One word - Ready
On Mute - Check
Yoda observing from the background - Check
Clean shaven... bzzzz. Maybe tomorrow.
Covid suit pants on - check. (these are sometimes referred to as tracky daks.)
My Inspire Agenda
IKEY001 - Welcome and key segments featuring Judson Althoff, Nick Parker and Gavriella Schuster
IKEY003 - Envisioning Tomorrow: How Microsoft approaches innovation
IKEY001-R1 - Welcome and key segments featuring Judson Althoff, Nick Parker and Gavriella Schuster (Re-watching because #Judson!)
IDB110-R1 - Microsoft Azure: Invent with purpose together
IDB101-R1 - Windows Server and SQL Server are best on Azure
IDB109 - Preparing for a new era of business with Azure IoT
ICOM105-R1 - Ask the Expert: Windows Virtual Desktop - enabling secure and scalable remote work
IDB103 - Optimize cloud workloads using the Microsoft Azure Well-Architected Framework
IKEY002 - Key segments featuring Satya Nadella, Brad Smith and other Microsoft executives
IDB141-R1 - Digital experiences in a pandemic era – connecting with customers when it is hard to connect
IKEY003-R3 - Envisioning Tomorrow: How Microsoft approaches innovation
IKEY002-R1 - Key segments featuring Satya Nadella, Brad Smith and other Microsoft executives (Re-watch because #Satya)
IDB104-R1 - Securely deliver Azure managed services at scale with Azure Lighthouse and Azure Arc
IDB108-R1 - Grow your business with Azure hybrid portfolio including Azure Arc and Azure Stack
IDB172-R2 - Accelerate customer success with infrastructure, data, and application migration
ICOM02 - Australia Area General Session
IDB161-R2 - Zero Trust starts with a strong identity foundation. Grow your business with Azure Active Directory
IDB146-R2 - Relentless empathy: Allyship for the inclusive leader
ICOM104-R1 - Ask the Expert: Securely deliver Azure managed services at scale with Azure Arc
IDB140-R2 - Why sustainability is good for business
I'm most looking forward to hearing from Satya and the Azure Lighthouse sessions.
Going to be a big couple of days #Hulksmash!
11am response: Here are my sessions for the day📅!!! Very excited especially for the Keynotes, the Creative Thinking 🎨sessions, and Driving data culture with Power BI and Dynamics 365 Customer Insights 🤔!! 😁
22 July 2020
7:45am: Ask the Expert: Realising the Microsoft partner business opportunity for Global SI's
8:30am: Microsoft Inspire | Australian partner know before you go
9:30am: Welcome and key segments featuring Judson Althoff, Nick Parker, and Gavriella Schuster
11:30am: Unlock your opportunities with new commerce experience and Cloud Solution Provider program
12:00am: Doubling down on disruption – Developing compelling offers for a post-COVID world
12:45pm: Go to market priorities for Modern Work and Security
1:30pm: Working together to support SMBs with Microsoft 365 and Teams
2:15pm: Build agile business processes with the Power Platform – Focus on CDS, Power Apps, Power Automate + RPA
3:00pm: Driving data culture with Power BI and Dynamics 365 Customer Insights
3:45pm: Creative Thinking Session
7:15pm: Unlock your opportunities with new commerce experience and Cloud Solution Provider program
23 July 2020
7:00am: Ask the Expert: Competency and Advanced Specialization for Business Applications
9:00am: Key segments featuring Satya Nadella, Brad Smith and other Microsoft executives
11:15am: Realizing the Microsoft partner business opportunity for Global SIs and Advisories
12:00pm: APAC Area General Session
12:45pm: Stay connected with customers with Dynamics 365
1:30pm: Accelerate customer success with infrastructure, data, and application migration
2:15pm: Microsoft Learning Partner program updates and strategy for fiscal year 2021
3:00pm: Ask the Expert: Microsoft Learning Partner program updates and strategy for fiscal year 2021
7:15pm: Always-on, always on target: Why digital marketing has more power to close
9:30pm: Ask the Expert: Everything You Need to Know About Co-Sell
COMPETITION: Virtual Quest day-one
Thank you all for participating in our Virtual Inspire Community over the past two days. It has been fantastic to see you all networking and sharing your experience with us.
The judges had a hard time choosing the winners! We loved seeing your creative entries - from memes, to poetry.
Now the big announcement....
1st place: @bellmichael
(Surface Pro X, Surface Slim Pen, Keyboard and arc mouse accessories.)
2nd place: @abailey
Please contact us at InspireAdminAu@microsoft.com or private message me on the forum to claim your prize.
We hope you will all join us on the 20th August at our monthly Partner Connect, where we will be doing a debrief of Inspire and celebrating our winners!
Looking forward to seeing you all then.
We’re so excited to be with you throughout the Virtual Microsoft Inspire 2020. Although it may not be the sunny 45 degree Las Vegas weather, we’ll be having plenty of fun in our Virtual Inspire Community.
To kick off our Inspire experience, we are excited to announce our Inspire Virtual Quest competition, running across our two-day online experience.
Below is a checklist of items that you will have to achieve over the two-day event to go in the running to win:
•1st place: Surface Pro X, Surface Slim Pen, Keyboard and arc mouse accessories.
•2nd place: Surface Headphones
You will be judged on creativity, the kudos received, and the time you have completed each activity.
Below you can download your checklist of activities you will need to complete at the given time slots.
Make sure you post your responses in this competition thread.
T&Cs apply please refer to here
Please post your day-two responses in the day-two forum (pinned to the top) Responses for day-one are now closed.
See you all back here tomorrow!