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Avocette Renews Gold In The Microsoft Partner Network

March 22nd, 2016 | Posted in Announcements, Information Technology, Partners

We are proud to announce that Avocette has attained the Gold Application Development competency and Gold Data Platform competency in the Microsoft Partner Network. These achievements demonstrate Avocette’s “best-in-class” ability and commitment to meet Microsoft Corp. customers’ evolving needs in today’s dynamic business environment. Avocette is now a part of the top 1 percent of Microsoft’s partner ecosystem.

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Earning a Microsoft Gold Competency

This is the eleventh consecutive year that Avocette has earned the Gold Application Development competency, and fifth consecutive year that we’ve earned the Gold Data Platform competency. In order to earn a Microsoft gold competency, partners must:

  • Successfully complete exams (resulting in Microsoft Certified Professionals) to prove their level of technology expertise,
  • Designate these certified professionals uniquely to one Microsoft competency, ensuring a certain level of staffing capacity,
  • Submit customer references that demonstrate successful projects
  • Implement a yearly customer satisfaction study,
  • Meet a revenue commitment (for most gold competencies), and
  • Pass technology and/or sales assessments.

“By achieving a gold competency, partners have demonstrated the highest, most consistent capability and commitment to the latest Microsoft technology,” explains Phil Sorgen, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp. “These partners have a deep expertise that puts them in the top 1 percent of our partner ecosystem, and their proficiency will help customers drive innovative solutions on the latest Microsoft technology.”

Gold Application Development and Gold Data Platform Competencies

By gaining access to a comprehensive set of benefits through the Application Development and Data Platform competencies, Avocette can help new customers become more productive and profitable through deployment of business applications, advanced web portals and rich client user interfaces that run on premises or in the cloud.

Earning the Application Development and Data Platform competencies helps differentiate Avocette as trusted experts through the development and deployment of commercial or custom applications built using core Microsoft technologies. These core Microsoft technologies include Windows Server and Windows 8 operating systems, the Windows Azure platform, Microsoft SQL Server 2014, Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 development system, Microsoft BizTalk Server and emerging cloud-based and web business models.

About the Microsoft Partner Network

The Microsoft Partner Network helps partners strengthen their capabilities to showcase leadership in the marketplace on the latest technology, to better serve customers and, with 640,000 Microsoft partners in their ecosystem, to easily connect with one of the most active, diverse networks in the world.

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Jason Li

Jason Li is the Technical Development Director for Managed Services at Avocette. You can find him on LinkedIn.

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