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Partner investments focus on innovation and growth 

Microsoft Inspire 2020 is a wrap. On behalf of the Business Applications team, thank you to everyone in the partner community for participating in our first ever all-digital event. You turned out in droves from every corner of the planet—in fact, 70 percent of you tuned in from outside the United States—and brought an incredible...Read more

Partnering to help customers return to the workplace 

Today’s all-digital Microsoft Inspire event is just one example of how organizations are adjusting to the challenges of our current environment. While large gatherings of thousands of global attendees are still off the table, many organizations around the world are planning—or starting to implement—a phased approach to restoring operations and reopening workplaces. The Microsoft partner...Read more

Introducing Project Oakdale, a new low-code data platform for Microsoft Teams 

The COVID-19 crisis has rapidly changed the way we live and work, and many organizations have shifted to remote work or are implementing a hybrid remote work approach as they reopen physical locations. To support this shift to hybrid remote work, we continue to improve the Microsoft Power Platform integration with Microsoft Teams to enable...Read more

Return to the workplace with confidence with the Power Platform 

There is no standard handbook for reopening a business during a global pandemic. Each organization faces the daunting task of minimizing risk in conference rooms, factory floors, storefronts, and more to ensure the safety of every employee and customer. Today at Microsoft Inspire—our first all-digital event for our partner community—we are introducing the new Power...Read more

Sneak peek: Business Applications at Microsoft Inspire 

Every day, partners are integral to helping organizations across the globe transform their business—providing end-to-end, intelligent business applications that help to optimize operations, empower cross-functional teams, and better engage customers. Microsoft Inspire is the annual event where we all join together—the Microsoft team and the global partner community—to identify and create opportunities to drive the...Read more

Imagine, build, and deploy solutions with Microsoft Power Platform 

Currently, 97 percent of the Fortune 500 uses the Microsoft Power Platform in many remarkable ways. Today, I want to share a solution developed by GSK, which is part of the global Fortune 500 and one of the world’s leading healthcare companies. As part of their digital transformation journey, they launched the Digital Factory Transformation...Read more

Microsoft acquires Softomotive to expand low-code robotic process automation capabilities in Microsoft Power Automate 

Today, we are announcing the acquisition of Softomotive, a world-leading provider of robotic process automation (RPA) with over 15 years of experience and the creator of WinAutomation. By bringing Softomotive’s desktop automation together with the existing Microsoft Power Automate capabilities, at uniquely affordable pricing, Microsoft is further democratizing RPA and enabling everyone to create bots...Read more

Announcing Power Platform and Teams updates to help customers adapt to remote work 

Modernizing critical business processes and enabling new ways of working The COVID-19 pandemic upended the operations of companies around the world, forcing many to shift to remote work, often for the first time. Individuals had to quickly adapt to new ways of working, and business leaders have worked to prioritize the well-being of their employees....Read more

Watch on-demand sessions from Microsoft Business Applications Summit 2020 

A big thank you to everyone who joined us live at the all-digital Microsoft Business Applications Summit. If the event was held in-person, we would’ve needed a larger convention center! The live event is over, but the opportunities to learn and connect have just started. We invite you to watch sessions from the day on-demand,...Read more