10 Major Microsoft Announcements At Inspire 2018
Kyle Alspach and Gina Narcisi
Azure Expert MSP
To help partners stand out even more from the pack, Microsoft is introducing a brand-new program for partners that have demonstrated the highest degree of capabilities and skills when it comes to delivering consistent managed services on Azure, Schuster said.
The Azure Expert Managed Service Provider program, which began as a pilot program at the beginning of the year, now includes a group of Azure MSPs that have been carefully vetted by Microsoft. The program requires multiple customer references and includes a rigorous two-day audit by a third party which must be repeated every year, so that these partners are more than ready to help customers with their cloud migrations and projects, according to Corey Sanders, corporate vice president of Azure.
Today, there are already more than 30 Azure Expert MSP partners, including New Signature, Capgemini, Infosys and Tata.