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Betty's Top 5: Build-with October 2022

Leveraging potential partner opportunities at Microsoft Ignite


I hope you enjoyed this year’s Ignite! It was a wonderful achievement to create a hybrid event, balancing in-person and digital experiences, where you were able to get involved and explore our latest technology innovations.

I am always excited when we get to share our new products such as the new Surface devices, details of which can be found below. However, Ignite also offered the unique opportunity of learning from industry experts who guided us through key themes including our Hybrid Cloud strategy, end-to-end Zero Trust, AI automation and app development – each essential to helping your customers and highlights what matters to them most. Additionally, if you’re a developer, check out the Developer Velocity resources below.

I hope our real-world demos and interactive sessions leave you energized for the future of tech and that our diverse showcase of partner stories inspires you to continuously succeed in FY23. If you missed any key moments, sessions are available to watch on-demand on the Ignite website.

Betty Rhiger
CTO, Global Partner Solutions, Canada


1. Empower developers to fuel business performance




By investing in key productivity tools, you can power up your development teams and drive solutions forward. Make the most of your partnership and get industry-leading tools that can accelerate in-house Developer Velocity.

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2. Keep up-to-date with all things partner- October edition


Want to know the latest partner updates? Our What’s new for Microsoft partners blog series is back and recaps the most important announcements and programs from Q1. From a redesigned partner website to licensing changes and workshop opportunities, catch-up on what you might have missed and learn how you can leverage success.

Read the updates here


3. FY23 Azure Specialized Partner Community Call


Join us on November 25 for our monthly call where program owners from the Canada Azure Business Group and Partner teams explore the FY23 connected customer journey for Azure, and the critical roles you play throughout.

In this session, learn about programs you can take advantage of to accelerate customer transformation such as Azure Immersion Workshops, Solution Assessments, Pilot and POCs, migration and innovation programs, Application Innovation, Analytics, AI, and more.


Click here to register


4. Introducing new Surface devices




On October 12, Microsoft Surface launched new products in our 2-in-1, laptop, studio, and accessories categories - Surface Pro 9, Surface Laptop 5, Surface Studio 2+, Microsoft Audio Dock, and Microsoft Presenter+.


For the past 10 years, Surface has challenged the convention of the PC – through innovative form factors and new interaction models that transformed what the industry expects from a laptop, desktop, tablet and mobile productivity device. Discover how Surface and Windows helps to remove barriers, empowering each of us to connect, create, work, learn and play in ways that are new and natural.


Watch the announcement here


Read the blog post here


5. Opportunities for ISVs in the Microsoft Cloud Partner Program


Are you an ISV partner? We’ve rolled out two new resources to better support your business including the Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub and the ISV Success program.

Read the blog post to learn how they can help you to differentiate and deliver high-performing cloud solutions across every market industry.


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