This is an invitation-only event
Please contact your Microsoft Channel Executive if you have not received an invitation.

Microsoft Cloud and Hosting Summit

March 21-23, 2017 | Hyatt Regency Bellevue

In order to be successful, smart businesses must continue to build strong partnerships.

Each year, the Microsoft Cloud and Hosting Summit provides an unparalleled opportunity for leaders across the industry to connect, build relationships, and share ideas on how to expand and build new services, drive innovation, and create new business opportunities. This exclusive, invitation-only event will commence on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at 11:00am and end on Thursday, March 23, 2017, at 4:30pm. Keynote sessions, breakout tracks, workshops, and networking opportunities are intended to help you forge new ideas, services, and partnerships to advance your hosting business.

We look forward to connecting and collaborating with you!

Warm regards,
Keith Barnett and Vikie Crowe

General information

Summit Dates

March 21-23, 2017

Summit Location

Hyatt Regency Bellevue
900 Bellevue Way NE
Bellevue, WA 98004, USA


The 2017 Microsoft Cloud and Hosting Summit is being held at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue in Bellevue, Washington, USA.


The Microsoft Cloud and Hosting Summit is pleased to offer the Hyatt Regency Bellevue for your accomodation needs. You may make your reservations at this hotel during registration.

Hyatt Regency Bellevue

Hyatt Regency Bellevue

Envelope yourself in rich textures, designer décor and fine furnishings at Hyatt Regency Bellevue. The effortless elegance of our Bellevue accommodations provides a relaxing atmosphere that impresses even the most discerning guest. Breathtaking views of majestic Mount Rainer, Lake Washington, downtown Bellevue and Seattle create a spectacular backdrop for our luxurious guestrooms. These Bellevue, Washington accommodations feature exquisite Hyatt Grand Beds™ fitted with luxurious linens over lavish pillow-top mattresses, a 32” flat-panel LCD TV, iHome stereo with iPod dock, oversized work area, your choice of wired or wireless Internet access and a stylish bathroom with Kohler fixtures.

Preferred Summit rate: $240 USD per night plus taxes (Single or Double Occupancy).
Standard Check in Time is 4:00pm,
Standard Check out Time is Noon

Bellevue facts

Bellevue combines a stunning natural setting and vibrant metropolitan center with world-class arts, entertainment and cuisine.

The name Bellevue was adopted from a French term meaning “beautiful view.”

Bellevue is a city in the Eastside region of King County, Washington, across Lake Washington from Seattle with a population of roughly 125,000.

Bellevue weather

The average temperature in the Seattle-Bellevue area during March is in the low 50s Fahrenheit during the day and mid to lower 40s Fahrenheit in the evening. These temperatures are typically accompanied by cloudy skies and scattered rain showers. Ensure your comfort by packing an all-weather jacket and an umbrella.

Airport information

Major Airport: The nearest airport serviced by a number of commercial airlines is Seattle-Tacoma International (SEA-TAC). SEA-TAC is approximately 30 minutes from Bellevue.

Private Planes: Private planes utilize Clay Lacy Aviation at Boeing Field, which is about 20 minutes from the Hyatt Hotel.

Area transportation

Taxis, limouisines, and Uber are available at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Should you prefer to arrange for car service ahead of time, the following companies are available for hire:

Yellow Cab: + 1 (206) 622-6500
Carey Limousines: + 1 (206) 285-5505


All activities, unless otherwise stated, will be held at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue.

Tuesday March 21, 2017

9:00 AM
Registration Desk opens
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sponsor and Microsoft Workshops
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sponsor and Microsoft Workshops
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Welcome Reception / Networking Evening in the Sponsor and Exhibitor Hall

Wednesday March 22, 2017

7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Keynote Session
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Lunch in Exhibit Hall
1:45 PM - 5:30 PM
Breakout Rotations
MSP, Marketing/Licensing, Apps, Infrastructure Tracks
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Exhibit Hall Cocktail Reception
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Networking Evening Offsite at Purple Cafe and Wine Bar, Bellevue

Thursday March 23, 2017

7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Keynote Session
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Lunch in Exhibit Hall
1:45 PM - 4:30 PM
Breakout Rotations
MSP, Marketing/Licensing, Apps, Infrastructure Tracks
4:30 PM
Event concludes

Sponsors and Exhibitors

If you are interested in Sponsoring or Exhibiting at the Summit please email for an application or more information.

Reseller Sponsor

Silver Sponsor


Thank you to our Sponsors and Exhibitors!

Frequently Asked Questions

Prior to the Summit, registered attendees will receive the opportunity to connect via an Event App whereby all registered attendees can download a free App and connect with all other registered attendees. Attendees can also request to join the Microsoft Cloud Hosting Partners LinkedIn group prior to the event to connect with other registered attendees.
This is an exclusive invitation-only event for key decision-makers from the Cloud and Hosting industry. Top-level executives from leading companies in the Cloud and Hosting industry will receive an invitation to attend, share ideas, and network. Space is limited, with a 2 person limit per company. Invitations will be sent starting January 10th, 2017. If you do not receive an invitation and would like to attend, please contact your Microsoft Channel Executive.

The Microsoft Cloud and Hosting Summit provides a unique opportunity for dialogue with leaders across the industry including Microsoft executives, technologists and the Microsoft Hosting and Managed Service Providers team. You will gain in-depth knowledge of Microsoft’s vision for the Cloud and Hosting industry and strategies for a growing partnership with Hosting and Managed Service providers.

Attendees are encouraged to engage fellow innovators in discussions on how to meet the challenges that face the hosting industry. Ultimately, one should leave the Summit empowered and with a better understanding of how to create, optimize, and grow the business.

There are two ways to update your event registration: 1) Re-enter the registration site as a Registered attendee using your username and password and make the change in your registration record accordingly. 2) Email the registration team with your change and you will receive a confirmation once the change is complete.
You can secure your hotel room at the Summit hotel (Hyatt Bellevue) when you register through the registration site. For changes to your reservation, you may return to your registration by logging into the registration site with your username and password used to make your registration, or send an e-mail with your change to the registration team and a confirmation will be sent to you once the change is completed. Reservations at the hotel are subject to availability.
Attendees are responsible for their travel, transportation, and their hotel accommodations while at the Summit. There are no registration fees for partners invited to attend.
Yes. Meals will be provided during the Summit, starting with a lunch on Tuesday, March 21, and ending with a coffee break in the afternoon of Thursday, March 23 prior to departures.
All Microsoft Cloud and Hosting Summit sessions and events are business casual.
Foreign visitors require a passport (valid for six months longer than your intended stay) and there are particular requirements for certain country’s citizens to have a visa to enter the United States. If you require an invitation letter to satisfy visa requirements, please contact the registration team and you will be provided with a business travel letter. You must be registered for the Summit before we are able to provide you with a invitation letter. The Cloud and Hosting Summit can only provide an invitation letter for use during your visa application process. Please note that you are ultimately responsible for all aspects of entering the United States.
Yes. For any non-confidential sessions, PDF versions of the PowerPoint presentations will be available after the event to registered attendees only.