Microsoft Partner Awards: Accenture, Avanade Win Again

Microsoft will honor familiar faces at its upcoming Partner of the Year Awards ceremony.

James Anderson, Senior News Editor

June 1, 2016

2 Min Read

Microsoft will honor familiar faces at its upcoming Partner of the Year Awards ceremony.

Accenture and Avanade won Microsoft’s Alliance Partner of the Year award for the ninth consecutive time. The two companies have been teaming up with the technology giant since Avanade’s founding in 2000. They’ve received the Alliance award a total of 12 times.

“The Accenture-Avanade-Microsoft alliance brings together the talent required to help our mutual customers thrive in a mobile-first, cloud-first world,” said Microsoft Enterprise Partners Vice President Stephen Boyle last year.{ad}

Microsoft recognized winners in 37 categories, in addition to naming 102 award winners for being the best in their respective countries.

“The 2016 Partner of the Year Award winners and finalists represent the most innovative and transformative work being done across our partner community,” said Gavriella Schuster, general manager of Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Group.

  • Alliance: Accenture/Avanade

  • Alliance – Global Commercial ISV Award: DataStax

  • Technology for Good Citizenship: AvePoint, Inc.

  • YouthSpark Citizenship: QA Limited

  • Application Development: Wortell

  • Cloud Customer Relationship Management: Sonoma Partners

  • Cloud Packaged Solutions: SoftBank Technology

  • Cloud Productivity: Atea AS

  • Collaboration and Content: Content and Code

  • Communications: Modality Systems

  • Data Analytics: Extent Solutions SA de CV

  • Data Platform: Hewlett Packard Enterprise

  • Developer Platform: Black Marble

  • Distributor: Ingram Micro

  • Enterprise Mobility: Kloud

  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP): Columbus

  • Hosting: Internet Initiative Japan Inc.

  • Hybrid Cloud and Infrastructure Platform: Ensyst

  • Internet of Things (IoT): BlueMetal

  • Learning: DDLS

(more top Microsoft partners on next page)


  • Messaging: SoftBank Technology

  • Microsoft Azure Certified ISV Solution: Barracuda

  • OEM Device: Exertis

  • Project and Portfolio Management: CPS

  • Small & Midmarket Cloud Solutions: EMIT

  • Software Asset Management (SAM): Software Optimisation Services

  • Volume Licensing: SoftwareONE

  • Windows and Devices Deployment: CDW

  • Microsoft Dynamics Industry: AEC360 Holdings

  • Modern Marketing: PowerObjects, an HCL Company

  • Open Source on Azure: OpenSistemas

  • Partner Seller: Rick Slager, Wortell

  • Public Sector (Education): 3P Learning Ltd

  • Public Sector (Government): SoftBank Technology

  • Public Sector (Health): Innana S.A.S.

  • Public Sector (Microsoft CityNext): COPA-DATA

  • Public Sector (Public Safety and National Security): SMS

Visit Microsoft’s website for the entire list of winners, which includes all of the Country Partners of the Year.

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James Anderson

Senior News Editor, Channel Futures

James Anderson is a news editor for Channel Futures. He interned with Informa while working toward his degree in journalism from Arizona State University, then joined the company after graduating. He writes about SD-WAN, telecom and cablecos, technology services distributors and carriers. He has served as a moderator for multiple panels at Channel Partners events.

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