Microsoft Inspire 2021: Connecting the Partner Ecosystem to Grow Together

Microsoft Inspire 2021: Connecting the Partner Ecosystem to Grow Together

This IDC Market Note discusses key announcements made at Microsoft Inspire 2021, the vendor's annual partner-focused conference. The most impactful updates concern innovation in Microsoft's commercial marketplace, investments in ISV partners, specific SMB partner initiatives, increased focus on sustainability, and further connecting the Microsoft ecosystem through partner collaboration and co-sell.

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Executive Snapshot
In This Market Note
IDC's Point of View
Microsoft Announcements
Marketplace Innovation
Greatly Reduced Marketplace Transaction Fees
Partner Collaboration
Focus on ISV Partners
New Benefits for Business Applications ISV Connect Partners
ISV Opportunities Around Microsoft 365
Microsoft 365 Lighthouse for SMB-Focused MSPs
Azure Virtual Desktop Promotion
Project "Orland" for Microsoft 365
New Cloud for Sustainability offering
IDC Assessment
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