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Microsoft Names 2013 Top Partners

Microsoft Corp. announced Monday the winners and finalists of the Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards 2013. The annual awards honor Microsoft partners for delivering innovative solutions during the past year that directly address customer challenges.

Award winners and finalists, chosen from global nominations, will be recognized at the 2013 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, the companys annual event for industry partners, July 711, in Houston.

This year, there were 44 awards that celebrated each core partner competency, including cloud technology, Windows 8, and Microsoft Office and SharePoint applications, as well as entrepreneurial spirit, citizenship and sales excellence.

More than 3,000 entries were collected from more than 100 countries; the award finalists and winners were selected from nominations based on their commitment to customers, their solutions market impact and exemplary use of Microsoft technologies.

Here is a shortlist of winners in select categories:

  • Office/SharePoint App Developer Partner of the Year:  Dell Software Inc.

  • Windows 8 App Developer Partner of the Year:  Posh Consulting

  • Cloud Partner of the Year: Solidsoft

  • Cloud Partner of the Year Enterprise Customers: Object Consulting

  • Cloud Partner of the Year Small and Medium Business: TechQuarters

  • Start-Up Cloud Partner of the Year Developed Markets: SkyKick

  • Start-Up Cloud Partner of the Year Emerging Markets:  ISA Technologies

  • Application Development Partner of the Year:  PROS

  • Application Integration Partner of the Year: Dapasoft Inc.

  • Application Lifecycle Management Partner of the Year: Winner: Sogeti Nederland B.V.

  • Business Intelligence Partner of the Year: Bismart Business Intelligence Specialist

  • Data Platform Partner of the Year: WARDY IT Solutions

  • Collaboration and Content Partner of the Year: NC4 and 6th Street Consulting (joint partnership)

  • Communications Partner of the Year: Dimension Data

  • Messaging Partner of the Year: Sogeti

  • Project and Portfolio Management Partner of the Year: UMT Consulting Group LLC

  • Devices and Deployment Partner of the Year: Data#3 Ltd.

  • Identity and Access Partner of the Year: Oxford Computer Group

  • Management and Virtualization Partner of the Year: HP

  • Server Platform Partner of the Year: NetApp

  • Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Partner of the Year: PowerObjects

  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Partner of the Year:  eBECS

  • Digital Marketing Partner of the Year: Advance Digital

  • Distributor Partner of the Year: Daiwabo Information System Co. Ltd.

  • Hosting Partner of the Year: SherWeb Inc.

  • Learning Partner of the Year:  Global Knowledge

  • Mobility Partner of the Year: Accenture/Avanade

  • OEM Hardware Partner of the Year: THIRDWAVE Corp.

  • Software Asset Management (SAM) Partner of the Year: Crayon AS

  • Volume Licensing Partner of the Year: Zones Inc.

  • Midmarket Solution Provider Partner of the Year: AXXON CONSULTING

  • Small Business Partner of the Year:  Kinectics Group

  • Microsoft Dynamics Industry Partner of the Year:  mcaConnect

  • Microsoft Dynamics Cloud Partner of the Year: eSavvy

  • Public Sector Partner of the Year Education: DynTek Services Inc.

  • Public Sector Partner of the Year Government: Software Innovation

  • Public Sector Partner of the Year Health: IN2

  • Public Sector Partner of the Year Public Safety/National Security: Eurostep Group AB

  • Sales Specialist Partner Individual of the Year: Mari Morimoto, FUJISOFT Inc.

  • Pre-Sales Specialist Partner Individual of the Year: Mark AuCoin, Navantis

  • Alliance Partner of the Year: Accenture/Avanade

  • Humanitarian Response Citizenship: Ignify

  • Innovative Technology for Good Citizenship: RBA

  • YouthSpark Citizenship: Dell Inc.

For the complete list, click here.


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