Australian partners shine at Microsoft Inspire Global Awards

Mark Leigh One Commercial Partner Lead Microsoft Australia     Microsoft Inspire brings together our partners from around the world and showcases the truly inspirational transformations that they are engineering for our customers worldwide. It’s always a particular delight to be able to acknowledge our standout partners each year and to demonstrate how they have…


Why GDPR is a $3.5 billion business opportunity

  There’s a huge regulatory change just around the corner. And with it comes a $3.5 billion business opportunity. Two-thirds of Australian companies that know they’re affected expect to make significant changes. But half aren’t even sure they need to comply.   What is it? Europe’s landmark General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).   Part of…


Microsoft partners play critical role in transforming national computing fabric with Microsoft’s Azure Australia Central

Today is a very exciting day for all of us here at Microsoft as we officially launch the Azure Australia Central Regions in Canberra. This launch will make Microsoft Australia the undisputed leader of digital transformation, by serving the needs of government, critical infrastructure, and their suppliers.   Microsoft partners play a critical role in…


Microsoft Partners Go For Gold With Ground Breaking Transformations

It comes as no surprise that Microsoft partners are leading innovation across Australia. Each of the 10,000 partners in the Australian Microsoft ecosystem are doing amazing work each day. Every year we shine a spotlight on some of the transformational work being done by our partners; and every year we attract a very high calibre…


Toasting our 2017 Microsoft Australia Partner Awards Finalists!

Every year it’s a huge privilege to be able to recognise through the Microsoft Australia Partner Awards (MAPA) those partners who have really stood out, delivering incredible solutions and extraordinary levels of service. What really stood-out for me was the transformative nature of the stories submitted. Together, with our partners we are helping Australian organisations…


Accelerating the Partner-led Digital Transformation of Australian Government with new Microsoft Azure Regions

Last month at Microsoft Inspire, we saw examples of the power of our partner ecosystem in driving the digital transformation of healthcare, government and education. In Australia, thousands of Microsoft partners develop technology solutions for the public sector, they support the operations of government, they employ tens of thousands of staff and they contribute to…


Introducing the Microsoft Summit 2017

  Mark Leigh Director – Small, Midmarket Solutions & Partners Microsoft Australia     At the beginning of the year someone pressed their foot on the digital accelerator and never took it off. Enterprise transformation has really raced ahead through 2017 as organisations of all sizes and in all sectors have embraced technologies such as…


Microsoft Australia Partners’ innovation and excellence recognised in global Award

Mark Leigh Director – Small, Midmarket Solutions & Partners Microsoft Australia   Our partner network is our single most valuable asset. At Microsoft, we’re as proud of our partner ecosystem as we are of our technology. Together we’re able to deliver transformational solutions to our customers and help them realise the full value of the…


Microsoft Australia Partner Conference 2016 kicks off on the Gold Coast!

Today, the Microsoft Australia Partner Conference (APC) 2016 kicks off on the Gold Coast.  As the new Director of Microsoft Australia’s Small, Mid-market Solutions and Partners (SMS&P) business, I’d like to extend a warm welcome to all the delegates attending APC this year. I wish you a valuable and productive week ahead that helps you…