Microsoft partner delaware renews Azure Expert MSP certification

Jul 07, 2022
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For over 15 years now, Delaware has proven itself to be a leading Microsoft Partner, raking in numerous certifications and recognitions. In 2022, this partnership has reached unprecedented heights with already over 40 new projects sold and seven solution partner designations, including the renewal of the much-coveted Azure Expert Managed Services Provider (MSP) certification and a global expansion.

Picture: Liesbeth Maes, Nick Thienpondt, Tom Vandewinckele, Erik Kerkhofs

To reflect the changing needs of its customers and enable partners to set themselves apart from competition, Microsoft has renewed its partnership program. It now includes six single-tier solution partner designations: Infrastructure, Data & AI, Digital & App Innovation, Modern Work, Security, Business Applications and Microsoft Cloud. To obtain a designation, partners must score 70 points of 100 across three dimensions: performance, skilling, and customer success.

“Customers increasingly need Dynamics 365 solutions seamlessly woven with the other supporting technology, such as Microsoft Teams, to provide real process efficiency. Delaware is only one of a handful of partners with both the skills and capability to deliver those integrated use cases – its all part of the Delaware difference.”

Microsoft Practice Lead, Tim Rowe

Six designations

The Delaware team managed to obtain six designations. “This clearly demonstrates the breadth of our capabilities in each solution area. Even more importantly: it highlights our ability to scale to meet our customers’ ever-changing needs and help them thrive in today’s new world of work.” 

Microsoft Alliance Lead, Nick Thienpondt

Azure Expert MSP specialisation

In addition, Delaware also renewed its Azure Expert MSP specialisation: the highest possible Azure-related distinction for Microsoft Partners. The certification is obtained through a rigorous two-day full-company audit. Among the aspects investigated are the vision of Delaware’s partners, its marketing and HR efforts, and the efficiency and performance of its service organisation.

“Our status as Azure Expert MSP makes us uniquely qualified to help companies embrace cloud technology,” says Solution Lead Cloud Enablement, Tom Vandewinckele. “As we’re witnessing a growing need in this department, our ability to offer an end-to-end solution, from exploratory meeting to actual migration and operations management, is a major differentiator. Moreover, our close ties with Microsoft and direct access to exclusive support and resources ensure that our customers experience every benefit of their cloud adoption.”

Ambitious agenda

The Microsoft-Delaware partnership shows no signs of slowing down. The renewed partner certification also serves as the foundation for the global expansion of Delaware’s Microsoft competencies, with projects in the UK, Netherlands, France and Luxembourg well underway. 

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