Microsoft kicked off Microsoft Inspire in Washington, D.C. where the company unveiled Microsoft 365, a new set of commercial offerings. Microsoft 365 represents a significant opportunity for partners to increase deal size, differentiate offerings, and grow managed services revenue. To fuel Microsoft partners’ success and help meet the company’s goal of a $20 billion cloud run rate by 2018, Microsoft announced with launch hardware partners, Dell
EMC, HPE and Lenovo, that Microsoft Azure Stack is now available.
Microsoft 365 Enterprise is the evolution of the company’s Secure Productive Enterprise offering and includes Office 365 Enterprise, Windows 10 Enterprise, and Enterprise Mobility + Security. It provides customers with the latest and most advanced technology for empowering employees. Microsoft 365 Business is designed to give small-to-medium sized businesses a complete productivity and security solution, while streamlining IT management. It includes Office 365 Business Premium, security and management features for Office apps and Windows 10 devices, all managed in a centralized console for deploying and securing devices and users in one location.
Many Microsoft partners have already begun to capitalize on the power of Azure Stack including Rackspace, Tieto, and Resello.
Microsoft is helping companies in every industry grow faster and more efficiently than ever before, through business innovation fueled by cloud technologies like the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, data, and through opportunities like the integration of LinkedIn Sales Navigator with Dynamics 365, and the expanded global Mixed Reality Partner Program. At Microsoft Inspire, executives from KPMG, Schneider Electric, Sephora, Adobe, Track’em, and more, will demonstrate how they are driving digital transformation in their respective industries.
To help partners innovate more, go to market faster and connect with the right customers at the right time, Microsoft is transforming how the company engages with its partner community by bringing its partner facing roles into one organization. Microsoft has aligned all partner-facing roles to three primary functions: Build-with, Go-To-Market, and Sell-with. This will help simplify and optimize engagement, drive increased collaboration, and foster a culture of work that puts partners first.