Microsoft Inspire 2023, Microsoft’s annual partner conference, took place digitally July 18-19, with some in person sessions the following week. The various exciting announcements reflect Microsoft’s commitment to accelerating AI transformation, driving customer success, and fueling partner business growth and profitability. We have covered a few highlights here.
While many of these announcements were focused on partners, they provide organizations that use Microsoft capabilities or intend to insight into key areas of investment and innovation.
Microsoft announced new AI-powered solutions and the general availability of the new Microsoft AI Cloud Partner Program. The Microsoft AI Cloud Partner Program brings together everything across the entire partner lifecycle, including onboarding, skilling, go-to-market, incentives, and co-selling. This means that partners have access to the information they need to provide a range of AI services for clients as soon as they are generally available.
AI-focused announcements include Azure Migrate and Modernize & Azure Innovate offerings. Microsoft announced an unprecedented 3x investment to increase the scale and availability of Azure Migrate and Modernize and a new dedicated $100M investment in response to the incredible AI & Analytics demand—Azure Innovate. These offerings are built to work together to address every customer’s end-to-end cloud journey on Azure. Whether customers are migrating to gain a secure and AI-ready foundation or are ready to build their own AI solutions.
Additionally, these offers aren’t limited to any particular customer size, vertical or industry, making them available to support organizations of all kinds.
Microsoft is working to help partners adopt technology to our own organizations as well as to support success for our clients. In fact, partners are often provided with early access to technologies so that they can blaze the trail in understanding new technologies and providing clients with the information they need to refine their path to success in the Microsoft ecosystem. Among the new tools provided are the new AI Transformation Playbook, expanded benefits for ISV success, and marketing resources.
Microsoft is committed to meeting customers where they are in their AI journey. The company shared next steps in their journey to empower every person on the planet to work in a new AI-powered way.
Microsoft announced ways for companies to engage with Microsoft Security Copilot
Reach out to Netrix if you would like to discuss how these announcements might benefit your organization. From cloud transformation, to security, embracing generative AI as a vital business productivity tool. We are here to help you charter a path forward to leverage generative AI in a sensible way.