Microsoft Gold Certified Partner
AIS has a valued and long-term partnership with the Microsoft Corporation dating back to 1994 when Microsoft first launched their partner program. Since then, we have focused on growing our technical competencies to complement Microsoft’s technological advancements. As a Microsoft gold certified partner, we are continually aiming to progress the enterprise-level innovations of our customers. Additionally, we are an authorized Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) allowing AIS to directly sell cloud solutions to our customers, including complimentary value-added services as part of using AIS as a Cloud re-seller.
Microsoft Partnership Program: Defining the Levels of Expertise
Microsoft offers some different partnerships to technical service companies of all sizes. The most basic relationship requires only one member of the staff to hold at least two Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) certifications. As businesses seek out higher-level relationships, such as silver and gold partnerships, more certifications are required to validate a company’s expertise. AIS has earned Microsoft Gold competency levels over the years and is currently distinguished for:
- Application Development
- Application Integration
- Collaboration and Content
- Cloud Platform
- Cloud Productivity
AIS: A Microsoft National Solutions Provider (NSP)
In addition to being a Microsoft gold certified partner, AIS is recognized with the distinction of being one of less than 70 Microsoft National Solutions Providers (NSP). This designation demonstrates AIS’ unrivaled commitment to delivering excellence, leveraging the latest of Microsoft’s technology suite. NSP’s are selected annually out of the hundreds of thousands of Microsoft Partners, and AIS is proud to have been in this select group since it formed. AIS has also had the opportunity to be a part of many Microsoft field and headquarter programs. These programs are highly selective and represent the highest level of achievement among partners.
A Leading Microsoft Solutions Provider
Each year Microsoft evaluates our staff, our project history, and our customer references. These come together as the basis for Microsoft’s competency designations. We are proud that over 70% of our staff maintains relevant certifications, validating our knowledge and expertise. Additionally, we are involved with other programs, such the Regional Director Program, P-Sellers Program, MVP Program, and some Partner Advisory Councils and Customer Advisory Boards, cementing our overall commitment to the advancement of technology and solution development. Participating in these programs is a top priority for AIS as we are dedicated to continually staying up to date on new product innovations and technologies. As your Microsoft solutions provider, we will gain a deep understanding of products before they are released and safely provide innovation to our clients.
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