This summit has taken place.
Join the ITAM Review as we delve into Microsoft on Thursday, July 30th at 14:00.
Microsoft are a key vendor for most organisations and, as we’re just entering their new financial year, now is a great time to look back at the previous year – and also look ahead to what is coming.
We’ll look back at Microsoft’s recent financial results and consider what these can tell us about Microsoft’s current and future direction. Knowing where they’re likely to focus and which product areas they’ll look to drive can be very useful when planning out your roadmap, negotiating renewals, considering your future cloud strategy and plenty more.
We’ll also be reviewing key announcements from their partner conference, “Microsoft Inspire” (being held in July 2020) and discuss what these might mean for both Microsoft partners and customer organisations. We’ll also review some of Microsoft’s acquisitions and what they reveal about where they see the industry and their business heading – alongside this we’ll look at trends we’re already seeing emerging within Microsoft’s product portfolio as well as a look ahead to future technologies.
If you have a story to share about Microsoft, we’d love for you to speak at the summit. The sessions are 20-minutes long, delivered online and we’ll provide full support, encouragement, and practical advice for speakers. You can speak anonymously in the session if you need to, and the Summit will only be open to end users and consultants – no publishers or auditors allowed!
This online summit aims to give an overview of where Microsoft are heading – understanding their future direction will help you manage yours.
14:00 – 14:10 – Intro
14:10 – 14:40 – Microsoft FY20: A review
14:40 – 15:00 –How to negotiate with Microsoft, Chris van der Zwan, SoftwareOne
15:00 – 15:10 – Break
15:10 – 15:30 – Microsoft acquisitions
15:30 – 16:00 – Emerging trends and future technologies
16:00 – 16:30 – Q&A / discussion
Rich has almost 15 years’ experience in the world of IT and software licensing, having been both a software sales manager for a VAR and a Microsoft licensing endorsed trainer. A Northerner renowned for his shirts, Rich is a fan of most films, Hip-Hop, travel, football in general (and specifically MUFC), Marvel and reading as many books as possible. Finding ways to combine these with software licensing is always fun!
Session: Event Host
Chris is the Western Europe Subject Lead for Microsoft Advisory Services at SoftwareOne, helping organisations get the most value from their Microsoft investment, as well as preparing for negotiations and understanding their requirements.
Session: How to negotiate with Microsoft
Synopsis: Negotiating with Microsoft can be time consuming and overwhelming – in this session, SoftwareOne share some tried and tested tactics to help ensure you get the best value from your next Microsoft renewal or purchase”