Microsoft Inspire 2021: event highlights

Microsoft Inspire 2021 was about technological opportunities for partners, with focus on the future of sustainability and Azure.

Future opportunities for the 400.000’s Microsoft partners

Microsoft Inspire, the company’s largest partner event of the year, has come to an end, after two days focused on Microsoft Cloud and the opportunities it provides for partners and how to predict the future through scale, innovation, and differentiation.

The event has left us with several highlights about the technological opportunities for partners, but we’ve seen a special focus on the future of sustainability:

  • The world’s climate experts agree that people, companies, industries and nations must take urgent action to reduce carbon emissions. Microsoft is committed to accelerating the sustainability journey of organizations everywhere.
  • Later this year, the company will launch the Microsoft Cloud for Sustainability in preview to help the cloud provider and its customers meet their carbon reduction and sustainability goals. The new offering is built on Microsoft technologies including Azure, Microsoft Dataverse, Power Platform and Power BI.

Microsoft’s Inspire highlights on Azure

Along with the goal of sustainability, Microsoft is expanding programs and extending security updates to support cloud migration and modernization. 

That’s why the second focus of the event was Azure, for which Microsoft has announced several news: 

  • Azure API Management integration with Azure Event Grid.Ssmart defaults for Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) and a new partner center in Azure Synapse that will connect customers to partner solutions also are among the products, features and services being unveiled to help drive growth among Microsoft’s partners and customers.
  • Another big new was the Azure Migration And Modernization Program, key to their approach to helping customers operate hybrid seamlessly. Enabled by Azure Arc, customers can now also bring Azure services to any existing infrastructure including other clouds to take advantage of Azure’s benefits anywhere. 

“Microsoft is committed to equipping partners around the world with the most innovative technologies, tools and solutions in the industry,” Nick Parker, Microsoft’s corporate vice president of global partner solutions, said in a blog post. “We continually strive to be the best partner for our partners’ growth and profitability, offering unique opportunities to leverage the Microsoft cloud, create differentiated solutions on our platform and got to market together at scale.”

All the news from the event are available here.

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