The Envelope, Please…

For partners, capturing one of Microsoft’s annual Partner of the Year Awards must be like winning an Oscar, an Emmy, a Pulitzer and maybe the World Series -- all at the same time.

Microsoft announced the winners of its coveted awards Wednesday night during Velocity 2006, the sold-out Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in Boston.

The company awarded Technology Innovation Awards and Sales and Marketing Awards in 15 categories ranging from Advanced Infrastructure Solutions to Small Business Specialist.

Microsoft also presented awards for “excellence in specialization” in most categories and announced multiple recipients of its Winning Customer and Customer Service Awards.

Open Text Corp., a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner based in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, was named Global ISV Partner of the Year. Avanade Inc. of Seattle and Accenture Inc. of Chicago, both Gold Certified Partners, shared the Global Enterprise Services and Technology Partner of the Year Award.

For the full list of this year’s winners -- selected from a field of 2,400 entrants from all over the world -- click here.

Posted by Anne Stuart on July 13, 2006 at 11:52 AM


Featured

  • Everything Microsoft Announced at Its Surface Event

    Microsoft showed off its updated and expanded line of Surface devices this week, positioning the new Surface Laptop Studio as its flagship Windows 11 laptop.

  • M&A in Microsoft Channel: Progress Acquires Kemp

    Longtime Microsoft partner Progress Software is acquiring another Microsoft partner in Kemp Technologies.

  • The 2021 Microsoft Product Roadmap

    From Windows 10X to the next generation of Microsoft's application server products, here are the product milestones coming down the pipeline in 2021.

  • Microsoft Says System Center 2022 Will Arrive Early Next Year

    Microsoft is planning to release its new System Center product in the first quarter of 2022, with a private preview arriving within months.