Key partner updates at Microsoft Inspire: Corenotes, top sessions, and more

It was great to see many of you at Microsoft Inspire this year! Thank you for your partnership – we’re excited about the year ahead. Check out some of the top moments at the conference on this My top 10 highlights from Microsoft Inspire 2019 post by Gretchen O’Hara, Vice President of Go-to-Market for US One Commercial Partner at Microsoft.

You can help us make the US-specific offerings at Microsoft Inspire even better next year. If you attended the conference, please take our short, 2-3 minute survey. Thanks in advance for helping us learn and improve.

Below is a recap of the US offerings and information we shared at the conference, including links to the Corenotes and other Microsoft Inspire sessions available on-demand. We hope you find the following Microsoft Inspire information valuable.


Microsoft offered over 400 sessions at Microsoft Inspire this year. If you want to catch sessions you missed or if you weren’t able to attend the conference, you can watch the full-length Corenote presentations and hundreds of sessions on-demand. No login is required.

Microsoft Inspire Corenotes: Partner FY20 strategy update

The Corenotes and US Area General Session are an excellent way to get an overview of Microsoft’s direction for FY20 and to see some incredible demos. Here’s where to watch and find related Microsoft Inspire resources.

DatePresenter(s)Presentation Asset
Monday CorenoteGavriella Schuster, Corporate Vice President of WorldWide One Commercial PartnerRecap blog post Inspire 2019: Partners make more possible

Watch the Corenote On-Deman
Monday CorenoteJudson Althoff, Executive Vice President of Worldwide Commercial Business at Microsoft Watch the CoreNote On-Demand
Wednesday CorenoteSatya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft Watch the CoreNote On-Demand
Wednesday CorenoteBrad Smith, President and Chief Legal Officer of Microsoft Watch the CoreNote On-Demand
Thursday US General SessionDavid Willis, Corporate Vice President of US One Commercial Partner, with special guests Kate Johnson, President of Microsoft US, and the US OCP LTWatch the US Area General Session Deck

Watch the US Area General Session On-Demand

Top Sessions by partner type, solution area and focus area

Here’s a list of Microsoft Inspire top sessions blog posts by partner type, solution area, and focus areas, such as inclusion and social impact. We created these top sessions/session spotlight posts with Microsoft SMEs from across the company, and hope you find them helpful. Click any of the post titles below, and then click on the session number in the blog post to watch the presentation.

Partner TypeTop Sessions Blog Post
ISVsTop Sessions for ISV's at Microsoft Inspire
ServicesInspire session spotlight: Top 10 sessions for Distributors

Inspire Session Spotlight: Top sessions for Value Added Service Providers (VSPs)

The top sessions for Licensing Services Providers (LSPs) at Microsoft Inspire

The top Microsoft Inspire sessions for Managed Services Providers (MSPs)

Solution AreaTop Session Blog Posts
Application & InfrastructureInspire Session Spotlight: Top sessions for Applications and Infrastructure solutions
Modern WorkplaceTop 10 sessions for Modern Workplace at Microsoft Inspire
Business ApplicationsInspire Session Spotlight: Top 10 sessions for partners interested in Microsoft Business Applications
Data & AIInspire Session Spotlight: Top Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) sessions

Focus AreaTop Session Blog Post
InclusionInclusion at Microsoft Inspire

Lani Phillips at Microsoft Inspire: Inclusive leadership in action
Social ImpactMicrosoft Inspire Session Spotlight: Social impact


We had a multitude of ways for partners to connect at Microsoft Inspire this year, including “Ask the Experts” in the US Lounge, the SMC Sales Center, P2P partner workshops, US executive side meetings, partner roundtables, and more. We hope you took advantage of these opportunities to position your business for growth in the coming year.

Please help us make Microsoft Inspire even better next year by taking our short, 2-3-minute survey. We’ll use your feedback to improve the conference.

Note: The survey includes optional questions regarding the industry or industries you focus on and your job title. We use this information for planning purposes only, and the data will not be shared or distributed.


The US had a record number of 600 Partner of the Year submissions this year! Congratulations to the 40 MSUS Award winners. It was an honor to celebrate with all of you at the US Celebration, the IAMCP 25thAnniversary, and the inaugural US Change Maker Pitch Competition.

Speaking of awards, we encourage you to start documenting the fantastic work you’re doing so you can nominate organization for next year’s awards.

Save the date for Microsoft Inspire in 2020

Mark your calendars now for Microsoft Inspire in 2020, which will take place in Las Vegas, July 19-23, 2020. We’ll see you there!


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My top 10 highlights from Microsoft Inspire 2019

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