At Inspire, partners learn about Microsoft's roadmap for the upcoming year, network and build connections with their Microsoft counterparts and other partners, and experience the latest product innovations, skills and techniques. We are always excited for an opportunity to catch up with our Microsoft friends and colleagues, here is a recap from some of the Valorem Reply leaders who attended this year’s event.

Julia Spiers, Marketing & Alliance Coordinator

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"We attend the Microsoft inspire conference annually to learn about the new goals and initiatives that Microsoft has for the upcoming hear. This helps us stay on the cutting edge as a Microsoft partner.

One of my favorite things about attending the conference is to put faces with the names of people that I usually interact with from a distance. I really feel that this helps to make those connections more personable.

One of the biggest takeaways from this year’s conference was Microsoft’s clear emphasis on driving diversity and inclusion in the workplace. From Satya’s corenote address all the way down to the various booths and break out sessions, it’s evident that Microsoft is diving deep on diversity and inclusion in 2019 and beyond."

Allison Jensen, VP Marketing

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"The Microsoft inspire conference is an important investment for us each year. We spend the entire week with key executives and partner focused individuals aligning our mutual business goals for the future and looking back on the successes of the previous year. We’re excited to be acknowledged with the Microsoft US Partner Award in the area of teamwork. This is the perfect way to set the stage for another successful year of partnership in 2020."

Domnick Parretta, CEO

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"Hi, I’ve just returned from Microsoft inspire 2019. I wanted to take a minute and share with you my key learnings from Microsoft’s biggest partner event worldwide, this year.

As I look back at the week we just had, I’m really excited about a couple things.
Number one when I think about cloud migrations and the announcements Microsoft made, combining that with our expertise, I think there are new offerings we can bring to market that will move more customers to the cloud faster.

2nd I’m really excited about new specializations in the Microsoft partner network and competencies. I think this will enable Valorem to drive more differentiation and be seen as a leader in many different areas.

I’m going to spend a lot of time over the next few weeks taking more in from Inspire and I look forward to talking with you more about it."