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FY23 Solution Area Priority Sessions - Modern Work Priorities

Date and time

08/16/2022 | 09:00 - 16:00 (SAST)

Event format Digital

Event type Briefing

With the beginning of the financial year, Microsoft South Africa’s partner team (GPS) have begun our FY23 partner planning journey. It is important for our partner ecosystem to align with Microsoft’s current priorities, strategies and targets. We want to use this opportunity to encourage accelerated growth, targeting of key customer segments and differentiation through innovation. The FY23 Solution Area Priority SessionsBrought to you by GPS Please join us during the month of August for the FY23 Solution Area Priority Sessions with the Microsoft Business Group leads, Specialist Technology Unit leads (STU) and Cloud Solution Architects. Learn more about the FY23 Solution Area focuses that will be used across business planning and execution, sales enablement, customer engagement and capacity planning. Simple and clear | Evolution, no disruptions | One organization, one language Morning Session: Sales EnablementThe Business Group lead will highlight critical achievements and describe their vision for the coming year. The STU will bring partner organizations up to speed around solution areas, solution plays and technical capabilities, with specific attention to hero products and pipeline generation. The target audience is partner sales professionals. The level of knowledge transfer is non-technical. Afternoon Session: Technical Presales EnablementMicrosoft Cloud Solution Architects will inform partner technical presales engineers of new architectures, programs and use cases during Technical Capability Deep Dives. Having knowledge of solution architectures, solution design and solution positioning is necessary. The Specialist Technology leads will provide a view of the end-to-end landscape of the solution: its current, future and further applications to customers.

Microsoft Discover Workshop: Teams as a Platform with BearingPoint

Date and time

09/15/2022 | 08:00 - 12:00 (GMT)

Event format In Person

Event type Workshop

Say hi to Hybrid Working, and business processes at its best!  Managing a remote workforce has become a primary need of many organizations. But since the pandemic situation has accelerated digital transformation, can you be sure that your company is really set up for success?  In today’s hybrid working environment teams must have their own workspace available regardless of geography and device: one secure place to access processes, applications, content, and people.  Using the right tool, in the right way, is a critical enabler. Microsoft Teams has played a leading role, taking communication and collaboration skills to the next level. But what is it that differentiate Microsoft Teams from other communication tools and how can you take your Teams usage to the next level. In this hands-on session, BearingPoint will show you practical examples how to exploit the full potential of the Microsoft Teams platform to get the best out of your full Teams ecosystem.  You will discover how the platform can be customized and tailored to the specific needs of your company through the following topics  ·      Get started with Microsoft Teams ·      The power of Teams as a Platform ·      Use cases and how-to demos: o       Integrating Legacy Apps in Microsoft Teams o       Automating Business Process with Teams and Power Platformo       Develop your own Bot with MS Teams    Register now  

Modern Work Discovery Series: Employee alignment, skilling and growth to help employees stay focused and impactful

Date and time

11/04/2022 | 14:00 - 15:00 (GMT)

Event format Digital

Event type Briefing

Make Work work: Based on decades of quantitative and qualitative research, and our own experience working with global customers and here within Microsoft, we have identified six key elements to achieve great employee experience: Wellbeing, Connection, Focus, Empowerment, Growth, and Purpose. But in today’s remote and hybrid work environment creating this great employee experience is more challenging than ever.   Employees want to feel more connected, more aligned to their company purpose and mission. They want to grow, make an impact, and make a difference. Leaders need a modern way to effectively engage and develop their employees, and IT needs to be able to quickly enable this modern employee experience without having to rip and replace all their existing systems.     Join this session to learn how to better navigate the challenges of Employee Alignment, Skilling and Growth. And hear from peers on how they are using Microsoft collaboration technology, data and insights to enable a better employee experience.  

Hello Windows

Date and time

09/20/2022 | 07:00 - 11:00 (CST)

Event format In Person

Event type Briefing

The keyboard your employees touch, the screen they look at, and the operating system they utilize every day is the new office for the future of work. Looking at slides and doing virtual demos doesn't do that justice. You need to experience it hands on. Join us for this immersive, invitation-only event to experience Windows 11 and Windows 365 on Microsoft Surface for yourself.  You will hear from Microsoft business and product leadership about why the endpoint is the new office, and then try some of our latest products yourself working side by side Microsoft engineers and technical leaders.  At the end of the session, we will raffle off a new Surface device to one lucky winner! Space is extremely limited, and each session is limited to one attendee per company. 

Hello Windows

Date and time

09/20/2022 | 12:00 - 16:00 (CST)

Event format In Person

Event type Briefing

The keyboard your employees touch, the screen they look at, and the operating system they utilize every day is the new office for the future of work. Looking at slides and doing virtual demos doesn't do that justice. You need to experience it hands on. Join us for this immersive, invitation-only event to experience Windows 11 and Windows 365 on Microsoft Surface for yourself.  You will hear from Microsoft business and product leadership about why the endpoint is the new office, and then try some of our latest products yourself working side by side Microsoft engineers and technical leaders.  At the end of the session, we will raffle off a new Surface device to one lucky winner! Space is extremely limited, and each session is limited to one attendee per company. 

Modern Work Partner Community Day

Date and time

09/27/2022 | 08:00 - 15:00 (CET)

Event format In Person

Event type Networking

Join us for a day of inspiration within the Modern Work solution area with the overall topic: How to succeed with hybrid work.The day will start with a main track focusing on news, our vision for Modern Work, and current state of business. After lunch the activities will be split up in different tracks with deep dives into a number of technical and business topics, e.g. Microsoft Viva, Windows 365, frontline workers and much more!Agenda: 9.00 - 9.30   Light breakfast will be served 9.30 - 10.30 FY23 MW Vision/priority/state of the business10.30 - 11.00 MCPP and the partner opportunity11.00 - 11.30 Cross workload: collaborative apps 11.30 - 12.00 Lunch 12..00 - 15.00 Business track 12.00 - 15.00 Technical track 15.00 - 16.00 Networking opportunity 

Personal Computing for all

Date and time

09/28/2022 | 17:00 - 18:00 (GMT)

Event format Digital

Event type Briefing

Your PC is something you spend many working hours on. That experience can be comfortable, productive, and tailored to an individual's changing needs and preferences. Microsoft 365 and Surface incorporate inclusive design principles to help people from many walks of life realize their potential and get work done. Join us to learn some simple and powerful ways of using Windows, Office 365, Surface, and accessories to make your personal computing experience a joy.

Ask the Experts: Drive Inclusive and Productive work with Microsoft 365 and Surface

Date and time

10/06/2022 | 18:00 - 19:00 (GMT)

Event format Digital

Event type Briefing

Join our Microsoft Surface and Modern Work Experts as they share how organizations are breaking barriers by creating a connected and inclusive environment for employees. In this live conversation you will learn how Microsoft 365 along with Microsoft Surface help to increase productivity and improve accessibility for employees no matter where they work.

Microsoft Sustainability Investors & Startups: Creating Impact Through Mentorship, Thought Leadership, and Collaboration

Date and time

10/14/2022 | 07:15 - 13:00 (WEST)

Event format In Person

Event type Meetup

At Microsoft, we believe sustainability is critical for meeting the economic, societal, and environmental needs of today and of future generations. We also believe sustainability is good for business and that through collaboration, and empowering others we can achieve the biggest impact. We are excited to invite our startups, community of investors, clients, and partners to share their experience and knowledge in the sustainability space.   Join us and become part of the conversation for a more sustainable future.   We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Date and time

AUG 16, 2022

09:00 - 16:00 (SAST)

FY23 Solution Area Priority Sessions - Modern Work Priorities

With the beginning of the financial year, Microsoft South Africa’s partner team (GPS) have begun our FY23 partner planning journey. It is important for our partner ecosystem to align with Microsoft’s current priorities, strategies and targets. We want to use this opportunity to encourage accelerated growth, targeting of key customer segments and differentiation through innovation. The FY23 Solution Area Priority SessionsBrought to you by GPS Please join us during the month of August for the FY23 Solution Area Priority Sessions with the Microsoft Business Group leads, Specialist Technology Unit leads (STU) and Cloud Solution Architects. Learn more about the FY23 Solution Area focuses that will be used across business planning and execution, sales enablement, customer engagement and capacity planning. Simple and clear | Evolution, no disruptions | One organization, one language Morning Session: Sales EnablementThe Business Group lead will highlight critical achievements and describe their vision for the coming year. The STU will bring partner organizations up to speed around solution areas, solution plays and technical capabilities, with specific attention to hero products and pipeline generation. The target audience is partner sales professionals. The level of knowledge transfer is non-technical. Afternoon Session: Technical Presales EnablementMicrosoft Cloud Solution Architects will inform partner technical presales engineers of new architectures, programs and use cases during Technical Capability Deep Dives. Having knowledge of solution architectures, solution design and solution positioning is necessary. The Specialist Technology leads will provide a view of the end-to-end landscape of the solution: its current, future and further applications to customers.

Event format Digital

alt= Briefing

Audience : Partners

Date and time

SEP 15, 2022

08:00 - 12:00 (GMT)

Microsoft Discover Workshop: Teams as a Platform with BearingPoint

Say hi to Hybrid Working, and business processes at its best!  Managing a remote workforce has become a primary need of many organizations. But since the pandemic situation has accelerated digital transformation, can you be sure that your company is really set up for success?  In today’s hybrid working environment teams must have their own workspace available regardless of geography and device: one secure place to access processes, applications, content, and people.  Using the right tool, in the right way, is a critical enabler. Microsoft Teams has played a leading role, taking communication and collaboration skills to the next level. But what is it that differentiate Microsoft Teams from other communication tools and how can you take your Teams usage to the next level. In this hands-on session, BearingPoint will show you practical examples how to exploit the full potential of the Microsoft Teams platform to get the best out of your full Teams ecosystem.  You will discover how the platform can be customized and tailored to the specific needs of your company through the following topics  ·      Get started with Microsoft Teams ·      The power of Teams as a Platform ·      Use cases and how-to demos: o       Integrating Legacy Apps in Microsoft Teams o       Automating Business Process with Teams and Power Platformo       Develop your own Bot with MS Teams    Register now  

Event format In Person

alt= Workshop

Audience : Business Professionals, IT Professionals, For Home

Date and time

NOV 4, 2022

14:00 - 15:00 (GMT)

Modern Work Discovery Series: Employee alignment, skilling and growth to help employees stay focused and impactful

Make Work work: Based on decades of quantitative and qualitative research, and our own experience working with global customers and here within Microsoft, we have identified six key elements to achieve great employee experience: Wellbeing, Connection, Focus, Empowerment, Growth, and Purpose. But in today’s remote and hybrid work environment creating this great employee experience is more challenging than ever.   Employees want to feel more connected, more aligned to their company purpose and mission. They want to grow, make an impact, and make a difference. Leaders need a modern way to effectively engage and develop their employees, and IT needs to be able to quickly enable this modern employee experience without having to rip and replace all their existing systems.     Join this session to learn how to better navigate the challenges of Employee Alignment, Skilling and Growth. And hear from peers on how they are using Microsoft collaboration technology, data and insights to enable a better employee experience.  

Event format Digital

alt= Briefing

Audience : Business Professionals

Date and time

SEP 20, 2022

07:00 - 11:00 (CST)

Hello Windows

The keyboard your employees touch, the screen they look at, and the operating system they utilize every day is the new office for the future of work. Looking at slides and doing virtual demos doesn't do that justice. You need to experience it hands on. Join us for this immersive, invitation-only event to experience Windows 11 and Windows 365 on Microsoft Surface for yourself.  You will hear from Microsoft business and product leadership about why the endpoint is the new office, and then try some of our latest products yourself working side by side Microsoft engineers and technical leaders.  At the end of the session, we will raffle off a new Surface device to one lucky winner! Space is extremely limited, and each session is limited to one attendee per company. 

Event format In Person

alt= Briefing

Audience : IT Professionals

Date and time

SEP 20, 2022

12:00 - 16:00 (CST)

Hello Windows

The keyboard your employees touch, the screen they look at, and the operating system they utilize every day is the new office for the future of work. Looking at slides and doing virtual demos doesn't do that justice. You need to experience it hands on. Join us for this immersive, invitation-only event to experience Windows 11 and Windows 365 on Microsoft Surface for yourself.  You will hear from Microsoft business and product leadership about why the endpoint is the new office, and then try some of our latest products yourself working side by side Microsoft engineers and technical leaders.  At the end of the session, we will raffle off a new Surface device to one lucky winner! Space is extremely limited, and each session is limited to one attendee per company. 

Event format In Person

alt= Briefing

Audience : IT Professionals

Date and time

SEP 27, 2022

08:00 - 15:00 (CET)

Modern Work Partner Community Day

Join us for a day of inspiration within the Modern Work solution area with the overall topic: How to succeed with hybrid work.The day will start with a main track focusing on news, our vision for Modern Work, and current state of business. After lunch the activities will be split up in different tracks with deep dives into a number of technical and business topics, e.g. Microsoft Viva, Windows 365, frontline workers and much more!Agenda: 9.00 - 9.30   Light breakfast will be served 9.30 - 10.30 FY23 MW Vision/priority/state of the business10.30 - 11.00 MCPP and the partner opportunity11.00 - 11.30 Cross workload: collaborative apps 11.30 - 12.00 Lunch 12..00 - 15.00 Business track 12.00 - 15.00 Technical track 15.00 - 16.00 Networking opportunity 

Event format In Person

alt= Networking

Audience : Partners

Date and time

SEP 28, 2022

17:00 - 18:00 (GMT)

Personal Computing for all

Your PC is something you spend many working hours on. That experience can be comfortable, productive, and tailored to an individual's changing needs and preferences. Microsoft 365 and Surface incorporate inclusive design principles to help people from many walks of life realize their potential and get work done. Join us to learn some simple and powerful ways of using Windows, Office 365, Surface, and accessories to make your personal computing experience a joy.

Event format Digital

alt= Briefing

Audience : IT Professionals, Business Professionals

Date and time

OCT 6, 2022

18:00 - 19:00 (GMT)

Ask the Experts: Drive Inclusive and Productive work with Microsoft 365 and Surface

Join our Microsoft Surface and Modern Work Experts as they share how organizations are breaking barriers by creating a connected and inclusive environment for employees. In this live conversation you will learn how Microsoft 365 along with Microsoft Surface help to increase productivity and improve accessibility for employees no matter where they work.

Event format Digital

alt= Briefing

Audience : Business Professionals

Date and time

OCT 14, 2022

07:15 - 13:00 (WEST)

Microsoft Sustainability Investors & Startups: Creating Impact Through Mentorship, Thought Leadership, and Collaboration

At Microsoft, we believe sustainability is critical for meeting the economic, societal, and environmental needs of today and of future generations. We also believe sustainability is good for business and that through collaboration, and empowering others we can achieve the biggest impact. We are excited to invite our startups, community of investors, clients, and partners to share their experience and knowledge in the sustainability space.   Join us and become part of the conversation for a more sustainable future.   We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Event format In Person

alt= Meetup

Audience : Business Professionals

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