Softline has been honored with the Office 365 Partner of the Year award at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference. This award is yet another badge of success for Softline, recognition of its soaring competency in the field of Microsoft cloud solutions, and our sterling performance in 2013.

Moscow, Russia June 17, 2014 – The Microsoft Partner Award, an international competition between partner IT solutions, is held annually, with those companies from all over the world which cooperate with Microsoft taking part. Year on year, Russian partners submit successful ideas in this competition and receive the highest grades from the international expert committee. This year, the winners of the Microsoft Partner Award were announced on 28th May.
Softline won in the category of Office 365 Partner of the Year among Russian companies.

Softline has twenty years of experience in finding and implementing solutions on the basis of Microsoft technologies that cover almost all fields of Information Technology development. Certified specialists and experts of our company provide the complete spectrum of IT services to all organizations: from licensed software sales to implementation of sophisticated projects powered by Microsoft products.

Our company has participated in Microsoft partner solution competitions many times, and long-standing fruitful cooperation with Microsoft has resulted in a large number of awards.

For instance, on the heels of 2012 FY financial results, Softline won in the Software Asset Management category; in 2013, we were the proud recipients of the Microsoft Russia Country Partner of the Year title for outstanding achievements in the field of client relations and promotion of cutting-edge technological solutions.

Another significant result for our cooperation in 2013 was that Softline became a member of the community of large global partners of Microsoft Corporation in the LSP segment. Due to this achievement, our company has improved its Microsoft solution sales potential for large corporate customers on a worldwide scale, and also enhanced its competencies in the field of Microsoft product and solution promotion.

The latest Softline victory in the Office 365 Partner of the Year category was a result of active promotion of Microsoft cloud solutions and implementation of services and solutions based on them, developed by Softline.

In particular, Microsoft Office 365, a cloud service for organisations of all sizes that combines state-of-the-art collaboration tools and unified communication technologies, was included into Virtual Office, a cloud solution suite targeted at the SMB sector and created by Softline.

Using this cloud package completely or partially relieves the client from maintaining an in-house IT department, decreases software licensing costs and removes the need for purchasing server and software updates, which leads to reduction of maintenance expenditures and minimization of hardware failure risks.

“Softline pays very careful attention to the cloud line of business, and cooperation with Microsoft in the field of cloud solution promotion is an indispensable part of our business strategy. Microsoft Office 365 delivers optimal productivity in the cloud and transforms cutting-edge technologies into an efficient business growth driver.

“We strive to solve the problems of our clients with cloud solutions, and we are confident that acknowledgement of our efforts by Microsoft Corporation will contribute to strengthening the position of our company in the cloud technology for SMB sector”, – Sergei Borovikov, head of the Cloud Solution Department of Softline.

The winners will receive their awards during the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2014, which will take place in Washington D.C., in the middle of July. This major event will be attended by more than 10 thousand partners from all corners of the world: IT solution providers, distributors, resellers, independent developers, etc.