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Microsoft Inspire 2023: The Biggest News In AI, Copilots, Azure

Wade Tyler Millward

Microsoft Inspire 2023 included news on Azure, AI, copilots, Teams, Outlook, Power Platform and more.

Pricing for Microsoft 365 Copilot. A rebranded Microsoft program with three times the investment. And a $100 million investment in a new Azure Innovate offering.

These are among the biggest announcements to come out of Microsoft’s annual partner-focused Inspire event this year.

Inspire 2023 runs from Tuesday to Wednesday online.

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Microsoft Inspire 2023 AI News

Solution providers and other partner business types have proven essential to Microsoft bringing AI to market and getting more Azure customers, according to the vendor.

More than 9,400 customers use Azure OpenAI Service, making it the fastest growing Azure service in the technology’s history. And 9,100 partners transact on Azure AI. More than 2,300 of those partners transact on Azure OpenAI, according to Microsoft. Partners have also activated thousands of customers on core Azure migration and modernization scenarios.

Some of the other big announcements from Inspire 2023 are:

*And an enterprise option for Bing Chat

*A new SAP collaboration

*More solutions partner designations

*Multiparty private offers in the Microsoft commercial marketplace

Read on for more of the biggest announcements out of Inspire 2023.

Wade Tyler Millward

Wade Tyler Millward is an associate editor covering cloud computing and the channel partner programs of Microsoft, IBM, Red Hat, Oracle, Salesforce, Citrix and other cloud vendors. He can be reached at

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