Live from Microsoft Inspire 2017

We’re here at Microsoft’s LARGEST event!

Microsoft’s annual partner event is always a big draw for leading partners, industry executives, and technologists. While the event name and location changes annually – this year’s Inspire event in Washington D.C. was no different; in fact, it is the largest event yet… hosting over 16,000 partners, and totaling over 20,000 attendees.

Microsoft kicked off the first day of the event with their core value statement and a keynote from CEO, Satya Nadella. Microsoft’s mission, which is restated many times throughout the event: “Our mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.”

As you would expect, the event is technology-focused. What you may not know is that the event goes much further to inspire people at the human level. Microsoft knows they have a room (and crowded live stream) of global companies, and they don’t miss the opportunity to dazzle. Inspiring people with live music from some of the very best creative artists and musicians from all over the world. Inspiring people with poetry and stories of perseverance.

Get a feel for the energy of the event. Check out the highlight video from Day 1.   

Tomorrow we’ll be sharing exciting technology and business announcements from the event on the  blog. Stay tuned! In the meantime, get live updates from the event by following the #MSInspire on Twitter and Facebook.