IN PICTURES: 2015 Microsoft Australia Partner Awards (+21 photos)

The achievements of Microsoft’s Australian partners over the past year have been recognised through a number of prestigious awards announced at the 2015 Microsoft Australia Partner Conference (APC) on the Gold Coast. The Microsoft Australia Partner Awards showcased partners delivering innovative solutions and services to customers, with many embracing Microsoft’s Cloud solutions. Awards were presented in 17 categories. The winners were chosen from more than 170 nominations. With more than 11,000 partners in Australia it was a competitive field. Photos by ARN Editor, ALLAN SWANN.

  • The 2015 MAPA winners

  • Readify seemed to win everything they touched: Australia Country Partner of the Year 2015, Excellence in Customer Lifecycle Management, Excellence in Industry and Platform Innovation, and the Technology for Social Impact Award.

  • Excellence in Managed Services Award: XCentral

  • Excellence in Learning Award: SSW

  • Excellence in Cloud Productivity Award: Kloud

  • Microsoft Australia MD and ARN Hall of Famer, Pip Marlow, with global CVP Phil Sorgen

  • Excellence in Wholesale Distribution Award: Ingram Micro

  • MC Adam Spencer

  • Excellence in Volume Licensing Award: Data#3 Limited

  • Excellence in Marketing Award: UXC Eclipse

  • Excellence in Business Insights and Data Award: Velrada

  • Microsoft Australia MD and ARN Hall of Famer Pip Marlow

  • Some warm up exercises

  • Excellence in Small and Mid-market Cloud Solutions Award: Ozbizweb Group

  • Avanade won both the Excellence in Cloud Platform Award, and the Excellence in Cloud Customer Relationship Management Award.

  • Emerging Partner Award: Insync Technology

  • Microsoft Australia director of partner business development, Phil Goldie

  • Ignia won the Excellence in Mobility and Devices Award, and Excellence in Industry and Platform Innovation Award.

  • Excellence in Industry and Platform Innovation Award: CloudFirst

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