After a busy year, where we continued to invest our R&D efforts in a number of new products that capitalise on Microsoft's latest technologies including Windows Azure and SQL 2012, we are very proud to once again be selected as finalists in two categories for this year's Microsoft Australia Partner Awards.
The Windows Azure Platform ISV Partner of the Year award recognises the hard work of partners developing breakthrough services and practices around the cloud platform. The winning nomination will demonstrate innovation, competitive differentiation and customer value while showcasing the benefits of using the Windows Azure platform.
The Microsoft Education Partner of the Year award recognises partners who have exhibited excellence in providing innovative and unique services or solutions based on Microsoft technologies to Education customers. Successful entrants for this award have demonstrated industry knowledge and expertise, as well as consistent, high-quality, predictable service or solutions to Education customers. Successful entrants have also demonstrated business leadership and success through strong growth in new customer additions, at the same time as leading customers into the future models of IT used in education – such as integrating with Microsoft cloudbased technology like Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Live@edu and Windows Azure.
In many ways this recognition highlights how our teams span across the two major domains of education and cloud platform applications. We are excited by the opportunities to continue to develop our products in these two areas in the coming months, look out for some big announcements soon about new products coming in this space.