It has been another fantastic year for Microsoft and our partners. We're getting to that time of year where we are encouraged to celebrate our achievements, our partnerships, and our ability to achieve more. Today, it is with great honor that I recognize and congratulate the United States Country Partner of the Year, Neudesic, and the United States winners and finalists of the 2017 MPN Partner of the Year Awards.
Our award winners demonstrate what it means to be successful within the Microsoft partner community. Most importantly, they're customer focused, and show how that mindset can put them above and beyond their competitors, all while striving to help customers achieve more and meet their digital transformation goals.
This year's US Country Partner of the Year, Neudesic, embodies the pillars of digital transformation. These pillars are the cornerstone of how Neudesic continues to identify opportunities with customers. For instance, as companies face new customer demands of being always on, digital, accessible, ubiquitous, and have intelligent systems that learn and personalize interactions, Neudesic continues to partner with Microsoft as the platform to deliver digital solutions for today's complex business challenges. As part of this partnership, Neudesic helped Allrecipes.com use Microsoft Azure as a bridge to growth, whereby they can acquire new brands while providing the brand experience to serve the needs of the next generation of their customers. As Neudesic continues to help customers transform in this services-based economy, their commitment to Microsoft gives them many options to help customers navigate new business challenges.
Today, I want to say thank you to all the partners that participated in this year's awards, and to the individuals who took the time and effort to write, revise, and submit the nominations of your company’s accomplishments.
Please join me in welcoming and congratulating the United States winners and finalists noted below. I look forward to recognizing and celebrating you all at Microsoft Inspire in July.