No. This is a planning and preparation tool designed to help you identify and collect all of the information you will need before you begin to create your submission. Once you have written your entry and are ready to submit to Microsoft, go to this site: https://partner.microsoft.com/en-us/inspire/awards
Use it as a collaboration and collection destination. Invite all of the team members familiar with the customer deployment and ask them to answer the questions that align to their area of specialty.
The more questions you can answer, the better prepared you will be.
Each submission can take as long as 40 to 60 hours to complete, including gathering the planning information in this tool.
Export your answers into the Word template and review everyone’s contribution. Then review the questions in the Microsoft award category you want to respond to. Pay attention to both the summary and the actual questions themselves. Ensure that you have collected enough information to answer all of the questions.
Begin with a strong opening paragraph that includes all of the highlights of your submission. Use headings throughout that will make it easier for the judges to read.
The data is yours to maintain in your account. The awards module will be open year-round so that you can begin collecting your story information for next year’s award submissions immediately. The goal is to provide you with a destination that can always be updated with potential award submission stories as they happen.
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