Top 3 reasons to attend Microsoft Inspire

Microsoft’s largest partner event is just around the corner. Repeat – eight weeks until we hit the road for Microsoft Inspire! If you still haven’t registered, I highly encourage you to do so! And to make it easier there is a $100 off promotion for an All-Access Pass to this amazing event. The promotion is live now through Wednesday May 15th! Details are included in this blog post so you can take advantage of this offer today.

As a reminder, this year Microsoft Inspire will be taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada from July 14-18, and I am pumped! Whether you are a first-time attendee or have been numerous times, I wanted to share the top reasons to register today. Let’s all meet in Las Vegas in July!

1. Learn about Microsoft’s strategy & product roadmap

Microsoft Inspire is the single best place for partners to learn about Microsoft’s strategy, product roadmap and new ways to create profitable practices. You’ll hear Satya and his leadership team share the company direction in the context of broader technology trends and get a chance to meet with subject matter experts on Microsoft’s latest products. You will also hear about the latest Microsoft programs and incentives to help partners grow their business. All of this is designed for you to have the most up-to-date information so you can successfully partner with Microsoft to better serve your customers once the conference is over. Last year at Inspire, I had the chance to meet with hundreds of partners to share our fiscal year priorities and talk about joint go-to-market (GTM) strategies and best practices. I was inspired by the incredible momentum and fast start we achieved as a result of these meetings and the early alignment on GTM plans. This year, my entire team and I are excited for more opportunities to meet with partners in July to ensure a fast start to FY20!

2. Connect with other partners to accelerate growth

Wherever you are in your journey as a Microsoft partner, Microsoft Inspire offers ways for you to grow by building your own network of partners. Joining together with thousands of partners from over 130 countries, you’ll have opportunities to make valuable connections to help propel your business. When partners work together to contribute their expertise and deliver integrated solutions, IDC estimates these partners can increase their revenue by up to 20 percent. Our own data suggests that win rates increase by up to 15 percent. Bottom line -more our partners work together, the greater their ability to drive additional value for themselves, their partners and customers. With almost a third of attendees coming to Inspire from Executive Management or C-Suite positions cutting across all partner types, sizes and industries, Microsoft Inspire is an incredible place for partners to make and maintain critical partner connections.

3. Foster inclusion and diversity for women in tech

This year, we will continue our focus on inclusion and diversity at Microsoft Inspire with several connection opportunities for women in the Microsoft partner ecosystem. Events will include a Microsoft Women in Tech Luncheon as well as panel discussions and the annual business meeting for IAMCP WIT and WIT Network communities. The goal of both of these women in tech organizations is to attract and retain women within the Microsoft partner community and to support the channel to continue to grow the pipeline of new female talent entering the industry. There was multi-generational energy at the luncheon last year with allies and supporters of women in tech enthusiastically welcomed. I’m looking forward to more of the same this year! I’ll be there and hope to see you there too.

Gretchen O’Hara and Chaitra Vedullapalli after the IAMCP Women in Technology Luncheon at Microsoft Inspire 2018

Through greater understanding and deeper connections, we can become a stronger and even more successful community. Please watch for additional announcements about what we’re doing to help you make the most of your Microsoft Inspire experience. I look forward to seeing you there!

Save $100 on a Microsoft Inspire All-Access pass

As a partner, your success is our goal. We want to see you at Microsoft Inspire so take advantage today of $100 USD off a Microsoft Inspire All-Access pass. This offer is good Tuesday, May 14 through Wednesday, May 15 at 11:59 PM, Pacific. Follow the directions below to save on the networking event of the year.

  1. Log in to the Microsoft Inspire registration page with your preferred credentials
  2. Begin the registration process and select All-Access conference pass
  3. In the Payment step, use code DCYZP7 to receive your registration discount

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