Editor's Note: For Part 2 of this slideshow series, which looks at partners in categories from enterprise mobility to device deployment, click here.
Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) has recognized award-winning partners this week in various categories. In this slideshow, we look at top partners across 9 different competency-based categories.
According to Microsoft, the company received over 2,800 nominations from 115 countries for the 34 global award categories, in addition to 103 different Country Partner of the Year awards honoring partner achievements across the globe. Winners will be recognized next month at Microsoft's partner event, Microsoft Inspire, from July 9-13, 2017, in Washington, D.C.
"These award winners and finalists represent achievements and excellence in innovation that can be found throughout our partner ecosystem," Ron Huddleston, CVP of One Commercial Partner, Microsoft, said. "They also exemplify the extraordinary power of Microsoft partners to enable customers to drive their businesses forward through technology and to maximize business opportunities."
"Congratulations to all the 2017 Partner of the Year Award winners and finalists. It’s an honor to recognize and celebrate the innovative work our partners are doing to enable digital transformation and to solve critical challenges for customers around the world. We look forward to celebrating with you at Microsoft Inspire in July," he said.
Click through the slideshow to see winners and finalists in categories ranging from app development to DevOps.