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Barhead invited to Microsoft 20/21 Inner Circle
This recognition of an invitation to the Inner Circle for Microsoft business applications is based on sales achievements and customer success.
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Microsoft doubles down on sustainability efforts
“This fiscal year, Microsoft is taking concrete steps to remove one million metric tonnes of carbon from the environment,” the company states.
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Microsoft business applications support safer workspaces
A pre-built Power Platform solution includes location readiness for safe office reopening, employee health and safety management, workplace care management, and location management. 
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Microsoft's new security features address common pain points
Azure Sentinel, data loss prevention, and insider risk management are all announcements from this year's Inspire.
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Microsoft partner enablement offering includes Lenovo managed services for SMBs
“Many SMBs are having to adapt and adopt new working arrangements very quickly in recent times, and this requires extensive IT support such as licensing, onboarding, Microsoft cloud migration and application settings configuration.”
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Microsoft 365 packed full of new features
New features include Lists, Universal Print, Yammer, Teams Rooms Premium, and more.
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Microsoft enhances Azure platform with new capabilities
Leading the announcements, Microsoft states that the next generation of Azure Stack HCI is a native and integrated Azure service for integrating data centres with the cloud.
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A/NZ partners win big at Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards
Microsoft’s annual Partner of the Year Awards have this year recognised several Australia and New Zealand partners for their achievements within the partner ecosystem.
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Trend Micro adds Deep Security as a Service to Azure Marketplace
Trend Micro Deep Security delivers a multi-layered automated approach to protect hybrid cloud workloads and container environments.
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Microsoft Dynamics inner circle expands with the addition of Empired
Inner circle status is extended to the top 1% of Microsoft Dynamics partners worldwide.
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Crestron wins Microsoft Global IoT Partner of the Year award
"Crestron XiO Cloud reduces the complexities associated with deploying, tracking, managing and evolving the ecosystem of IoT enabled devices."
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Microsoft intensifies efforts to fuel intuitive workplace collaboration
Microsoft is leading the charge for teamwork and collaboration through a number of changes designed to fuel the modern workplace.
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Microsoft Inspire: NZ partners reveal why it's worth it
An event review is best straight from the horse’s mouth as they say, which is why we’ve got the opinions from some of the NZ partners that attended.
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SYNNEX takes home Worldwide Microsoft Surface Partner of the Year
​SYNNEX Corporation has come up trumps at the recent Microsoft Inspire event in Washington D.C – formerly known as the Worldwide Partner Conference.
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Double glory for Fusion5 at Microsoft Inspire
Fusion5 returned home from Microsoft Inspire with a regional Dynamics award - and entry into the exclusive Microsoft Dynamics Inner Circle.
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It's a wrap: 11 Kiwi partners weigh in on Microsoft announcements
From Azure stack to a renewed vertical focus, there was plenty to keep the Kiwi channel buzzing at Microsoft Inspire 2017. So what caught their eyes?
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Microsoft’s rich partner ecosystem inspires digital transformation
Direct from this weeks global partner conference, Microsoft Australia's partner chief talks to the Aussie channel.
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Track’em - the cloud-based tracking system that saves time, money & headaches
“One thing we realised very early is that our loyalty is not to the product. Our loyalty is to the solution which solves our customer’s problem."
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Microsoft opens doors for SIs to join Mixed Reality Partner program in HoloLens push
Microsoft has launched a Mixed Reality Partner Program for systems integrators and digital agencies as it ups its HoloLens push.
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Microsoft partners with IBM for Surface support; launches Surface Alliance
Microsoft is ramping up its push for partner Surface sales, launching a new service and support offering, via IBM, and a Surface Reseller Alliance.
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Digital Transformation
Microsoft & KPMG launch new digital solution hub & smart audit platform
“The CEOs I talk to are looking for new types of digital solutions that combine the best technology with deep sector and business expertise.”
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$250 million, new programmes and discounts to help Microsoft ISVs
Two really significant programmes have been announced by Microsoft with a major funding boost.
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Microsoft & Schneider Electric partner on Kiwi IOT project
The internet of things has come to rural Canterbury in this collaboration between Microsoft & Schneider Electric.
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Microsoft 365 suite announced at Microsoft Inspire conference
Building upon the success of the vendors cloud based productivity suite. They announce a new offering to commercial clients.