Happy New Year to Microsoft who have just kicked off Q1 of their Fiscal Year 2022. With this new fiscal year comes some new announcements. Microsoft just announced the launch of the Dynamics 365 Cloud Migration promotion on August 1, 2021. This new promotion provides discounted Dynamics 365 online services to drive customers’ migration to the cloud. It also supports customers who have started their digital transformation journey under legacy migration offers to transition to the new promotion pricing. This new offer includes retiring existing discounted SKUs on July 31, 2021 and replaces them with new Dynamics Cloud Migration promotion SKUs. Microsoft is offering a 40% discount on Dynamics 365 online services with a three-year subscription. It also includes dual access rights (concurrent on-premises and cloud use) supporting user access prior to on-premises solution sunset when cloud migration is complete. This new offer also supports phased cloud migrations, allowing companies to add new users through the term of the promotion.
Along with new promotions, the start of FY’22 means that Microsoft Inspire is right around the corner! Microsoft Inspire is the largest partner event of the year, offering many opportunities for partners to advance their business by interacting with partners from around the world, industry leaders, and Microsoft experts. Inspire, which takes placed on July 14-15, is packed full of incredible learning opportunities and speakers. We have compiled a list of sessions specifically for Indirect CSP Resellers that our Stratos Cloud team is most excited to attend:
Inspire Opening – Wednesday, July 14th
Join leaders such as Judson Althoff, Satya Nadella, Nick Parker, Rodney Clark and Charlotte Yarkoni as they discuss Digital optimism and understand the opportunities in front of us and why Microsoft is the best partner for your growth.
Into Focus – Thursday July 15th
Join hosts Elise Hu and Jeff Dubois for a top-tier lineup of executive interviews, 1-on-1 conversations, partner discussions, and Q&A sessions with our virtual audience of Inspire attendees. Senior Microsoft leaders will be on hand to address the latest Windows developments, Microsoft’s cloud tools, and other partner announcements and opportunities coming out of Inspire.
US General Session – Wednesday, July 14th @ 4:15pm EDT
Join Tyler Bryson, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Global Partner Solutions, US, and his Leadership Team, to engage in a live Q&A session on FY22 partner strategy, growth opportunities, and what’s top of mind for you.
Maximize Microsoft programs and investments to accelerate your customer’s journey – Thursday July 15th @ 4:30pm EDT
Investments across the Microsoft Cloud enable Services partners to build, market, and scale differentiated offerings for their customers across the Microsoft technology stack. Learn how to leverage a variety of initiatives including Immersion Workshops, customer migration and modernization programs, and more.
Maximize your opportunities in SMB with Microsoft Business Applications – On Demand
The impact of the pandemic and how this accelerated the Digital Transformation process. Microsoft has the right Business Applications solutions, created specifically for Medium Businesses to help in this process both for the back and front office with ERP and CRM solutions respectively. The session will show how Microsoft partners can capitalize on that opportunity, in particular M365 resellers who will be able to expand and extend the solutions portfolio to Dynamics 365.
Better together: the evolution of partner-to-partner selling at Microsoft – On Demand
Scale through the largest network of partners in the industry. This is can’t miss guidance for our network of Microsoft Cloud Solution Providers and technology partners (ISVs) to learn about advancements in our partner-to-partner offering that can create new, recurring revenue streams while unlocking new customers and services.
Software in the Cloud Solution Provider Program: Bridge to Your Cloud Business – On Demand
Microsoft launched perpetual software offers in the Cloud Solution Provider program in January 2021 to meet customer on-premises needs while helping them evolve to a hybrid or cloud-based environment. This means CSP partners can now support customers in their cloud journey, regardless of customer position. Because the Open License program will no longer be available after December 31, 2021, partners can join this session to learn how to optimize CSP perpetual software offers and transition your Open License business to CSP, while at the same time realizing new cloud opportunities.
After Microsoft Inspire, be sure to connect with the Stratos team at the International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners (IAMCP) US Microsoft Inspire Post Event on July 21-22nd. Our Stratos team is a sponsor and will be on hand to answer questions on how our partner programs can help you build or expand your Dynamics 365 practice. Gain unparalleled access to Microsoft during this complimentary, two-day virtual event packed with impactful keynotes, unscripted breakout sessions and live Partner-to-Partner conversations. Be sure to take advantage of the opportunity to hear from Microsoft initiative leaders to fully understand what they are driving in FY22 and what it means to your business. Register now to reserve your spot!