Microsoft Inspire kicks off today in Washington DC, where partners have an incredible opportunity to meet new partners and make connections that will support business growth for years to come. Open source solutions, particularly in the cloud, is a major growth opportunity for our partners. Microsoft’s investments in open source technologies and open standards enables our partner ecosystem to use their existing skills and assets to reach a large and growing base of customers.

While you’re planning your schedule, be sure to flag the below opportunities to learn more about how Microsoft’s support for open source technologies fuels innovation and translates into business growth for our partners.

Microsoft + Open Source Booth

Any afternoon, connect with the team and several of our partners at the Microsoft + Open Source booth in the Commons Expo Hall. Learn about current customers, check out technology demos, and bring any questions you have about Microsoft’s commitment to open source.

Sessions

*Tip* the mobile app is a great way to plan your agenda, navigate the event, and confirm locations for the below sessions.

CE009 – Drive net new business in the cloud with open source in Azure
Monday, 1-2PM
Open Source fuels innovation. As customers look to digitally transform their businesses, the combination of open source and Microsoft Azure is critical to their successes. The cloud offers unprecedented opportunities to help customers with data center transformation, adopting modern Dev/Test and DevOps practices.

MSC10 – Cloudera’s modern platform for machine learning and advanced analytics on Azure
Monday, 2:30-3PM
Understand Cloudera’s offerings on Azure and discover partnership opportunities in big data and advanced analytics in the cloud. In this session, attendees will learn about modern data platform trends and Cloudera’s success on the Azure cloud, as well as partnership opportunities for big data solutions.

CE010 – The Linux opportunity on Azure in 2017 and beyond
Monday, 4-5PM
Accelerate sales and create new opportunities by bringing your customer’s Linux infrastructure to Azure. Azure offers choice and flexibility for all popular Linux distributions. Learn about the latest developments with Red Hat and how to position solutions with customers to drive adoption and growth

MSC19 – Red Hat customer offerings on Microsoft Azure
Tuesday, 12:30-1PM
Learn about Red Hat and Microsoft joint offerings to better enable our customers for success wherever they deploy: cloud, on premises, or hybrid.

CE011p – Open source beyond Linux: driving Azure growth with open source application and data platform
Tuesday, 1-1:20PM
Understand how to uncover additional open source opportunities in Azure beyond Linux. See how Azure enables customers to build and run open source solutions quickly. Includes demos.

MSC30 – DataStax on Azure: Deploying an industry-leading data platform for cloud apps to bring actionable insights at effortless scale
Wednesday, 11:30AM-Noon
Learn how DataStax Enterprise (DSE), powered by Apache Cassandra, delivers cloud applications at global scale with hybrid deployment capabilities on Azure.

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