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New-look Partner Awards to celebrate Kiwi tech solutions

Microsoft New Zealand Partner Awards 2018 submissions are open

New Zealand, 11 April 2018 – Entries for the 11th annual Microsoft New Zealand Partner Awards are now open. All Microsoft’s partners are invited to enter, with revitalised categories that are designed to give Kiwi partners, big or small, more opportunities to enter.

The process has been simplified for 2018, reducing the number of categories from 23 to 11. The focus has shifted towards customer-centric solutions, showcasing how partners have empowered customers through the inventive use of Microsoft technology.

The aim is to celebrate innovative partners who are addressing their customers’ needs and digital transformations, all while maintaining strong technical excellence. Categories include Engaging Customers, Cloud for Good, Empowering Employees and Modern Workplace.

Phil Goldie, One Commercial Partner Director Microsoft New Zealand, says, “We’ve listened to our partners and devised a programme we think reflects industry trends, like digital transformation, machine learning and the changing workplace. This new format better celebrates some of the world-leading and uniquely Kiwi innovations developed right here in our own backyard.”

Excellence deserves recognition, and the Microsoft New Zealand Partner Awards are a great way for businesses to share their successes with the world. Winners will now be acknowledged with promotional kits and activities including press templates, customised logos, web banners and inclusion in press releases, and all finalists will be acknowledged at the awards ceremony on June 21, 2018.

Phil Goldie encourages as many partners as possible to enter. “Not only can it distinguish your business from your rivals’ and enhance your credibility, it can open doors by introducing you to potential customers and strengthening existing customer relationships. Inviting them to share their story as part of the submission shows that their success is yours too.”

Better still, the simplified format of the awards makes it easier than ever to enter. More details on the awards and how to enter are available at

The submission period runs until midnight 18th May 2018.

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