Microsoft Ireland Partner of the Year Awards 2012

Dear Partners,

We are delighted to launch the 2012 Microsoft Ireland Partner of the Year Awards. Below are the award categories and criteria. The Irish Partner Award Winners will be announced at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) taking place in Toronto Canada from July 8th to July 12th 2012. Following this announcement the Irish partner Award Winners will be included in all Microsoft Ireland Partner communications (Partner newsletter, Partner Blog and Partner Twitter), customer newsletters and Microsoft social Media outlets. If you have any questions relating to the awards please leave a comment on this blog and we will reply to you as soon as possible.

The Microsoft Ireland Partner of the Year Awards for 2012 & Award Criteria:

1. Microsoft Ireland Partner of The Year 2012

  • Proven Performance Across Enterprise and SMB
  • Forecast Accuracy (PSX Usage and SIP Registration)
  • Top Revenue Attainment in terms of Influenced and Transacted Revenue (as reported through Managed Partner Reporting Tool)
  • Gold Certifications Earned/Retained in FY2011
  • Partner Of The Year Submission (Entered on Corp WPC Website, reviewed by PLT)

2. Microsoft Ireland Client Business Group Partner Of The Year

  • Windows 7 and Office 2010 Deployment tracked in PSX and SIP
  • Desktop and Application Virtualisation
  • Windows 7 Influenced Revenue in EPG and SMSP CA (Positive Impact on EA New and EA Renewal Accounts through dedicated Go To Market on Desktop Optimisation With Office)

3. Microsoft Ireland Application Platform Partner Of The Year (New for 2012)

  • Windows SQL Server Enterprise Edition Influenced Revenue and impact on Scorecard across EPG and SMSP CA

4. Microsoft Ireland Server & Tools Business Group Partner Of The Year 

  • Windows System Centre Influenced and Transacted Revenue
  • # of Hyper V Deployments across EPG and SMSP
  • # of VM Ware Competes “won” in FY2012

5. Microsoft Ireland Information Worker Partner Of The Year

  • Value of Windows Sharepoint Enterprise, Internet or FAST Influenced and Transacted Revenue

6. Microsoft Ireland Voice and Unified Communications Partner Of The Year 2012 (New for 2012)

  • # of Lync Voice Wins in 2012, including case studies

7. Microsoft Ireland Dynamics Business Group Partner Of The Year 2012

  • Value of Dynamics New License Revenue (ERP and/or CRM) influenced or transacted in FY2012

8. Microsoft Ireland Cloud Partner Of The Year (New for 2012)

  • # Of Wins (individual and combined) for Azure, CRM Online, O365 and Intune

9. Microsoft Ireland Partner Sales Professional Of The Year 2012

  • Nominated by PAM’s, voted by PLT based on submissions

10. Microsoft Ireland Partner Excellence in Customer Service Award 2012

  • Based on Customer feedback from EPG and SMSP Corporate Account Managers, voted by Irish Partner Team

11. Microsoft Ireland Small Business Partner of the Year Award 2012

  • # of Cloud wins <25 seats across Office365, Windows Intune and / or CRMOnline
  • # of Small Business Server Essentials 2011 wins

The Microsoft Ireland Partner Team.

Comments (2)

  1. Hi Andrew – thanks for the comment. Each Irish Partner Award has specific criteria around it that must be met. Details of the criteria are outlined in bullet points under each of the awards above. At the end of June a Microsoft Panel will choose the award winners based on the above criteria. I hope that answers your question.

    Please feel free to ask any further questions – happy to help.

    Many thanks – Aoibheann.

  2. Andrew Healy says:


    What is the qualification process, criteria around awards ?



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