Microsoft Inspire is on the way, giving Microsoft members and partners a chance to get out there and hear what Microsoft is planning for the next year. If you're one of the people out there who's going to be flying out to Washington D.C. in a couple of weeks for the conference, Microsoft has a guide to get you all set for your experience at Microsoft Inspire to be a smooth one from the very beginning. They've even made an app for it, for those who want to tailor their own experience.
— Microsoft Partner (@msPartner) June 28, 2017
Microsoft has compiled a "Know before you go" guide that they're banking on for helping all of the first-time conference-goers with their trip to D.C. You can check out the guide right here, if you're willing to pore through its 30+ pages. It's a nice read if you're interested in learning about the conference hall, the surrounding area, or anything else that you're unsure about going in. With the conference being so full of different sessions and events, you'll need to be prepared to plot your course.
Those who are looking to put some effort into coordinating their own experience may want to grab the mobile app for Microsoft Inspire, which is pretty full of features. Here are the features, as listed by Microsoft:
- My Conference – Create your own personal agenda by favoriting sessions, speakers, attendees, and exhibitors.
- Session Scheduler – View and search the full conference session list.
- Microsoft Central – Find the groups and partners you most want to meet with at Microsoft Inspire.
- Conference Resources – Find important event information and read about key event highlights to enhance your on-site experience.
- Interactive Maps – Find your way around the venue.
- Networking – Search the attendee directory, message other attendees, send meeting requests, and even connect on LinkedIn.
If you're still waiting to register for Microsoft Inspire, you should go for it soon - the price is going to be raising $2395 for the all access pass on July 9th, and it would be a shame to have to pay more just because you didn't pre-register.