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Why Being GOLD with Microsoft Matters
By – Craig Yellick, VP Business Solutions
Blue Net is a Microsoft Gold-Level Partner
We’ve invested a lot of time and energy to attain this status and continually work to add more competencies. Does this matter to our clients? Yes, it does!
Microsoft has over 64,000 partners and only about 2% are at the highest, gold level. Achieving this status requires a great deal of focus and investment in Microsoft products and technologies. And it is a continuous process due to the constant and rapid changes in the information technology landscape.
Our GOLD Competencies:
- Cloud Productivity
- Cloud Platform
- Cloud Solutions
How Does This Help Our Clients?
We’re always up to date and aligned with Microsoft’s technology roadmap. When Blue Net makes a recommendation or builds a business solution, you can be assured your investment is on track and based on the most current information available. This alone is almost a full-time job for our engineers and architects.
Our staff is required to pass rigorous certification exams that demonstrate our mastery of our competencies. On top of that, we must maintain client success references. These are vetted and confirmed by Microsoft and prove we have more than just book learning – we must show we can deliver these services to satisfied clients.
Blue Net has superior technical support resources from Microsoft. We never “get stuck” and waste time and money on problems. This includes pre-sale advisories, to make sure what we design will meet your needs and be a supportable solution.
Gold partners have access to product licenses for demos and proof-of-concept projects. This makes it possible for Blue Net to test ideas and help clients visualize potential solutions before committing to purchasing licenses. This is also important for our technical staff to be able to experiment with new products and services and stay on top of this constantly changing technology.
Our Competencies Matter as Well
Cloud Solutions is for partners who design and implement Office 365 business solutions. Once your organization has deployed Office 365, this competency assures you that Blue Net will help you get the full value of your investment using both out-of-boxes functionality as well as more sophisticated solutions using Power Platform components like Power Automate, Power Apps and Flow.
Cloud Productivity is for partners who specialize in migration and deployment of enterprise Office 365 business solutions. This competency assures you the Blue Net has the skills to successfully deploy Office 365. Blue Net has the skills to get you up and running quickly and the skills to help you leverage this powerful platform.
Cloud Platform is for partners who provide infrastructure and software-as-a-service solutions built on Azure. Blue Net delivers a full range of IT services and is capable of handling even your most complex requirements that extend beyond Office 365.