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In this Cloud Wars Minute, Bob talks about Microsoft’s new partner program that has a focus on customer-centric and industry-specific solutions.
00:36 — Microsoft has modernized its cloud program to incorporate more customer-centric solutions.
00:55 — This modernized program is leading the way that cloud providers are aiming to expand their partner ecosystems and get more aligned on what customers want.
01:19 — There are six solution areas around data and AI, infrastructure, digital and app innovation, business applications, modern work, and security.
01:53 — The partner program will push forward the focus on industries, starting with retail, healthcare, and financial services under the direction of Chief Partner Officer Nicole Dezen.
02:17 — All the new partner programs are providing solutions to customer issues rather than the old mindset that focused on discounts.
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