ActionPoint has been a proud Microsoft Partner for over 16 years and we are pleased to share that we have been one of the first partners to be involved in the evolution of the partner programme. What was previously the Microsoft Partner Network, will now become the Microsoft Cloud Partner Program. This restructure will further help us to deliver best-in-class Microsoft solutions to our clients.
We are excited to announce that we are now a Microsoft Solutions Partner in 4 Categories: Infrastructure (Azure), Modern Work, Digital & App Innovation (Azure) and Data & AI (Azure).
Commenting on the announcement Finian Nally, Head of Microsoft Cloud Solutions at ActionPoint, said: “The Solutions Partner designations demonstrates our extensive capability, experience and certification of our team across the breadth of Microsoft 365, Azure and Application Development.
Our teams have worked hard over the last 12 months to ensure we achieved the Solutions Partner status with the launch of the new Microsoft Cloud Partner Program. This status gives our customers confidence in our ability to deliver consistently on a diverse range of cloud technologies.
As a leading Microsoft partner, our aim is to build on this success and continue to grow and showcase our expertise in the market.”
In an announcement from Microsoft on October 3, 2022, it said:
“Today, as a part of our investment in the cloud as a strategic lever for innovation and growth, and as a reflection of our continued commitment to partners, we are announcing that effective October 2022, we are changing the name of our partner program from “Microsoft Partner Network” to the “Microsoft Cloud Partner Program.”
This announcement is about more than a name; this change better reflects the enormous and ongoing transition of business operations to the cloud, and how Microsoft intends to support partners in the future. It aligns our partners’ go-to-market motions with the way customers buy today.
What do the new Solutions Partner designations mean?
Digital & App Innovation
ActionPoint are a proud Solutions Partner for Digital & App Innovation (Azure), helping our customers build, run, and manage applications across multiple clouds, on premises, and at the edge, with the tools and frameworks of our customer’s choice. This capability has seen us deliver game-changing software projects, including FarmOps for Munster Bovine (here) and the Online Passport Renewal System for the Department of Foreign Affairs (here).
As a Solutions Partner for Modern Work, we have enabled our customers to boost their productivity and make the shift to hybrid work by using Microsoft 365. This has allowed our customers to revolutionise the way they work while keeping their data protected and networks secure, as HOLMES O’Malley Sexton LLP (here) learned on their journey to the cloud.
As a Solutions Partner for Infrastructure, we help our customers to accelerate migration of key infrastructure workloads to Microsoft Azure. Clients who have elevated their offering and expanded their businesses tenfold, such as our client IRP Commerce (here) have reaped the benefits of scalability that Azure provides.