Microsoft New Zealand Awards – Submit your winning solution

Have listed below the awards and criteria that Partners can submit entries for. To submit your entry please download and complete this entry form, then email it to before 5pm 31st August 2007.

The Partner Awards are:


Software Solution of the Year


Mandatory Competency ISV
Custom Dev
Description Partners must have a channel based model which supports their primary focus of developing software for commercial resale


Partners must focus on delivering customized solutions developed with Microsoft software and development tools.

Alignment of a software solution with key horizontals:

  • Business Intelligence
  • Enterprise Content Management
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Engineering and Finance (Strange bedfellows!)
  • Accounting and Human resources
Clear description of the Microsoft products on which the ISV solutions depend upon.

Case study or industry/customer reference that clearly articulates the business benefit for the customer

Project must include at least one of the following products:

  • Windows Server 2003
  • Windows XP/2007
  • Windows 2007 Professional
  • Windows for Pocket PC
  • Windows for Smartphone
  • SQL Server 2005
  • Visual Studio 2005
  • Commerce Server 2002
  • MBS ERP Product (note that the Partner must be providing a solution that integrates to an MBS product)

Products that have gained any of the following will be reviewed more highly:

  • Certified for Windows Server 2003
  • Verified for Windows Server 2003
  • Designed for Windows XP Gold Test
  • Verified for Windows XP
  • Certified for SQL Server 2005
  • Verified for SQL Server 2005
  • Designed for Windows for Pocket PC
  • Verified for Microsoft CRM
  • Designed for Windows for Smartphone
  • .NET Connected Logo Test
Download Entry FormDownload the Software Solution entry form

Partnering Award of the Year


Mandatory Competency

All Certified Partners


Project could contain the following:
At least one Certified partner – partnering with another organisation, association to deliver value to a Microsoft customer


Criteria that will be assessed but not limited to:

  • Two Certified partners building a complete solution from two different competencies

  • One of the certified level partners can be either a Small Business Specialist partner or a Registered member
Download Entry FormDownload the Partnering entry form

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