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Welcome to The Hub

Where Microsoft partners and employees meet to discover, connect, and learn.

Together, we are more

Making connections is integral to your success at Microsoft Inspire. That’s why we’ve created The Hub, an open, shared space conveniently located at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. The Hub is the perfect place for arranged meetings or spontaneous conversations. Whichever you’re looking for, come to The Hub ready to connect—you never know when you’ll discover an amazing opportunity! All of this is made possible by our generous sponsors. We appreciate all you’ve done to help make The Hub a reality.

Foster connections

Build meaningful relationships with other successful global partners and insightful Microsoft employees.

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Area Lounges

You’ll find both Microsoft employees and partners at region-based Area Lounges, located in The Hub. Perfect for expanding your global connections, Area Lounges provide a casual setting for collaborating with key individuals from around the world.

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Connect Zone

Partners are welcome to plan meetings or grab a table on the fly in the Connect Zone—a café space designed for networking. Explore new opportunities for your organization while you get to know Microsoft partners from 130 plus countries in the Connect Zone.

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Social Hours

The Hub will host a series of Social Hours throughout the event. These casual gatherings present organic opportunities for Microsoft employees and partners to forge new relationships based on shared insights and experiences.

Opportunities to grow your business

Get access to a variety of content and resources, specifically designed to help scale your business.

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Partner Network

In the Partner Network (OCP) section of The Hub, you’ll find tools, resources, and content covering a variety of topics to help you grow your business today, tomorrow, and well into the future.

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The SMC Sales Center

Visit the SMC Sales Center for one-on-one time with industry experts. This is the place to discuss your business and get personalized strategy advice from the pros.

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Community Zone

For even more experiential learning, head to the Community Zone. In this area of The Hub, you’ll find ongoing interactive sessions and presentations crafted to help you scale your business. This year we’ll be exploring a wide array of timely topics, including Tech for Social Impact, Diversity & Inclusion, Voices for Innovation, and much more.

Get an inside look

As you continue to drive digital transformation both for yourself and your customers, it’s helpful to have a clear vision of our shared future.

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The Microsoft Showcase

Get deeper access to Microsoft at The Hub. You’ll get a first look at upcoming product innovations complete with demonstrations and ask-the-expert opportunities. Hear some of the most impactful customer and partner success stories to date and leave with a better understanding of the strategic roadmap Microsoft has planned for the year ahead. Plus, visit specialized Solution Area Theaters for Ted-Talk style presentations focused on three topic categories: Modern Workplace and Modern Life, Applications, Infrastructure, Data and AI, and Business Applications.

See what made Microsoft Inspire an unforgettable experience in 2019

Relive some of our favorite moments and see what makes Microsoft Inspire the event you can’t afford to miss.

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A shared experience

We believe that partners power what’s possible. To help make our relationship even more rewarding and to strengthen the essential connections between us, we created shared experiences throughout the event, offering you more opportunities to connect with Microsoft employees than ever before. In 2019, for the first time, Microsoft Inspire + Microsoft Ready attendees had shared access to The Hub. Whether you were looking for valuable insights, hoping to generate leads, or working to expand your network, you could find it all at The Hub.

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The Hub Hours

Monday July 15 Open from 11:00am–7:00pm 
Tuesday July 16 Open from 9:00am–7:00pm 
Wednesday July 17 Open from 11:00am–5:00pm
Thursday July 18–Closed


The Hub Preview and Social Hours

Sunday July 14 The Hub Preview from 5:00pm–7:00pm 
Monday July 15 Social Hours from 5:00pm–7:00pm
Tuesday July 16 Social Hours from 5:00pm–7:00pm

Download the full experience overview


Microsoft Store

At Microsoft Store, located in The Hub this year, you’ll find Surfaces, Xbox products, soft goods, books, hardware, software, and limited-time event deals just for you!

Partners make more possible