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Microsoft Inspire 2017

Microsoft Inspire 2017

CRN is live in Washington D.C. for Microsoft Inspire 2017, the company's partner Super Bowl. Check this page for all breaking news and analysis coming out of the nation's capital, including coverage of Satya Nadella's and Judson Althoff's keynotes.

Microsoft Inspire 2017

10 Hot Products At Microsoft Inspire
Vendors pitched scores of products during the Inspire conference, many of them serving to augment Office 365 and other Microsoft offerings.

The Top 10 Partner Takeaways From Microsoft Inspire
Microsoft's sweeping changes unveiled during its 2017 partner conference proved that the company has been listening to the channel, partners say.

5 Takeaways From Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's Inspire Keynote Address
In his Microsoft Inspire keynote speech, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella focused on channel partner opportunities and debuted Microsoft 365 and Azure Stack.

Microsoft CEO Nadella Touts Partner Opportunities Of New Intelligent Cloud, Intelligent Edge
Debuts new integrated sets of Office 365, Dynamics 365, LinkedIn and other Microsoft offerings in Inspire partner conference keynote Monday.

Microsoft Soft-Launches SaaS Marketplace Connecting ISVs Directly To Its Channel
The Third Party Offers software distribution platform, released through a beta program, has the potential to upend how Microsoft solutions are bundled with those from technology partners and delivered to solution providers.

Microsoft Inspire 2017

5 Major Microsoft Announcements At Inspire 2017
The company is unveiling details about its new Microsoft 365 offering and Azure Stack during the 2017 partner conference.

5 Key Channel Takeaways From Judson Althoff And Toni Townes-Whitley At Microsoft Inspire
Judson Althoff And Toni Townes-Whitley outlined how Microsoft is changing its channel programs with an eye on focusing on industries, with new channel personnel and initiatives aimed at helping partners focus on new, fast-changing needs.

Microsoft Channel Chief Huddleston On Removing 'Artificial Friction' With Partners, The Future Of Software Licenses, And Why AWS Can't Learn A Partner-First Culture
The head of Microsoft's One Commercial Partner organization speaks about the new sweeping changes in how the company goes to market with partners.

Partners Cheer Microsoft Incentive To Boost CSP Sales Of Office 365
Microsoft will now compensate its own salespeople for working more closely with Cloud Solution Provider partners, Gavriella Schuster tells the audience of partners at Inspire 2017.

Microsoft Inspire 2017

Microsoft CIO Jim DuBois Departs Amid Reorganization
The longtime Microsoft executive will be succeeded by another company veteran, Kurt DelBene.

Microsoft's Althoff: Channel Program Will Focus On Six Key Verticals To Meet Fast-Changing Customer Needs
Judson Althoff and Toni Townes-Whitley take the stage at Microsoft Inspire to discuss how the company is helping partners develop expertise in financial services, manufacturing, retail, education, health care and government.

Microsoft Partners Expect More Emphasis On The Channel Following Round Of Layoffs
The software giant appears to be "pushing more [business] to partners or self service," one solution provider told CRN.

Report: Microsoft Reorganization Could Lead To 3,000 Layoffs
About three-quarters of the planned layoffs would be located outside the U.S., according to a report.

Partners: Microsoft Reorganization Will Sharpen Focus On Industry Solutions And Hot Technologies
Solution providers say the restructuring – which organizes sales teams by industry focus and by product category – will bring more value to lines of business.




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