Recognizing excellence in the US Partner Community: 2016 Partner of the Year Award winners


What a year! As we approach WPC 2016 I can reflect on an amazing year as the leader of the Microsoft US Partner Group. It is an honor to recognize and congratulate the United States Country Partner of the Year, Catapult Systems, and the United States winners and finalists of the 2016 MPN Partner of the Year Awards.

Each of these companies represents excellence in the Microsoft partner community, and demonstrates the innovation and dedication to delighting customers that are attributes of the modern Microsoft partner.

This year’s United States Country Partner of the Year, Catapult Systems, embraced the Microsoft bold ambitions and committed to creating solutions that simplify the acquisition, deployment, and consumption of Microsoft Cloud products and technologies. Taking cues from the modern partner profitability framework, and identifying the opportunity to apply their expertise to develop repeatable intellectual property (IP) services offerings, Catapult has transformed their business. Their innovative approach to driving customer employee engagement and usage of Office 365 and SharePoint Online includes partnering with other Microsoft partners, and incorporates products like Active Directory, Power BI, and Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite to make it easier for customers to choose their Microsoft-based solutions and services. Their IP services offerings helped them achieve targets for net new Office 365 seats, Microsoft Azure, and SQL Server.

Thank you to all of the companies that participated in this year’s awards, and to the individuals who dedicated time and effort to writing and submitting the nominations that shared your accomplishments and successes with us. I look forward to what we’ll accomplish together in the coming year as our customers continue their digital transformation journeys.

Please join me in congratulating all of the United States winners and finalists noted below. I look forward to recognizing and celebrating you at WPC in July!


2016 MPN Partner of the Year Awards – United States winners

United States Country Partner of the Year Award: Catapult Systems

Alliance Global Commercial ISV Award: DataStax

Alliance SI Award: Accenture/Avanade

Cloud Customer Relationship Management Award: Sonoma Partners

Communications Award: Modality Systems

Data Platform Award: Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Distributor Award: Ingram Micro

Internet of Things Award: BlueMetal

Microsoft Azure Certified ISV Solution Award: Barracuda

Microsoft Dynamics Industry Award: AEC360 Holdings

Modern Marketing Award: PowerObjects, an HCL Company

Technology for Good Citizenship Award: AvePoint, Inc.

Windows and Devices Deployment Award: CDW


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