This year, Microsoft acknowledged partners in 39 categories.

Edward Gately, Senior News Editor

June 8, 2018

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**Editor’s Note: Click here for our recent list of “Top Partners: The Best of the Best,” featuring channel partners recognized by numerous companies in the industry.**

Microsoft on Thursday named the winners and finalists of its 2018 Partner of the Year Awards.

The annual awards recognize partners demonstrating “excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology.” Award winners and finalists will be recognized at Microsoft Inspire, July 15-19.


Microsoft’s Gavriella Schuster

This year, the software giant acknowledged partners in 39 categories. The award finalists and winners were selected from more than 2,600 nominations collected from 115 different countries globally.

“It’s an honor to recognize the 2018 Partner of the Year Award winners and finalists, which represent the best and most forward-thinking innovators coming out of our partner community,” said Gavriella Schuster, corporate vice president of Microsoft’s One Commercial Partner. “These companies are bringing cutting-edge solutions to complex business challenges and providing digital transformation opportunities for their customers. Congratulations to each winner and finalist.”

Categories and winners appear below. For the full list of finalists, click here.

  • Alliance Global Commercial ISV Partner of the YearAT&T

  • Alliance SI Partner of the YearAccenture/Avanade

  • Application Innovation Partner of the Year: Larsen and Toubro Infotech

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) Partner of the Year: Insight

  • Azure Compete Partner of the Year: GTPLUS

  • Big Data Analytics Partner of the Year: Cognizant Technology Solutions

  • Customer Experience Partner of the Year: Content and Code

  • Data Estate Modernization Partner of the Year: pmOne AG

  • Data Center Transformation Partner of the Year: Ensono

  • DevOps Partner of the Year: Xpirit Netherlands

  • Dynamics 365 for Field Service Partner of the Year: Velrada

  • Dynamics 365 for Talent Partner of the Year: SAGlobal

  • Dynamics Customer Service Partner of the Year: eBECS

  • Dynamics for Finance and Operations Partner of the Year: Accenture/Avanade

  • Dynamics Sales Partner of the Year: NuSoft

  • Education Partner of the Year: Campus Management

  • Financial Services Partner of the Year: Vector Risk

  • Government Partner of the Year: Axon Enterprises

  •  Health Partner of the Year: Solidsoft Reply

  • Indirect Provider Partner of the Year: Tech Data

  • Intelligent Communications Partner of the Year: SADA Systems

  • Internet of Things (IoT) Partner of the Year: Crestron Electronics

  • Learning Partner of the Year: Digicomp Academy AG

  • Manufacturing Partner of the Year: Iconics

  • Media and Communications Partner of the Year: Advvy

  • Microsoft CityNext Partner of the Year: Bentley Systems

  • Modern Desktop (formerly Powered Device) of the Year: Insight

  • Modern Workplace Transformation Partner of the Year: Dimension Data

  • Open Source Applications and Infrastructure on Azure Partner of the Year: 10th Magnitude

  • Open Source Data and AI Partner of the Year: Cloudera

  • Partner for Social Impact Partner of the Year: ProServeIT

  • Partner Seller Excellence in Technology, Sales and/or Licensing Partner of the Year: Erik Moll, Comparex Canada

  • Platform Partner of the Year: Provance

  • Power BI Partner of the Year: Slalo

  • Project and Portfolio Management Partner of the Year: CPS

  • Retail Partner of the Year: Teambase

  • SAP on Azure Partner of the Year: Accenture/Avanade

  • Security and Compliance Partner of the Year: Oxford Computer Group – United Kingdom

  • Teamwork Partner of the Year: Adopt and Embrace

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About the Author(s)

Edward Gately

Senior News Editor, Channel Futures

As news editor, Edward Gately covers cybersecurity, new channel programs and program changes, M&A and other IT channel trends. Prior to Informa, he spent 26 years as a newspaper journalist in Texas, Louisiana and Arizona.

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