We're extremely pleased to announce that Air-IT has been awarded the prestigious Microsoft Gold Partner status which puts us among the top 1% of partners in Microsoft's worldwide partner eco-system.

Air IT support Air-IT awarded new Microsoft Gold Partner status

Air-IT has been awarded new Microsoft Gold and Silver competencies in the following areas:

The competencies add to our existing portfolio of Microsoft achievements which includes Silver accolades for Hosting, Intelligent Systems and Devices and Deployment.

By gaining competencies, Air-IT has met extensive technology requirements and demonstrated significant levels of expertise with Microsoft technologies with a proven ability to meeting customer needs.

Todd McQuilkin, Managing Director of Air-IT states:

These Microsoft competencies showcase our expertise and commitment in today’s technology market and demonstrate our knowledge of Microsoft and its products.

Our aim is to help accelerate our customers’ success by serving as technology advisers for their business demands.

About our new competencies

Details of our new accreditations are as follows:

  • Gold Midmarket Solutions Provider

The Midmarket Solutions Provider competency recognises our skills and expertise in providing critical infrastructure solutions based on Microsoft desktop, business management and server technologies for medium sized businesses.

Equipped with exclusive training, the latest software and support we’re able to implement tailored solutions to meet our midmarket customers’ unique requirements.

  • Silver Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions

The Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions competency  recognises our proven expertise in implementing and supporting Microsoft Cloud and hybrid solutions built on Office 365.

The competency has proven that we are equipped with the knowledge and experience to help our customers get the most from the benefits of cloud computing such as reductions in operational costs and enhanced mobility to enable flexible working.

  • Silver Datacentre

The Datacentre competency demonstrates our expertise in the architecture, deployment and support of Microsoft infrastructure solutions based on Hyper-V, Windows Server 2012 and Microsoft System Centre technologies.

The Datacentre competency has proven that we have strong capabilities with the management of these technologies to deliver robust, scalable platforms that offer a cost-effective and efficient solution for specific business needs.

Earning a Microsoft competency

To earn a Microsoft competency, partners must successfully complete a rigorous set of assessments and exams to prove their level of technical expertise.

Certain levels of staff ability must also be met resulting in Microsoft Certified Professionals (MCP). This requires an on-going commitment to staff development and training.

Customer references are also required to demonstrate the successful delivery of projects and to ensure the highest quality of service is being provided.

For gold competencies, partners must also implement an annual customer satisfaction survey and meet revenue commitments.

Phil Sorgen, Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp. said:

By achieving a gold competency, partners have demonstrated the highest, most consistent capability and commitment to the latest Microsoft technology.

These partners have a deep expertise that puts them in the top 1 per cent of our partner eco-system, and their proficiency will help drive innovative solutions on the latest Microsoft technology.

Due to the ever evolving nature of technology, Air-IT is constantly working towards achieving new accrediations and retaining those that we already hold through the continual training and development  of our staff.

This helps us to deliver a world-class service to successfully assist our clients in the on-going development and support of their business.

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For further information about our partnerships and accreditations, please see the About Us section of our website.