Worksighted is excited to announce that we have achieved Gold Partner status with Microsoft for the 7th straight year. Worksighted continues to invest in Microsoft solutions and remains one of the only local IT management and support providers in West Michigan with a Gold competency (information via pinpoint).
To earn a Microsoft competency, partners must successfully complete exams (resulting in Microsoft Certified Professionals) to prove their level of technology expertise and, for gold competencies, designate these certified professionals uniquely to one Microsoft competency, ensuring a certain level of staffing capacity. Partners must also submit customer references that demonstrate successful projects and pass technology and/or sales assessments. For gold competencies, partners must also implement a yearly customer satisfaction study and, for many competencies, meet a revenue commitment.
Mike Harris, VP of Information Systems and founder, stated, “The vast majority of our customers are relying on Microsoft products to run their critical business functions. As their IT partner we are committed to maintaining the highest level of training and certification with Microsoft.”
“By achieving a portfolio of competencies, partners demonstrate deep expertise and consistent capability on the latest Microsoft technology,” said Jon Roskill, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp. “These partners show true commitment to meeting customer technology needs today and into the future.”
All 28 Microsoft technology competencies differentiate a partner’s specific technology capabilities, helping customers find qualified solution providers with expertise in discrete areas quickly and easily.
Our current competencies include:
- Gold Midmarket Solution Provider
- Silver Server Competency
Gold Midmarket Solution Provider: Attaining the Midmarket Solution Provider competency demonstrates partner expertise in the most current infrastructure solutions based on Microsoft desktop, business-management and server technologies. Equipped with exclusive training, the latest software and support, partners are able to implement solutions to meet midmarket customers’ unique business challenges and infrastructure needs.
Silver Server Platform: The Microsoft Server Platform competency demonstrates partner expertise in architecting, deploying and supporting the Windows Server operating system, infrastructure and applications. From Active Directory and Terminal Services to Hyper-V and High-Availability Clustering, partners that invest in this competency are ready to meet the demands of customers looking to get the most value and efficiency out of their datacenters.