One great thing that happens annually is the Microsoft Partner conference, titled “Inspire”. This year, it will be held July 15th-19th in Las Vegas.
Sign up SOON, as there is a 300 dollar discount to sign up before June 1st! Go here: https://partner.microsoft.com/en-US/inspire
While you are reading: I am in a new role as of March, where I am helping Microsoft Partners. This role is called “ISV Technical Evangelist”. Other types of partners may know this as “Partner Technical Architect”.
What does that mean? Especially for ISVs?
(Webinar here: https://info.microsoft.com/value-of-azure-for-isvs-on-demand.html)
I am charged with helping recruit independent software vendors, or assist ISVs in their desire to modernize and improve their offerings.
The role is technical, and broad. I cover all of Azure, Office 365, Dynamics 365, and Windows. Much of the focus is on Azure.
I also get to pull in deep dive resources, who are Cloud Solution Architects, to help with specific projects that are aligned to the Partner’s goals for sellable solutions.
Part of this role is being involved also on the business side of my ISV portfolio. I engaged with Microsoft Partner Development Managers, who deal with more business-side activities, like co-selling activities, publishing in our Azure Marketplace, and the like.
Together, we help our partners bring their solutions to market.
Please continue to give me feedback on what you’d like to see here. Thank you!
p.s. Microsoft is always hiring. I am happy to help you navigate what the roles mean from my standpoint. Since I am on my third field role at Microsoft (Previously, Premier Field Engineer and Technical Pre Sales), this might be helpful. Please look here: https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en and then hit me up on Twitter! @gwalters69