At this morning’s Vision Keynote Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced Microsoft 365, a new set of offerings that includes Office 365, Windows 10, and Enterprise Mobility and Security.
Satya Nadella outlined how Microsoft 365 will enable both global enterprises and small business to take advantage of the approximately US$4.5 trillion digital transformation opportunity by helping customers modernise their environments, leading with security. Ron Huddleston also announced an increased commitment to helping partners bring their solutions to market and connect with customers. In support of their commitment, Microsoft will be making a US$250 million investment in resources and incentives aligned to co-selling with Microsoft cloud partners. Microsoft will also be creating the new role of Channel Manager, whose job will be to connect partners with the right customer at the right time. Additionally, Microsoft will be implementing incentives for their own sales teams when they jointly co-sell eligible apps and services to enterprise customers.
On Monday 10th July, Microsoft announced plans to help partners meet customer expectations by becoming more solution-centric, with particular focus on four solution areas: Modern Workplace, Business Applications, Applications and Infrastructure, and Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI). The multi billion-dollar company’s investment in these areas will help support partners’ customers in achieving the key digital transformation outcomes of empowering employees, engaging customers, optimising operations, and transforming products.