Microsoft announces 2016 Partner of the Year winners and finalists


REDMOND, Wash. — May 31, 2016 — Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday announced the winners and finalists of the Microsoft 2016 Partner of the Year Awards. The annual awards recognize top Microsoft partners demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology. Award winners and finalists from around the world will be recognized at the 2016 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference taking place July 10–14, 2016, in Toronto, Canada.

This year, Microsoft acknowledged partners in 37 categories celebrating each of the core partner competencies, including cloud technology, public sector, citizenship and many more. The award finalists and winners were selected from more than 2,500 nominations collected from 119 different countries worldwide based on their commitment to customers, their solution’s impact on the market and exemplary use of Microsoft technologies.

“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, Worldwide Partner Group, Microsoft. “It is important to recognize and celebrate the value and opportunity these solutions create for our mutual customers. Congratulations to all of this year’s winners and finalists on this tremendous achievement.”

Categories, winners and finalists appear below. A complete list, including the Microsoft Country Partner of the Year Award winners for 2016, is available at https://partner.microsoft.com/en-us/wpc/awards.

Alliance Partner of the Year

Winner: Accenture/Avanade

Global Commercial ISV Alliance Partner of the Year

Winner: DataStax

Application Development Partner of the Year

Winner: Wortell
Finalist: Cloudhouse Technologies
Finalist: Resco spol. s r.o.
Finalist: Veeam Software

Cloud Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Partner of the Year

Winner: Sonoma Partners
Finalist: Cloud2020 Ltd.
Finalist: Computer Engineering & Consulting Ltd.
Finalist: PowerObjects, an HCL Company

Cloud Packaged Solutions Partner of the Year

Winner: SoftBank Technology
Finalist: Caase.com
Finalist: EDU 365 Group Ltd.
Finalist: GNet Group LLC

Cloud Productivity Partner of the Year

Winner: Atea AS
Finalist: Dedalus
Finalist: SADA Systems Inc.
Finalist: SoftBank Technology

Collaboration and Content Partner of the Year

Winner: Content and Code
Finalist: BrightStarr
Finalist: Kloud
Finalist: Rapid Circle

Communications Partner of the Year

Winner: Modality Systems
Finalist: Accenture/Avanade
Finalist: Nectar Services Corp.
Finalist: Proge-Software

Data Analytics Partner of the Year

Winner: Extend Solutions SA de CV
Finalist: Bismart
Finalist: Neudesic

Data Platform Partner of the Year

Winner: Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Finalist: Plain Concepts
Finalist: Rosslyn Analytics
Finalist: ScaleArc

Developer Platform Partner of the Year

Winner: Black Marble
Finalist: Commentor A/S
Finalist: Northwest Cadence
Finalist: Sogeti

Distributor Partner of the Year

Winner: Ingram Micro
Finalist: ALSO Holding AG
Finalist: Ingram Micro Brasil
Finalist: SND Distribuidora de Produtos de Informática

Enterprise Mobility Partner of the Year

Winner: Kloud
Finalist: Onevinn
Finalist: Oxford Computer Group
Finalist: Synergy Advisors LLC

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Partner of the Year

Winner: Columbus
Finalist: K3 Software Solutions
Finalist: mcaConnect LLC
Finalist: UXC Eclipse

Hosting Partner of the Year

Winner: Internet Initiative Japan Inc.
Finalist: Datapipe
Finalist: Extrinsica Global
Finalist: SherWeb

Hybrid Cloud and Infrastructure Platform Partner of the Year

Winner: Ensyst
Finalist: Inframon Ltd.
Finalist: innobit ag
Finalist: Sonata Information Technology Ltd.

Internet of Things (IoT) Partner of the Year

Winner: BlueMetal
Finalist: eBECS
Finalist: JCI
Finalist: MOQdigital

Learning Partner of the Year

Winner: DDLS
Finalist: NetCom Learning
Finalist: QA Ltd.

Messaging Partner of the Year

Winner: SoftBank Technology
Finalist: Dell
Finalist: Quadrasystems.net (India) Private Ltd.
Finalist: QUADROtech

Microsoft Azure Certified ISV Solution Partner of the Year

Winner: Barracuda
Finalist: Esri
Finalist: Veeam Software

Microsoft Dynamics Industry Partner of the Year

Winner: AEC360 Holdings
Finalist: Accenture/Avanade
Finalist: INFOMA Software Consulting GmbH
Finalist: SAGlobal

Modern Marketing Partner of the Year

Winner: PowerObjects, an HCL Company
Finalist: MediaValet
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