Frequently Asked Questions

General questions

 

Microsoft Inspire is where our partners from around the world unite to create connections, empower possibilities, build their businesses, and celebrate success. As we embark on our first digital experience together, you’ll have opportunities to strengthen existing relationships and learn new ways to serve our customers, partner on business opportunities, and help each other thrive in these unprecedented times.

Every partner looking for unmatched possibilities to network with other successful partners, identify new business opportunities, and interact with industry experts, should attend Microsoft Inspire. The digital event will empower you with the information you need to create lasting relationships with your customers and to provide them with unsurpassed support.

Microsoft Inspire is our largest and most comprehensive partner networking event of the year, offering opportunities for you to forge new connections by interacting with successful global partners, important industry leaders, and influential Microsoft experts from around the world.

During the Microsoft Inspire digital event, you can expect to:

  • Build upon existing relationships and create new, meaningful business connections with networking and community connections.
  • Learn how to better align your business with Microsoft during the year ahead and why doing so can benefit your customers.
  • Join Microsoft executives, featured speakers, and special guests for informative and inspiring key segment addresses.
  • Attend digital breakout sessions featuring content based on innovation, leadership, and partnership, as well as topics to help you develop more effective sales and marketing strategies to build your business.

Changes are being made to ensure that this year’s event experience provides opportunities to connect, empower, and celebrate, just as Microsoft Inspire has been known for in the past. We are excited to bring Microsoft Inspire to you, wherever you are. The primary changes include:

  • Microsoft Inspire will be a digital-only event experience
  • There will be no cost to attend

Please watch for further announcements and check microsoft.com/inspire for updated information.

Yes, Microsoft executives will share their vision for the year ahead during featured presentations, although the name of these sessions has been changed from Corenotes to key segments.

Yes, the key segment addresses will be live-streamed as part of the digital event. The specific details are still being confirmed, so watch for event announcements via email and social channel feeds.
Partners can work with their PDM or Account Executive to request a meeting with an executive through the Microsoft Inspire Executive Meeting Program.
We strive to create experiences that are accessible and welcoming to everyone. We have added new features such as American Sign Language interpretation and Audio Description to our digital event platform. There is still much to do as we continue to scale our offerings and we want to know what you think. If you have feedback about disability inclusion and accessibility of this event, please email eventaccess@microsoft.com.

Microsoft’s mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. This includes all Microsoft events and gatherings, including on digital platforms, where we seek to create a respectful, friendly, fun, and inclusive experience for all participants.

We expect all digital event participants to uphold the principles of this Code of Conduct, which covers the main digital event and all related activities. We do not tolerate disruptive or disrespectful behavior, messages, images, or interactions by any party participant, in any form, at any aspect of the program including business and social activities, regardless of location.

Microsoft will not tolerate harassment or discrimination based on age, ancestry, color, gender identity or expression, national origin, physical or mental disability, religion, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local laws, regulations, and ordinances.

We encourage everyone to assist in creating a welcoming and safe environment. Please report any concerns, harassing behavior, suspicious, or disruptive activity to Business Conduct Hotline (1-877-320-MSFT or buscond@microsoft.com). Microsoft reserves the right to refuse admittance to or remove any person from Microsoft Inspire at any time at its sole discretion.

The Microsoft eCompanyStore Friends and Family Program is an extension of an existing offer to registered viewers and recorded as checked-in to the Microsoft Inspire 2020 Digital Event. Residents who reside in all countries except residents of Belarus, Cuba, Eritrea, Iran, North Korea, Syria, or Venezuela (per U.S. government regulations) may be eligible to participate in this Program.
  • This discount offer is valid only for registered Microsoft Inspire 2020 Digital Event viewers who logged in during the event and were recorded as checked-in between July 21, 8AM Pacific Time – July 23, 8AM Pacific Time.
  • Login information to access the Microsoft eCompanyStore site will be sent to eligible attendees, post event.
  • This discount offer is available only at the Microsoft eCompanyStore while supplies last, up to a maximum purchase amount of $250 USD, on the following digital products only: Windows, Office, Xbox Game Pass, and Xbox Live subscription. Hardware and accessories are unavailable and ineligible for this discount offer.
  • This discount offer is not valid at the Microsoft Retail Store website or physical store.
  • This discount offer is not valid for, and may not be redeemed by either: 1) government officials, including anyone who works for a government agency or department, a public-sector organization (e.g. public school, hospital, defense), or company owned or controlled by a government) under Microsoft gifting policy; or 2) or residents of Belarus, Cuba, Eritrea, Iran, North Korea, Syria, Venezuela under US government regulations.
  • This discount offer expires on September 21, 2020 11:59PM Pacific Time.  Purchases must be made before September 21, 2020 11:59PM Pacific Time to receive the discount.
  • This discount offer is not valid on prior orders or purchases; cannot be transferred or otherwise redeemed for cash. May not be combined with other offers. Discount does not include taxes, shipping, or other fees.
  • Void where prohibited by law. Microsoft reserves the right to modify or discontinue at any time. Other exclusions and limits may apply.

Registration questions

 

The Microsoft Inspire digital event has no cost to attend.

You may review and make changes to your registration information by visiting the Registration page. Once you have logged in, you may:

  • Edit or cancel your registration
  • View and print your current confirmation information

It is recommended that each person submit their own registration as all registrants are required to utilize individual log-in credentials in order to access the digital event.

The name fields are intentionally locked once a registration has been submitted. If you need to update your name, do NOT cancel your registration—please contact the Microsoft Inspire team for assistance.

Your company/school IT administrator will need to add the AAD Tenant and approve the request.

In the event that items need to be sent to event registrants, your shipping address will allow us to include you in any such mailing. If you choose not to provide a shipping address, we will be unable to include you in any planned shipments.

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