How Microsoft is Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Microsoft’s biggest events go virtual

Learn what steps Microsoft is taking to better support their partners during the pandemic.

In this interview, Chuck and Brian speak with Hannah L from Microsoft about:

  • What will become of Microsoft’s larger events like Ignite and Inspire? (01:20)
  • Microsoft Inspire event updates (01:45)
    • The event will become a fully virtual experience
    • Inspire will be a free event in 2020
  • What is the value of attending Microsoft’s Inspire? (03:49)
  • What are the advantages of events moving to a virtual space? (05:58)
  • How Microsoft is enabling its employees to work remotely (12:12)
    • Microsoft has pledged to keep paying all retail workers
    • Microsoft has allocated funding to help parents
    • Employees were given funds to upgrade home offices
  • What guidance is Microsoft giving to current employees? (14:40)
  • The transition to working fully remote (15:47)
  • Microsoft giving back to the community (17:30)
  • Microsoft’s reputation with partners (17:45)