I am constantly impressed by the work our partners are doing and the ways they are helping our mutual customers achieve more. As we are counting down the days to the Microsoft Australia Partner Conference (APC), I am excited to announce the 2015 Microsoft Australia Partner Award Finalists.
The MAPA program allows us to take a moment to reflect and recognise the innovative and transformative work that is being done by partners across Australia. These accomplishments demonstrate and should serve as key examples of excellence for every Microsoft partner.
Each nomination was judged by three different Microsoft subject matter experts. This year the award submissions where outstanding, which made selection of the finalist a hard task. With so many partners reflecting so many great examples of cutting edge solutions, solving problems for others and creating more simplicity for their customers.
We found that this year that many of our award finalists have embraced Microsoft’s cloud platforms. Microsoft’s cloud offerings are enabling partners to develop creative applications, transform line of business apps and deliver traditional applications through cloud technologies.
These award-finalist solutions all highlight the extraordinary power of our partnership and proof of customer confidence. It’s very apparent that when customers have a stronger connection with their trusted partner, they also demonstrate a stronger commitment to products like Azure, Office 365 and CRM Online. Most importantly, together we’ve achieved the ability to delight our customers with product and solution offerings that better meet their needs.
I’m also thrilled that this year we’re recognising our Australia Country Partner of the Year as part of MAPA 2015. The Country Partner of the Year is formally announced at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference and this year in Orlando Readify picked up the award. Congratulations again to the Readify team as well as BizData and Kloud who also picked up WPC awards.
I look forward to unveiling the MAPA winners at the opening keynote of Australia Partner Conference 2015 in a few weeks’ time. In the meantime, congratulations to all of the 2015 Microsoft Australia Partner Awards Finalists.