The presentation will be given be Corey Sanders, the Corporate VP who created Microsoft Azure IaaS.

Delivering Azure applications: Boldly moving Microsoft to the cloud – MSIT02

Learn how Microsoft rehosted, refactored, rearchitected, rebuilt, or replaced some of its most business-critical sales, CRM, finance, and supply chain applications. You’ll walk away inspired and empowered about what’s possible in your own (and your customers’) digital transformation.

Microsoft Azure migration workshop: How to capture and monetize Azure migration opportunities – AP154

In this session, we demonstrate methodologies and techniques on how to target and engage customers, package solutions, create proposals to assess, migrate and optimize customer workloads to Microsoft Azure. Learn about the tools, technologies, guidance, programs, and offers to help build a successful Microsoft Azure migration practice.

But wait! There’s more. Beyond this list, I saw impactful sessions in the Leadership track around Emotional Intelligence, Building Your Personal Brand, Women in Technology, The six disciplines of powerful leadership, and even a Presentation bootcamp. There’s no shortage of intriguing and valuable sessions to attend at Microsoft Inspire. Be sure to register today so you can take advantage of all these opportunities, and follow @MSInspireUS and #MSInspire to stay current on all the latest news and conversation. Looking forward to seeing you at Microsoft Inspire in Las Vegas!

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