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Microsoft Announces Winners And Finalists Of The 2013 Partner Of The Year Awards

REDMOND, Wash., May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Microsoft Corp. today announced the winners and finalists of the Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards 2013. The annual awards honor Microsoft partners for delivering innovative solutions during the past year that directly address customer challenges. Award winners and finalists, chosen from global nominations, will be recognized at the 2013 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, the company's premier annual event for industry partners, July 7–11 in Houston.


This year, there were 44 awards that celebrated each core partner competency, including cloud technology, Windows 8, and Microsoft Office and SharePoint applications, as well as entrepreneurial spirit, citizenship and sales excellence. More than 3,000 entries were collected from more than 100 countries; the award finalists and winners were selected from nominations based on their commitment to customers, their solutions' market impact and exemplary use of Microsoft technologies.

"The 2013 Partner of the Year Award winners and finalists represent some of the best and brightest our ecosystem has to offer," said Jon Roskill, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group, Microsoft. "We applaud each of our partners for demonstrating exceptional dedication in working to solve the most pressing technology challenges facing our mutual customers today. Congratulations to each award winner on this recognition."

Categories, winners and finalists appear below. A complete list, including the 95 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year Award winners for 2013, is available at

Office/SharePoint App Developer Partner of the Year
  • Winner: Dell Software Inc.
  • Finalist: Adlib
  • Finalist: AvePoint
  • Finalist: Nintex

Windows 8 App Developer Partner of the Year
  • Winner: Posh Consulting
  • Finalist: Dell Inc.
  • Finalist: Laserbiomed s.r.l.
  • Finalist: Sparked

Humanitarian Response Citizenship
  • Winner: Ignify
  • Finalist: Systemgroup Consulting Inc.

Innovative Technology for Good Citizenship
  • Winner: RBA
  • Finalist: Winvision

YouthSpark Citizenship
  • Winner: Dell Inc.
  • Finalist: CHH Enterprises Inc. (d/b/a New Signature)

Cloud Partner of the Year
  • Winner: Solidsoft
  • Finalist: Nextscape
  • Finalist: SADA Systems
  • Finalist: Cloudbearing

Cloud Partner of the Year — Enterprise Customers
  • Winner: Object Consulting
  • Finalist: Online Services Corp.
  • Finalist: Brasoftware
  • Finalist: Vision Software S.A.

Cloud Partner of the Year — Small and Medium Business
  • Winner: TechQuarters
  • Finalist: ClickView
  • Finalist: Allen
  • Finalist: dinCloud

Start-Up Cloud Partner of the Year — Developed Markets
  • Winner: SkyKick

Start-Up Cloud Partner of the Year — Emerging Markets
  • Winner: ISA Technologies
  • Finalist: Pris Software
  • Finalist: NetSocket
  • Finalist: Asteor Software Private Ltd.

Application Development Partner of the Year
  • Winner: PROS
  • Finalist: ICONICS
  • Finalist: OneBe Inc.
  • Finalist: Infusion

Application Integration Partner of the Year
  • Winner: Dapasoft Inc.
  • Finalist: Codit
  • Finalist: Breeze
  • Finalist: Neudesic

Application Lifecycle Management Partner of the Year
  • Winner: Sogeti Nederland B.V.
  • Finalist: Centare

Business Intelligence Partner of the Year
  • Winner: Bismart Business Intelligence Specialist
  • Finalist: Slalom Consulting
  • Finalist: Bitscape Infotech

Data Platform Partner of the Year
  • Winner: WARDY IT Solutions
  • Finalist: dsp
  • Finalist: Simpson Associates Information Services
  • Finalist: CSK WinTechnology

Collaboration and Content Partner of the Year
  • Winner: NC4 and 6th Street Consulting (joint partnership)
  • Finalist: Sogeti
  • Finalist: AvePoint
  • Finalist: Comperio

Communications Partner of the Year
  • Winner: Dimension Data
  • Finalist: Unify Square
  • Finalist: Jabra
  • Finalist: Hewlett-Packard

Messaging Partner of the Year
  • Winner: Sogeti
  • Finalist: Binary Tree
  • Finalist: Processor Informatica SA

Project and Portfolio Management Partner of the Year
  • Winner: UMT Consulting Group LLC
  • Finalist: Nintex
  • Finalist: Campana & Schott
  • Finalist: Projility

Devices and Deployment Partner of the Year
  • Winner: Data#3 Ltd.
  • Finalist: CompuCom Systems Inc.
  • Finalist: Accenture/Avanade
  • Finalist: Sogeti

Identity and Access Partner of the Year
  • Winner: Oxford Computer Group
  • Finalist: Itergy

Management and Virtualization Partner of the Year
  • Winner: HP
  • Finalist: OCSL
  • Finalist: Dimension Data

Server Platform Partner of the Year
  • Winner: NetApp
  • Finalist: Outsourcery Ltd.
  • Finalist: CDW
  • Finalist: DataCore Software

Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Partner of the Year
  • Winner: PowerObjects
  • Finalist: CRM Partners
  • Finalist: Customer Effective
  • Finalist: Navantis

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Partner of the Year
  • Winner: eBECS
  • Finalist: GMCS
  • Finalist: Hitachi Solutions America Ltd.
  • Finalist: Tribridge

Digital Marketing Partner of the Year
  • Winner: Advance Digital
  • Finalist: SiteWit

Distributor Partner of the Year
  • Winner: Daiwabo Information System Co. Ltd.
  • Finalist: Westcoast
  • Finalist: ALSO A/S

Hosting Partner of the Year
  • Winner: SherWeb Inc.
  • Finalist: Intermedia
  • Finalist: Global Micro

Learning Partner of the Year
  • Winner: Global Knowledge
  • Finalist: QA Ltd.
  • Finalist: NetCom Learning
  • Finalist: New Horizons Computer Learning Centers

Mobility Partner of the Year
  • Winner: Accenture/Avanade
  • Finalist: Blink Systems Assessoria e Informática Ltda
  • Finalist: SiEBEN

OEM Hardware Partner of the Year
  • Winner: THIRDWAVE Corp.
  • Finalist: Avangard LLC
  • Finalist: iRU
  • Finalist: iBUYPOWER

Software Asset Management (SAM) Partner of the Year
  • Winner: Crayon AS
  • Finalist: Atea Sverige AB
  • Finalist: Servicios Especializados en Recursos Informáticos SA de CV

Volume Licensing Partner of the Year
  • Winner: Zones Inc.
  • Finalist: SoftwareONE US
  • Finalist: SHI International Corp.
  • Finalist: Softcat Ltd.

Midmarket Solution Provider Partner of the Year
  • Finalist: ( India) Private Limited
  • Finalist: Assistance Software
  • Finalist: OOO "Bissnes-Expert"

Small Business Partner of the Year
  • Winner: Kinectics Group
  • Finalist: Computer Solutions East
  • Finalist: eMazzanti Technologies
  • Finalist: Exacto IT Solutions

Microsoft Dynamics Industry Partner of the Year
  • Winner: mcaConnect
  • Finalist: V.R.P. Veri Raporlama Programlama Bilisim Yazilim ve Danismanlik Hizmetleri Ticaret A.S.
  • Finalist: INFOMA Software Consulting GmbH
  • Finalist: HSO International

Microsoft Dynamics Cloud Partner of the Year
  • Winner: eSavvy
  • Finalist: SMB Suite
  • Finalist: Tribridge

Public Sector Partner of the Year – Education
  • Winner: DynTek Services Inc.
  • Finalist: Playware Studios Asia
  • Finalist: Rhino Systems
  • Finalist: Corinth Investment

Public Sector Partner of the Year — Government
  • Winner: Software Innovation
  • Finalist: NetApp
  • Finalist: IEG4 Limited
  • Finalist: The Birchman Group

Public Sector Partner of the Year — Health
  • Winner: IN2
  • Finalist: InterKnowlogy LLC
  • Finalist: Avanade

Public Sector Partner of the Year — Public Safety/National Security
  • Winner: Eurostep Group AB
  • Finalist: Intergen
  • Finalist: AvePoint
  • Finalist: Forensic Advantage

Sales Specialist Partner Individual of the Year
  • Winner: Mari Morimoto, FUJISOFT Inc.
  • Finalist: Geno Cenci, ePlus Technology Inc.
  • Finalist: Mark Seeley, Intellinet
  • Finalist: Varun Abbi, Comparex India Pvt Ltd.

Pre-Sales Specialist Partner Individual of the Year
  • Winner: Mark AuCoin, Navantis
  • Finalist: Rand Morimoto, Convergent Computing (CCO)
  • Finalist: Chris Campbell, BlueGranite
  • Finalist: Masaru Takano, NetApp

Alliance Partner of the Year
  • Winner: Accenture/Avanade

About Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference

Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference provides Microsoft's partner community with access to key marketing and business strategies, leadership, and information regarding specific customer solutions designed to help partners succeed in the marketplace. Along with informative learning opportunities covering sales, marketing, services and technology, the Worldwide Partner Conference is an ideal setting for partners to garner valuable knowledge from their peers and from Microsoft. More information can be found at and on the Partner Network home page at

About Microsoft

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq "MSFT") is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

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