Time to raise the toast to what Microsoft brought its partner companies. Microsoft Inspire: the grand digital event was successfully held followed by amazing takeaways for its 400,000+ partner companies. Microsoft kicked off its virtual event with new visions for its technologies, aimed at aligning with a world where digital adoption has skyrocketed. At its annual partner conference, Microsoft brought out a troupe of technology developments along with a big scope for team integrations, a cloud PC and an investment in specialized clouds.
Microsoft isn’t settling for just being a “good” partner in its partner network of 400,000 companies — the cloud giant wants to be the best. During Microsoft’s Inspire 2021 partner conference this week, CEO Satya Nadella put it this way: “we want to be the best partner for our partners.”
Cheer out for 7 Upshots by Microsoft Inspire 2021
1. Easy & secure data personalization with Windows 365
Introduced to fulfill the need of secure remote working, as a huge demand for cloud-based solutions in the past year has been observed. Explore Windows 365, your new PC in the cloud assuring secured streaming of your personalized Windows experience. It modernizes the way Windows experiences are delivered for anyone on any device concluding the premium experience for both end-users and IT.
- Easy to use, and just as easy for IT to manage using familiar tools and processes.
- including desktop, applications, settings, and content, anytime on any device.
2. Microsoft Touts “Holistic” Security Over “Point Solutions”
Microsoft is the one and only vendor that offers such a comprehensive approach to security—and that trying to integrate different point solutions is no longer sufficient. “What differentiates our approach is organizing identity, security and compliance—as well as device management—in an interdependent whole, extending protection to all data, devices, identities, platforms and clouds,” Nadella said. “The Microsoft cloud is the only cloud with best-of-breed and best-of-suite security capabilities.”
3. Microsoft 365 Lighthouse
Although still only in the public beta phase, the tool provides partners with a central location and security configuration templates that ensure the protection of data, users, and devices against potential threats.
4. Secure access of Dynamics 365 data within Teams
Microsoft Teams has scaled its unpredictable demand and demonstrated its value for organizations. In order to bring people together virtually and empower worldwide collaboration,
- No extra cost access to Dynamics 365 to all Microsoft Teams customers.
- With excessive productivity, there will be no barriers between collaboration and business processes.
- The flexibility for organizations to determine when and how to purchase Dynamics 365.
5. Microsoft Viva
Microsoft Viva integrates and combines communication, learning, and well-being at work. In addition, new tools for developers to extend their apps to Viva will also be deployed, such as the Viva Connections APIs (analytics panel) and Viva Learning (extracting content from training providers, delivery dates that can be taken to Teams, SharePoint, Bing).
6. Industry Clouds including Cloud for Sustainability.
Microsoft is focusing on various industries like Finance, Manufacturing, Health, Retail Etc and now Cloud for Sustainability will be a cloud designed to help customers reduce their carbon footprint and move towards a more sustainable model with the environment.
It will arrive by the end of 2021, and organizations will be able to record, analyze and reduce their emissions through software offerings that connect in real-time or suggestions for making better decisions. The cloud will function as a log panel to track progress and monitor targets.
7. Key Updates For Partner Programs and Project Orland
Microsoft offered various partner-focused announcements at Inspire 2021, including advanced specializations, the Partner Center portal, and ISV programs. Microsoft announced two new advanced specializations related to the company’s fast-growing Azure cloud platform.
Microsoft announced the launch of a private preview for a new Partner Center portal experience—which will provide recommendations about customers likely to convert from the trial phase, customers needing follow-up, and existing customers ready for new deployments. Microsoft is calling the new Partner Center experience “Project Orland,” and says the experience aims to help Cloud Solution Provider partners to grow their cloud business and improve account management. Project Orland is in limited preview, according to Microsoft.
Therefore, technology is now transforming the industries in real aspects. Take a short ride of what Microsoft Inspire introduced to modify industry work style.
- Microsoft Cloud for digital transformation across industries
- Drive growth with the most partner-focused business platform
- The cloud created for the new world of work
- Innovate from the cloud to the edge on your own terms
- Building a Foundation of Trust and Security