Microsoft Inspire

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Microsoft Inspire
Status active
Genre Conference
Date(s) July 9, 2017 (2017-07-09)
Begins July 12, 2002 (2002-07-12)
Ends July 13, 2017 (2017-07-13)
Frequency Annually
Venue Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Location(s) Washington, D.C.
Country United States of America
Inaugurated July 12, 2002 (2002-07-12)
Organised by Microsoft
Member Microsoft Corporation
Sponsor Main sponsors: Huawei, Tech Data. BitTitan and Dell EMC
Website
partner.microsoft.com/en-GB/inspire

Microsoft Inspire, (formerly the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, and previously abbreviated WPC), is a conference held annually by Microsoft Corporation for its partner community. At Inspire, partners learn about Microsoft’s roadmap for the upcoming year, network and build connections, share best practices, experience the latest product innovations, and learn new skills and techniques[1] There are also keynote addresses from Microsoft executives, featured speakers, business-track specific offerings, and hundreds of sessions.

History

In its current form, it has been held since 2003.[1] Before 2003, it was two different events, Microsoft Fusion and the Microsoft Business Solutions Stampede.[2]

Year Dates Venue Location Participants (est.)
2002 July 12-15 Los Angeles Convention Center Los Angeles, California 4,700[3]
2003 October 9-11 Morial Convention Center New Orleans 5,500[4]
2004 July 11-13 Toronto, Canada [5]
2005 July 8-10 Minneapolis Convention Center Minneapolis 10,000 attendees

6,500 Microsoft Employees[6]

2006 August 11-13 Boston, Massachusetts [7]
2007 July 10-12 Colorado Convention Center Denver, Colorado [8][9]
2008 July Houston, Texas [10]
2009 July 13 New Orleans [11]
2010 July 11-15 Washington Convention Center Washington, D.C. [12]  13,000[13]
2011 July 10-14 Los Angeles, California [14][15]
2012 July 8-12 Metro Toronto Convention Centre and the Air Canada Centre Toronto, Ontario 15,000[16]
2013 July 7-11 Houston, Texas [17]
2014 July 13-17 Washington, D.C.
2015 July 12–16 Orlando, Florida
2016 July 10-14 Toronto, Canada
2017 July 9-13 Walter E. Washington Convention Center Washington, D.C. [18]

Sponsors

Diamond

Titanium

Platinum

Gold

Silver

Exhibitor 10x20

Exhibitor 10x10

* Act-On Software
  • Akumina
  • AMC Technology, LLC
  • AppDynamics
  • AppRiver
  • Apriorit
  • Autotask Corporation
  • AvePoint
  • AVST
  • Azulle
  • Beyondsoft
  • BizTalk360
  • BrainStorm, Inc.
  • CallTower
  • CenturyLink
  • China Telecom Americas
  • Cireson
  • Cloud Assert LLC
  • Cloud Harmonics
  • CloudBerry Lab
  • Cloudyn
  • CodeTwo
  • CoreSite
  • Coservit
  • Couchbase
  • Crossware Mail Signature
  • Data Resolution
  • Datto, Inc
  • Digital Office Inc.
  • Docker, Inc.
  • DocuSign
  • Dropsuite
  • Enadoc by Tech One Global
  • Ephesoft
  • eSignLive by Vasco
  • Exclaimer
  • Fifty Five and Five
  • Folloze
  • FSLogix
  • Geomant
  • GSX Solutions
  • Imperva
  • IndependenceIT
  • Innodep Inc.
  • Intcomex
  • interworks.cloud
  • Interxion
  • IR
  • itrezzo, Inc
  • Juniper Networks
  • Juriba
  • Kaspersky Lab
  • Kelverion
  • KingswaySoft
  • Landis Technologies
  • Learn on Demand Systems
  • Mandarine Academy
  • MessageSolution, Inc.
  • Mida Solutions
  • MIND CTI
  • Monocept Consulting Private Limited
  • MSC Consulting (S) Pte Ltd
  • Nerdio
  • NooBaa
  • Nuvolex
  • Panda Security
  • Peer Software, Inc.
  • Powell Software
  • Priasoft Inc
  • Profisee
  • Property-xRM
  • Pyramid Analytics
  • RackNap
  • rFactr
  • RowShare
  • ScienceLogic
  • Scribe Software
  • Sedoc Finance Network
  • Sharegate
  • Sigfox
  • SimplySo
  • Sinefa
  • Skuid
  • Snow Software AB
  • Solver
  • SpamExperts
  • SparkBox
  • Spektra Systems, LLC
  • StarLeaf LTD
  • Stratogator
  • Stratos Cloud Alliance
  • Technology Services Industry Association
  • The Portal Connector
  • T-Mobile
  • TrustSphere Pte Ltd
  • Tryane
  • Valo Intranet
  • Velostrata
  • viGlobal
  • Virsae
  • West Safety Services
  • WinMagic Inc.
  • Workspot
  • Yamaha
  • Yealink




References

  1. ^ a b http://www.digitalwpc.com/About#fbid=U5uRfPvLK-a
  2. ^ "Manta - The Place for Small Business". Manta. 
  3. ^ "Manta - The Place for Small Business". Manta. 
  4. ^ "Manta - The Place for Small Business". Manta. 
  5. ^ "CRN Channel Programs News for VARs and Technology Integrators". CRN. 
  6. ^ "Manta - The Place for Small Business". Manta. 
  7. ^ http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/071306_Microsoft_Partner_Show_Continue
  8. ^ "Microsoft Unveils New Opportunities for Partners at Worldwide Partner Conference 2007". WebWire. 10 July 2007. 
  9. ^ http://www.voip-news.com/events/microsoft-world-wide-partner-conference/
  10. ^ Mitchell Ashley (8 July 2008). "Meet Me In Houston At Microsoft WPC". Network World. 
  11. ^ "Microsoft Pri0". nwsource.com. 
  12. ^ "Microsoft Pri0". The Seattle Times. 
  13. ^ "Microsoft Pri0". The Seattle Times. 
  14. ^ "Microsoft Pri0". The Seattle Times. 
  15. ^ http://www.digitalwpc.com/#fbid=U5uRfPvLK-a
  16. ^ http://www.digitalwpc.com/News/Details/183#fbid=
  17. ^ http://www.digitalwpc.com
  18. ^ https://blogs.partner.microsoft.com/mpn/introducing-microsoft-inspire-a-new-name-for-our-worldwide-partner-conference/

External links

  • Official website
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