Throughout the past year, I’ve been continually inspired by the extraordinary resilience and strength Microsoft partners have shown, going the extra mile to support and innovate on behalf of our mutual customers. It seems only fitting to begin by first saying “Thank you, partners” for stepping up and being a positive force in a challenging season. After witnessing this fortitude,….
The pandemic began with panic and a rush to innovation, followed by a collective learning curve and gratitude for the technology that allows us to stay connected almost seamlessly. We can celebrate the enormous contribution partners made in digitally transforming many organizations and coping with the immediate crunch of the pandemic. However, for all the upsides, time has revealed the….
Nearly a year into the pandemic, leaders are still navigating what it looks like to keep employees and bottom lines healthy. While remote work is still the norm for many, businesses are turning their attention toward the future: how to get employees back to the office safely and how to return to growth as quickly as possible. Microsoft’s Return to….
Leaving Microsoft after 28 years wasn’t an easy decision, but it’s the right time for me and my family. Microsoft has truly become my second family and I have countless positive memories over the years. My journey began in 1992 when I was hired as an account manager in the Microsoft Canada subsidiary in Toronto. At the time, I never….
Partners truly make MORE possible. Each year as the US Thanksgiving holiday approaches, I look forward to the practice of reflecting on what’s had a positive impact on my life in that season. For 2020, a year of deep and enduring uncertainty, I find myself focusing on things that remain within my control, with a conscious effort to make gratitude….
Education has undergone profound and exciting digital transformation this past year. Microsoft cares deeply about student success, working overtime with partners to equip schools through cloud migration, remote learning, security, and workflows critical to the future of learning. Our partners employ the power of Microsoft technologies such as Azure, Office 365, Dynamics 365, and Windows 10 to offer institutions solutions….
The past seven months have been, in a word, tumultuous. Questions regarding how we recover from COVID-19 and in the process build a more sustainable, inclusive, and more fair future are part of an ongoing, global conversation as seen during this recent interview between Microsoft President Brad Smith and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet. Throughout this period, senior leaders within….
Several weeks ago at the //BUILD Conference, many announcements tailored to the developer and engineer personas were made that were related to Artificial Intelligence. US partners played a material role in working with Microsoft AI Engineering to provide customer evidence supporting the value of these new solutions and services launched at //BUILD. In this article, I detail how our partners….
On the first Earth Day, 50 years ago, 20 Million Americans rallied together to show their concern for the planet and the ravages brought by industrialization. In the years since, the date has usually been marked with physical gatherings to clean up parks, plant trees, or even just to learn about what we can do for our planet. Even two….
Last week, I was excited to attend NRF 2020, along with 40,000 people from 99 countries. I met with partners and customers, listened to their stories about innovations in retail, and discussed ways Microsoft can help transform retail through strong partnerships and joint solutions. Together we see retail as a $225B opportunity from building intelligent supply chain to reimagining retail….