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Trustmarque earn all six Microsoft Solution Designations

31 March 2023 Time to read:  minutes

York, UK – 31 March 2023: Trustmarque is proud to become one of the UK’s most qualified Microsoft cloud partners, achieving all six cloud partner designations.

Out of 400,000 global organisations in the Microsoft Partner Network, we have received the sixth designation in ‘business applications’. By succeeding in all six designations, we now unlock the highest tier of the program and receive the seventh designation for overall excellence in the Microsoft Cloud.

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The new designations follow a rigorous accreditation process with Microsoft who look at an organisation’s performance, skilling, and customer success in delivering successful outcomes aligned to Microsoft Cloud suite of products. Through highly evidenced customer outcomes, alongside mastering examinations and accreditations, we have now earned all the attainable designations available – becoming one of the first UK-based partners to do so with all designations specifically in the UK market.

Trustmarque Chief Executive Officer, Simon Williams commented on the news:

“This is a staggering achievement in Trustmarque’s already enviable Microsoft success record. We have secured our place in the history books as one of the first UK partners to be recognised for cloud excellence in all six designations. We have strong expertise in all six areas, plus unrivalled success in helping our customers get the best return on their software investments. However, what sets us apart is the fact that all our designations are based on UK skills and UK customer projects, making us a one-stop shop for Microsoft.

“Credit to all those involved in making this a reality, including Trustmarque’s subject matter experts for their relentless commitment. This is incredible considering the current global technology talent shortage.”

Following the announcement from Microsoft, Chief Revenue Officer, Donavan Hutchinson said,

“today’s news cements our nearly four-decade-long partnership with Microsoft, a true recognition of our capability and competence across the entire Microsoft ecosystem.”

Speaking from Trustmarque’s York headquarters he added:

“we continue to give our customers peace of mind and the absolute confidence that we are the partner to drive their Microsoft cloud adoption. The announcement validates our capabilities in supporting Trustmarque’s customers to make smarter technology investments across the board from business applications to modern work and security.”

Microsoft Cloud Partner Program

This phenomenal achievement comes after the sixth designation was granted, following the Microsoft Cloud Partner Program launch in 2022. These now replace the previous gold and silver competencies. From today, Trustmarque now holds designations across all six cloud designations, plus the coveted seventh designation for Microsoft Cloud, with several enhancements in specialist areas, including:

  • 1.Business applications (most recent)
  • 2. Data and AI Azure (specialist in Windows Server and SQL Server Migration)
  • 3. Digital and app innovation
  • 4. Infrastructure Azure (specialist in Windows Server and SQL Server Migration, Windows Virtual Desktop)
  • 5. Modern work (specialist in Adoption and Change Management, Calling for Microsoft Teams, Meeting and meeting rooms for Microsoft Teams, Teamwork Deployment)
  • 6. Security (specialist in identity and access management)
  • 7. Microsoft Cloud

Our commitment to excellence

During the past year, Trustmarque has trained more than 50 Microsoft experts, with a focus on Power Platform, Azure and cyber security to name a few. Our focus is to keep developing this deep technical expertise.

The business applications designation assures the work of Trustmarque’s BizApps consultancy, which supports customer outcomes in Microsoft 365 and Power Platform. From quick introductions to strategic proof of concepts, we deep-dive with our business applications’ knowledge and show how these can be customised to address today’s challenges – and tomorrow’s priorities.

Eleri Gibbon, Director of Microsoft Services Partners added:

“It’s been great to see Trustmarque continue to invest in their technical capabilities and achieve six out of the six solution partner designations across Data & AI, Infrastructure, Digital & App Innovation, Modern Work, and Security demonstrating a track record for delivering successful customer outcomes. This is also a great foundation for bringing the capabilities of Livingstone together with Trustmarque following the recent acquisition to help customers on their digital transformation journey.”

Notes to editors

About Trustmarque’s Microsoft partnership

For over 35 years we have successfully delivered Microsoft solutions in the NHS, Public Sector and Commercial businesses across the UK.

Our solutions and services have Microsoft technology at their core, and we work closely with Microsoft to ensure our customers get the solutions they need to meet their challenges and improve their processes, customer relationships, and users’ experience.

As a partner to Microsoft UK, we share Microsoft’s global vision to empower every person and every organisation on the planet to achieve more. Together, Microsoft and its partners can and do have a powerful impact. Trustmarque will therefore strive to, wherever possible:

  • Ensure we are an ambassador of Microsoft UK’s Digital Skills Program.
  • Ensure we are promoting apprenticeships.
  • Ensure we are building AI in a responsible and ethical way, consistent with AI design.

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