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Welcome to The Commons

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Explore The Commons

The Commons offers a breadth of networking opportunities that can help you build new business and expand your network. Whether you are visiting Microsoft Showcase, the Microsoft Partner Experience booth, the Community Hub, Regional Lounges, or the Expo Hall, you will find a myriad of opportunities to make new connections and explore innovative solutions from both fellow partners and Microsoft.

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Expand your brand at Microsoft Inspire

Forge and strengthen partnerships. Generate new leads. Connect with thousands of attendees—from business decision-makers to channel marketing leaders to C-suite executives. Fill out the Sponsor and Exhibitor application and review the 2018 partner opportunities for more information.

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Microsoft Showcase is the place to experience the latest Microsoft products, solutions, services and devices at technology-focused demo stations, theaters, and hands-on experiences. Join us to:

  • Collaborate one-on-one with Microsoft Experts
  • Dive deeper into session content
  • Learn about the Microsoft technologies that can help you and your customers succeed in the digital transformation journey
  • Envision technology solutions for your customers’ business challenges at the Microsoft Technology Center
  • Participate in Immersion labs
  • Learn how to fine tune your sales pitch
  • See how Microsoft Secure can fit into your security portfolio
  • Gain knowledge about building on the intelligent cloud
  • Connect your business with the Internet of Things

Join us at the Microsoft Partner Experience booth (formerly the MPN booth) for interactive conversations, connections, informative presentations and valuable customer and partner stories. This will be the place to connect with subject matter experts from both Microsoft and the partner ecosystem to learn about topics like:

  • CSP as a selling motion
  • Incentives plans
  • The new Referrals lead generation tool
  • Partner Center
  • The Channel as a Service (CaaS) opportunity
  • The Managed Service Provider (MSP) opportunity
  • The P-Seller program

At the Microsoft Partner Experience booth, you’ll also be able to connect directly with engineers and support personnel who can answer questions you may have about the Microsoft Partner Network or Partner Center. In addition to connecting one on one, be sure to check out the presentations happening in the theater.

The Community Hub brings to life the partner to partner connections in a casual environment where you can network and learn from each other. Stop by to visit some of our featured Microsoft communities, including the International Association of Microsoft Partners (IAMCP) and Women in Technology (WIT). You can also watch theatre sessions and engage in discussions focused on partner identified hot topics like:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Data Insights
  • Digital Marketing
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Finding & Retaining Talent
  • Internet of Things
  • Partnering with Microsoft
  • Privacy & Security
  • Social Selling

Looking to make connections in new locations or learn about breaking into new markets? The Regional Lounges provide the opportunity to meet your neighbors from a host of countries in a casual setting which is open to all. Network with Microsoft representatives and your partner peers from across the globe while exploring new opportunities for your organization.

Connect with sponsors and exhibitors who are showcasing their solutions and products. The expo hall provides an opportunity to meet fellow Microsoft partners and explore innovations from around the world. If you’d like to become a sponsor or exhibitor, fill out the application to get started or download the prospectus to learn more. 

It's the partner event of the year.

Join us at Microsoft Inspire July 15-19, 2018.