Next week’s lucky numbers at Microsoft Inspire: 7-2-9

You’re going to Las Vegas next week, right? To attend Microsoft Inspire, right?  Well here are your lucky numbers for that great event: 7-2-9. 729 is the number of the HPE Booth – and if you’re lucky enough to stop by, you can hit the jackpot in terms of success and growth for your business. That’s because the booth will focus on current and potential partners on every day of the event, offering you proven ways you can build your business in partnership with us.  

The 3-5-0+ year-old person 

experts photo.jpgAt HPE Booth 729, you’ll be able to take advantage of 350+ years of joint HPE – Microsoft experience in one place and at one time … but not from one single person. Probably better that way. Instead, we’ll have 40+ experts with those combined years of experience ready and waiting to speak with you. Technology topics. Business topics. A look at how our partnerships have performed in the past. A glimpse at what we have planned for the future. If these are areas you want to discuss, you’re definitely in luck. We’ll have at least one expert – sometimes a whole team of them – available to answer your questions and provide whatever guidance you need. 

Some of 2-0-1-8’s best theater

The Booth is also home to HPE’s in-booth theater sessions – all focused on how you can use HPE’s technology leadership to your advantage. Here are just some of the session topics: 

  • Azure Stack from HPE: Join us for a discussion about HPE’s channel-centric plan to help you drive incremental revenue.
  • SQL Server 2017 on Linux – Accelerate your real-time business—into the mainstream, are you ready?
  • 3 reasons why HPE SimpliVity hyperconverged infrastructure simplifies IT environments to deliver dramatic business results
  • CTP: Equipping the Azure Service Provider
  • Reselling HPE Cloud Storage solutions for Azure 

Note that many sessions will run multiple times from July 15 – 19, making it easier for you to fit them into your schedule. Sessions are also presented by the experts discussed above who will be available before and after each session to discuss your specific partnering situation and goals.   

The whole 9 yards with partners

I’d especially like to call out the 9 HPE Theater sessions that will be presented in HPE Booth 729 by Microsoft and other HPE partners like ITnetX, Maylab, HIAG Data, Equinix, and Citrix. A sampling of these sessions include: 

  • Supercharge Azure Stack with HPE & itnetX
  • Meylah Smart Tourism IoT – Igniting Economic Prosperity for Cities and Towns
  • Multicloud Service Orchestration
  • It’s all about the data: Climbing the Intelligent Edge with Microsoft Azure IoT
  • SQL Server on Linux in Action 

More proof of the critical role partners play on our teams.  For more information, look for a blog on these sessions available soon on this Alliance blog site. 

1-1-1 Luncheon & Panel discussions

One great session per day adds up to three chances to learn how to grow your business.

All sessions are held from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. in the HPE Hospitality Suite at Border Grill, right outside the Microsoft Inspire Show Floor at the Mandalay Bay Resort. 

  • Monday, July 16 - Hybrid IT Luncheon Panel Session: Learn how only HPE and Microsoft can provide a comprehensive cloud strategy from private cloud to cloud-first to the right mix of everything in between … and how that impacts your business today and for the future. Register SQL on Linux panel slide.jpg
  • Tuesday, July 17 – SQL on Linux Luncheon Panel Session: The discussion will focus on how you can build your own business by helping your customers transform theirs with SQL Server 2017, now available on Linux. Register 
  • Wednesday, July 18 - Intelligent Edge Luncheon Panel Session: The next great disruptive transition will be the shift to the edge and HPE is pivoting the company to be a leader to help customers innovate and transform. See how partnering with us build pipeline and expand your opportunities, Register 

We will also have solutions from each of these technologies available for you to see in action at our three showcase areas at the HPE Booth.   

A bit of 10-7 time? 10-4!

HPE and Microsoft are offering two opportunities to enjoy yourself when you are off duty (10-7). Both will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Border Grill: 

  • Monday, July 16, 2018 - HPE & Microsoft Partner Appreciation Mixer. Reserve now!
  • Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - HPE Microsoft Service Provider Mix & Mingle. Reserve now! 

The time? 0-4-3-0 p.m. Exactly

Stop by a minimum of two of our showcase areas (Hybrid IT, SQL Solutions and Intelligent Edge), get stamps on your card and you will have the opportunity to get a Garmin Fenix 5S Smartwatch. Lucky you. Daily draws at 4:30 p.m. 

4 days, 1-0-0-s of possibilities

The HPE – Microsoft partnership has been going strong and getting ever more successful for over 30 years. We know what it takes to make a partnership work. Let us show you the many ways it can work for you with two industry leaders: HPE and Microsoft. 

Want more information about HPE’s participation at Microsoft Inspire. No luck required. It’s all available here. And to stay up to date on HPE Microsoft, be sure to follow #HPEMSFT in Twitter and join the conversation! I look forward to seeing you and speaking with you at the event and on Twitter.   

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Urs Renggli is the Global Marketing Lead for the Microsoft and SAP Alliances, directing all aspects of HPE's global alliance marketing strategy and partner marketing. He is responsible for developing and implementing end-to-end sales and marketing Initiatives and programs. Urs has spent a number of years at both HPE and Microsoft and understands both the power and importance of this strategic alliance in terms of the solutions it delivers to customers.