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Updates, resources and links for Inspire and POTYA 2022.


Nominate yourselves for the Partner of the Year Awards 2021!

Dear Partners,


It's that time of year again, the nomination tool for the Partner of the Year Awards is now live and waiting for your submissions! 

Submission deadline is Monday, April 26 at 11:59 P.M. Pacific time.


But wait...what are the Partner of the Year Awards?  

The Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards acknowledge outstanding successes and innovations by partners in over 100 countries and in wide a variety of categories, all related to partner compe­tencies, cloud technology, and entrepreneurial spirit.


Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards are based on a self-nominating process by partners. Winners and finalists are celebrated as part of Microsoft Inspire.


Okay, that's all well and good but what's in it for me?

Recognition, prestige, and opportunity for all Microsoft partners


This is your opportunity to vie for awards that can showcase your solutions built on Microsoft technologies to benefit our mutual customers. Receiving a Partner of the Year Award positions your company for new business opportunities, generates positive press coverage, and can lead to even greater market recognition.


Great! Now how do I take part?

As mentioned above the nomination tool is open now until Monday, April 26 at 11:59 P.M. Pacific time. Just go here and start the process of nominating youself! There are also great materials to help you throughout the entire process. Best thing to do is start with the 2021 official rules and once you know which category you'd like to take part in, the award guidelines give you more detailed information.


You can find more great information in the following documents:

Award-winning entry

Guidance from the Judges

Frequently asked questions


I heard there is also a local version of this. How does that work?

As in pervious years there will also be a local version. HOWEVER, this year if you want to take part in the local awards you also have to nominate yourself using the global nomination tool introduced above.


So in conclusion, if you want to take part in the global and/or local awards submit your nomination here by Monday, April 26 at 11:59 P.M. Pacific time!

We are looking forward to your submissions and if you have any questions please don't hesitate to reach out here or to me directly!



Oh and what is this Inspire event?

Microsoft Inspire is where partners from around the world come together to create and strengthen connections, build their business, empower possibilities, and celebrate together. This is our opportunity to discuss strategy, innovation, differentiation, growth, and how we can best serve customers together, with inclusion and resilience at the center.


What you need to know:

  • Mark your calendar now, and save the dates – July 14-15 (PST).
  • The format will again be digital so please encourage your colleagues to participate. The digital format continues to give us an incredible opportunity to include partners from around the globe.
  • Registration will open in June 2021.
  • There will be no cost to attend.
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