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Top 6 Benefits to Working With a Microsoft Partner

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Microsoft is not only a household name, but it is firmly established in almost every industry across the world. It dominates the development, manufacture, licensing, support, and sale of software, electronics, personal computers, and related services. Microsoft has also formed many vendor partnerships with other companies to create a robust Microsoft Partner Network. When you hire a Managed Services Provider, ensure that it is also a Microsoft Partner so you receive expert support.

Microsoft acknowledges partners who prioritize certain competencies by awarding them with different partner types - Silver or Gold level Partner status. To achieve a Silver Partner status, a business typically has to have 1 or 2 individuals who have demonstrated technical skills through a formal partner certification process. To achieve a Gold Partner status, a business has to meet specific performance thresholds, participate in additional company training, and have twice as many certified experts as a Silver Partner would for the same Competency. With these partner requirements in place, you will not only get excellent tech support for your business but also enjoy Microsoft Certified IT Experts.

Benefits of Your IT Provider Also Being a Microsoft Partner 

Microsoft reported a 13% revenue increase to $38.0 billion in the final quarter of 2020. This increase was primarily driven by its cloud services. Also, 62% of small businesses (SMBs) expect that Microsoft Partners will provide technical guidance for their cloud migration and update.

Choosing a Managed Services Provider that’s also a Microsoft Silver or Gold Partner means that your company benefits from:

1. Expert Assistance From Microsoft Partners

All Microsoft Silver or Gold Partners have Microsoft Certified IT Experts who will provide the most innovative and trusted technologies to support your business operations.

A Microsoft Partner will not only assist you to implement the latest hardware and software, but will also offer mobile solutions, cloud capabilities, and Microsoft’s extensive suite of online apps and services

With the right Managed Services Provider, you will also access comprehensive customer support in IT staffing, cybersecurity, and tech strategy

2. Strategic Advisory Services

Microsoft-certified Managed Services Providers offer much more than IT services. A Microsoft Partner becomes acquainted with your business and ensures that your IT capabilities align with your long-term strategic goals for greater profitability and growth while providing expert support.

3. Microsoft Partners Offer Quality Services

Microsoft conducts rigorous assessments to ensure that its Microsoft Partners can provide exceptional services. Choosing a Managed Services Provider within the Microsoft Partner Network will give you the best IT services to make your company more agile and competitive

4. Affordable Access

A Microsoft Partner provides high-quality customized services at competitive costs that are often less than the in-house alternative. Furthermore, it’s ideal to have a partner that’s also an excellent Managed Services Provider.

5. On-Demand Support From Experienced Microsoft Experts

You will not lose valuable time and resources waiting for your IT issues to be resolved and for your valuable business processes to resume. Having an expert Microsoft Partner on board ensures that you have easy access to tech support when you need it

6. Remain Current With Partner Requirements

Microsoft ensures that all Partners are given special access to training, product-specific information, and overall strategies that can readily apply to your business. When your Managed Services Provider is also a Microsoft Partner, your company will be at the forefront of the latest innovations. This frees you to focus on core operations to drive your company’s growth.

Net Friends: A Microsoft Gold Partner

Net Friends is not merely a part of the Microsoft Partner Network; we are designated as a Microsoft Gold Partner or a best-in-class service provider.

We have Microsoft Certified IT Experts in key areas such as:

  • Small and Mid-market Cloud Solutions
  • Cloud Productivity
  • Cloud Platform
  • Application Integration
  • Datacenter

A few of our skills and capabilities include:

  • Azure
  • Azure Security and Operation Management
  • Azure Stack
  • Cloud Migration
  • Enterprise Mobility and Security
  • High-Performance Computing
  • Office 365
  • Operational Support
  • Power BI
  • Project Management
  • Risk Assessment
  • Security Consulting
  • Serverless Computing
  • SIEM
  • SQL
  • SQL Server Upgrade
  • Visio
  • Windows

Gold Standard IT Support That You Deserve

There are clear benefits to having a combined Managed Services Provider and Microsoft Partner. Net Friends offers an affordable monthly fee that gives you access to exceptional IT support and Microsoft Certified IT Experts as a Microsoft Gold Partner. Contact us today and let’s ensure that your company leverages all your products and services for greater productivity and a larger market share.

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