July 7, 2022

Join us at Microsoft Inspire 2022

By Microsoft US Partner Team

Be sure you have registered for Microsoft Inspire, held virtually on July 19-20, 2022. This is our largest partner event of the year, focused on Microsoft Cloud, partner programs, and opportunities for you to grow your business in the year ahead.

There is no cost to attend, and no travel required, which will enable more partners from across the globe to attend and participate. Register for Microsoft Inspire and view the content-rich Session Catalog to learn about all the sessions hosted by leaders from across Microsoft, including social impact sessions.

This is an opportunity to come together, connect and learn from within our five core themes with sessions falling into one of these supporting categories:

  • Drive growth and profitability with a partner-focused business platform
  • Unleash revenue potential through migration and modernization
  • Empower your customers’ shift to hybrid work with collaborative business experiences
  • Offer your customers comprehensive multi-cloud, multi-platform security, compliance, and identity solutions
  • Scale your solutions to help customers in every industry transform

There will be no shortage of opportunities to celebrate, learn, and connect to accelerate digital transformation.

Connection Zone

Join other partners to share opportunities and experiences to better your business during Microsoft Inspire in the Connection Zone.

Add these key Microsoft Inspire events to your calendar now!

US Local Connection

July 19, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM PDT

We will share the impact in FY22 as we focus on what it means to bring our partners into how we go to market, and how we ensure our customers are successful. In this session we will celebrate and get excited about how our partners make more possible and how we are getting ready to drive more value to our customers.

Expand your reach and sell through Microsoft commercial marketplace

July 19, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM PDT

The commercial marketplace is the connector between companies building cloud solutions and Microsoft customers. By publishing your solution to commercial marketplace, you can sell directly to Microsoft customers through our storefronts and in product experiences, partner with the 90,000-plus partners in the Cloud Solution Provider program and sell with our 15,000-plus global Microsoft sellers. Come offer feedback and gain insights into updates, new features, and exciting announcements.

Ask the Experts: Make marketplace your growth multiplier

July 19, 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM PDT

With the high demand of cloud solutions—customers are streamlining and optimizing their cloud spend for software and services through B2B marketplaces. See how your organization can embrace a cloud go-to-market strategy and reach every Microsoft customer whether selling directly in Microsoft channels, scaling through partners, or co-selling with our global sales force through the commercial marketplace.

Drive change and grow your business 

Business is a huge driver for change in our world. We’re excited to highlight sessions that share how Microsoft and partners are accelerating innovation to build a more inclusive, equitable, and sustainable world. We’re excited to share recommended sessions regarding how businesses and organizations can help address social, economic, and environmental challenges and create positive change within their communities.

More on enabling an inclusive economy

Hear from Microsoft and partners about how we can accelerate innovation and collective impact, and power an inclusive economy.

Bring solutions to market with #BuildFor2030 and drive social impact

Available on-demand

Speakers: Gena Goh, Jacob Hsu (Catalyte), Julia Armstrong D’Agnese (Earth Knowledge), and Helen Tinnelly (Propelelo)

Grow your business through social value procurement and supplier diversity

July 19, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM PDT

Speakers: Karen Fassio, Chaitra Vedullapalli (Women in Cloud), Shara Holliday, and Steve Garside (Hable)

Two-years later: A progress report on growing and building partner representation

July 19, 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM PDT

Speakers: Regina Johnson and Daniel Ikem

More on accessibility

Learn how technology can unlock solutions that empower an inclusive and accessible world, leading to greater innovation for everyone:

Drive business value and improve experiences with disability inclusion

July 19, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM PDT

Speakers: Jenny Lay-Flurrie, Hector Minto, Estelle Jackson (Poly), Sihem Fayard (Saegus), and Bas van Leur (1uur.nu)

Discover assistive tech as a key differentiator for your business

July 19, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM PDT

Speakers: Hector Minto, Elizabeth Jones, and Dona Sarkar

More on sustainability

Learn how Microsoft is helping companies accelerate solutions for a sustainable future:

Microsoft Inspire Into Focus: Sustainability

July 19, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM PDT

Speakers: Brad Smith, Chris Capossela, and Elisabeth Brinton

Scale your business and impact with Microsoft Cloud for Sustainability

July 20, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM PDT

Speaker: Alec Saunders

Building industry sustainability solutions together with our partners

Available on-demand

Speakers: Baskar Radhakrishnan (NTT Data), Dale Kehler (e-Magic), and Michael Kuptz

More on enabling nonprofits

Learn more about partner opportunities to help nonprofits transform and scale mission impact:

Drive innovation and social impact with Microsoft Cloud for Nonprofit

July 20, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM PDT

Speakers: Bob Kanzler (RSM US), Chris Zimney, Frank Choi (DonorSearch), and Sue Conti (RSM US)

More on empowering a diverse and inclusive ecosystem

Learn more from Microsoft partner-led communities about inclusive leadership, culture, and growth strategies that help build a world that works better for more of us.

A new approach to digital co-sell GTM with Microsoft and Channel Partner

July 19, 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM PDT

Speakers from Women in Cloud

The Great (Resignation) Retention

July 20, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM PDT

Speakers from The WIT Network

Scale your business through P2P

July 19, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM PDT

Speakers from IAMCP

Best Practices: How to Target Microsoft’s Prioritized Industries with Your Solution

July 19, 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM PDT

Speakers from IAMCP

Tools and Strategies to be Competitive Within the Microsoft Cloud Partner Program

July 20, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM PDT

Speakers from Black Channel Partner Alliance

How to unlock the potential of women in your business, and support your attraction, retention, and leadership strategies

July 19, 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM PDT

Speakers from Women Rising Globally

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