Feb 27 2023 07:13 AM
Feb 27 2023 07:13 AM
Written by Deanna Meyer, Senior Director, Communications and Events, Industry & Partner Sales
This blog was originally posted to the Microsoft Inspire blog in the Partner Center
I’m pleased to announce details for the upcoming Microsoft Inspire — this year’s event will take place digitally, giving us the incredible opportunity to include partners from all over the world. The event is of no cost to attendees and will be held on July 18-19, 2023. Please save these dates and look for registration opening in the coming months.
As part of Microsoft Inspire, we recognize finalists and winners of our annual Partner of the Year Awards, which are open for nominations starting today. Receiving these nominations is a highlight of our year, as it gives us the opportunity to see the incredible impact our partners are delivering to customers around the world.
Partners can submit for a variety of awards across solution areas and industries — including two new awards for this year (detailed below). We also recognize partners from over 100 countries/regions as part of our Country/Region Partner of the Year Awards. Each set of awards recognizes an impressive group of partners, showcasing the digital transformation they’ve enabled by building on Microsoft technologies. For the 2023 awards, given the launch timing of the Microsoft Cloud Partner Program, this will be a transition year and we have made some adjustments to eligibility criteria. Please see the guidelines introduction section for additional details (linked below).
Our partner ecosystem has the great privilege and responsibility of delivering innovative solutions and services to businesses and local economies around the world. As such, we are looking for solutions that are built to deliver meaningful, accessible, inclusive, and sustainable outcomes for customers. We believe technology should be a force for good and we’re intentional about recognizing partners that enable a more sustainable and equitable future, empowering every person and organization to achieve more.
This year, we have added two new awards:
Read more about these two new awards and download the official guidelines here: https://aka.ms/POTYA_Guidelines
You can access the full list of awards on the Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards website and submit your nomination in advance of the deadline of 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time (PT), on April 5, 2023. To ensure you and your organization are aware of important program updates, please review the introduction section of the guidelines document. Explore the additional resources on the site for further information on how to prepare your nomination, review advice from the judges, and more.
We look forward to receiving your nominations and are excited to celebrate this year’s incredible partner innovations!