Microsoft Inspire 2022: Empowering Partners to Drive Transformation Across Industries


The Microsoft partner ecosystem plays a central role in the success of our joint customers and enables us to scale faster. Our partners develop innovative solutions across a range of industries and guide customers on their journey to digital imperatives. I look forward to our biggest partner event, Microsoft Inspire, where you’ll learn how Microsoft empowers you, the partners, to scale your solutions to help customers across all industries transform. Join me and my colleagues live July 19-20 (or on-demand) to hear from Microsoft executives about industry products, partnership opportunities and success stories, and have the opportunity to ask questions of our team of experts.

Our promise to partners

To help our partners benefit from the tremendous growth we are seeing across all industries, we have developed four core value propositions:

  • To build. Our partners rely on Microsoft Cloud for Industries (manufacturing, retail, financial services, healthcare, nonprofits) as a platform, using their capabilities to enrich solutions already in the market, whether for a specific client or on a large scale. The Microsoft Industry Cloud platform helps industries transform with speed and agility, with solutions that meet customers’ business needs.​
  • Enrich. Partners get the most out of Microsoft Cloud for Industry by building or updating software-as-a-service (SaaS) or platform-as-a-service (PaaS) solutions that take advantage of unmet customer needs. With unified data and analytics, partners can now break down traditional data silos for customers and extend core cloud capabilities for industry.
  • Open. Partners can unlock new revenue opportunities and high-value services, including tailoring Microsoft Cloud for Industry to each customer’s environment and business processes. Partners are empowered to start new conversations and solve new customer scenarios by leveraging our go-to-market (GTM) offers and incentives.
  • Ladder. We facilitate strong partner relationships so they can deliver the best value to our customers. They may also work with Microsoft to provide the best solutions to customers and co-sell with Microsoft to understand customer needs and leverage Microsoft’s sales team to advance customer opportunities.

Get the most out of your Microsoft Inspire journey

Microsoft Inspire has a lot to offer; here are some recommendations for you:

  • Join Judson Althoff, Microsoft EVP and Chief Commercial Officer, as he kicks off day two of Microsoft Inspire. You’ll hear about the tremendous opportunities available to our partners as we bring together the unique value of Microsoft Cloud to more customers than ever before. Judson will also share the importance of digital perseverance in navigating uncertainty and why leaning into innovation is the only way forward.
  • Join Nick Parker, President, Industry and Partner Sales, and Alysa Taylor, Vice President, Industry, Application and Data Marketing, to discuss how to put Microsoft Industrial Clouds and opportunity into perspective.
  • Join us for a roundtable and get key insights into Microsoft’s innovation and investments in the industry. Learn about the opportunities this creates for your business, the investments we make to enable partner solutions, and how we can help you scale with our GTM engines.
  • Through a series of in-depth discussions, you’ll learn the details of Microsoft’s commitment to sustainability, the business opportunities that can arise from adopting a comprehensive sustainability strategy, and how your organization can partner with Microsoft to implement sustainability solutions.
  • Attend industry-focused sessions:
  • Sessions on demand. We also offer a wide range of on-demand sessions, which you can watch whenever you want, even after Microsoft Inspire. These include:
  • Network with friends. Even though Microsoft Inspire is virtual, there will be plenty of opportunities to network with peers or just catch up with old friends. Start now with our login area and create your profile and create a contact list.

It’s time to get inspired!

I hope you’re looking forward to Microsoft Inspire as much as I am. This is an opportunity for us to celebrate you, our partners, to reaffirm our commitment to serving our customers across all industries, and to demonstrate our commitment to equipping our partners with the industry’s most innovative tools and technologies.

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