Binary Stream aligns partner road mapping with Microsoft’s plans at Inspire

Published on: July 20, 2023

Binary Stream makes Inspire, the premier Microsoft partner event, a critical date in the annual calendar as it allows us to take the time to align our solutions and partner enablement programs with Microsoft’s overall direction. This year was no different, and we were excited to celebrate our shared vision of driving innovation and transformation in the Business Applications ecosystem. The event showcased a multitude of groundbreaking announcements that will reshape the future of technology.

Lak Chahal, CEO of Binary Stream, expressed his delight at the opportunity to attend from Microsoft Canada HQ in Toronto, stating, “It is a wonderful opportunity to align with Microsoft as we continue to grow our offerings in the channel. We are excited about the prospects of growing our partnerships and the transformative potential of the announcements made this year.”

The event witnessed a host of significant highlights, underscoring Microsoft’s commitment to driving technological advancements; below is a quick summary of the highlights:


Commercial Marketplace and ISV Success

In pursuit of bolstering Commercial Marketplace and Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Success, Microsoft has made significant strategic investments. These endeavours include co-selling initiatives aligned with the marketplace and introducing the concept of multiparty private offers to facilitate smooth transactions. Moreover, ISV Success is now readily accessible, empowering Software as a Service (SaaS) providers to develop applications that leverage the full potential of the Microsoft Cloud, with seamless integration and the opportunity to market and distribute their solutions through the dynamic marketplace. These advancements aim to foster innovation and growth, benefiting both Microsoft and its valued partners in the ever-evolving technology landscape.


Power Platform and Process Mining

Microsoft’s Power Platform continues to revolutionize process optimization with the introduction of Power Automate Process Mining, a cutting-edge tool that harnesses the power of artificial intelligence to provide unparalleled insights into organizational processes. By delving deep into workflows and operations, this advanced solution offers valuable data-driven suggestions to streamline and enhance efficiency.

In addition to this groundbreaking innovation, Microsoft has taken strides to optimize its licensing for Power Platform, ensuring a seamless alignment with customer needs and preferences. With a renewed focus on portfolio enhancement and customer-centricity, the updated licensing model promises to unlock even greater value for businesses, empowering them to achieve their goals with unmatched ease and precision.


Reshaping Business with Sales Copilot, Dynamics 365 Customer Insights, and AIM

The landscape of business is undergoing a remarkable transformation, and at the forefront of this evolution are three powerful tools that promise to reshape the way companies interact with their customers and optimize their operations. First and foremost, Sales Copilot takes center stage by equipping sellers with invaluable resources for forging personalized and meaningful customer interactions. Harnessing the potential of data-driven insights, Sales Copilot empowers sales teams to engage with clients in a tailored and impactful manner, fostering long-term relationships and driving revenue growth.

Next, Dynamics 365 Customer Insights emerges as a game-changer, providing organizations with a comprehensive customer data platform that enables a deep understanding of their clientele. With sophisticated journey orchestration capabilities, businesses can now deliver seamless experiences across touchpoints, further solidifying customer loyalty. Completing this transformative trio is AIM, an indispensable facilitator that eases the transition from on-premises to cloud-first Dynamics 365 applications. By embracing cloud technology, organizations can unlock enhanced scalability, security, and efficiency, propelling them into a future of unparalleled success and innovation.


AI in Microsoft 365 and Bing Chat Enterprise

The integration of AI in Microsoft 365 and Bing Chat Enterprise marks a significant leap forward in workplace efficiency and data protection. With Bing Chat Enterprise’s AI-powered chat functionality, businesses can now communicate and collaborate seamlessly, while robust data protection measures ensure sensitive information remains secure. Microsoft 365 takes productivity to new heights with the introduction of Copilot Pricing, leveraging generative AI to streamline workflows and empower users with intelligent suggestions and automation.

Moreover, the latest AI capabilities within Microsoft 365 encompass a wide range of offerings, from Teams Phone and Chat functionalities, Viva updates, to the innovative Windows 365 Frontline, Backup, and Archive features. These advancements not only enhance user experiences but also elevate organizational performance, setting a new standard for AI-driven productivity tools in the modern workplace.


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