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Announcing the Microsoft Entra Partner Excellence Recognition for 2022!
Secure everything. Limit nothing. Be fearless.
Our partners have consistently helped our customers move forward in their Zero Trust, and their digital identity transformation journeys and have helped us shape the product through actionable insights. We are grateful to our partners for the impact they have on Microsoft Entra and Microsoft Security.
The Microsoft Entra Partner Excellence Recognition acknowledges outstanding achievements and innovations from across our global and diverse partner ecosystem. This impressive group of partners and individuals demonstrate amazing agility and creativity in building upon Microsoft Entra, especially in line with Microsoft Security and our mojo of #BeFearless. All these partners share the goal of exceeding customer expectations by bringing centralized and decentralized Identity and Security to life in meaningful ways.
We want to thank all Microsoft Partners and want to recognize 30 partner organizations and 3 individuals based on their contributions that have led to customer success, product improvements, and overall impact in their categories.
Regional Systems Integrator
This is a recognition for regional system integrators that have accelerated customer deployment, driven programmatic customer initiatives, provided engineering feedback. These partners have developed innovative solutions or services leveraging Microsoft Entra Platform that have helped customers efforts to mitigate cybersecurity threats or accelerate their digital identity transformation journeys.
- Ascent Solutions—Microsoft Entra Partner Excellence Recognition
Global Systems Integrator
This is a recognition for Global Systems Integrators who lead with Microsoft Entra from Advisory to deployment to providing managed services. These partners are outstanding leaders in accelerating customers’ efforts to architect, modernize, migrate, mitigate, and manage Cloud Identity with Microsoft Entra. They have developed IP-based services that leverage Microsoft Entra and have consistently provided product feedback.
- PwC—Microsoft Entra Partner Excellence Recognition
Transformation and Consolidation
This category recognizes partners that have helped customers drive the value of Microsoft Entra by migrating and consolidating from other IAM platforms, #domorewithless. This category also recognizes the efforts, scale, and automation for migration in addition to customer outreach, market disruption, and case studies.
- Patriot Consulting—Microsoft Entra Partner Excellence Recognition
Entra Permissions Management
This is a recognition for partners that have helped customers drive the value of Microsoft Entra Permissions Management (EPM) from its early stages of incubation, they have built a practice on EPM, and are driving customer momentum and wins.
Modernization and Migration
This category recognizes partners that have helped customers modernize and secure their infrastructure by driving ADFS to Azure AD migrations. It is also a recognition of their efforts to drive scale and build customer momentum through proactive campaigns. These partners have shared invaluable product feedback to help us innovate.
- Transparity Solutions Limited—Microsoft Entra Partner Excellence Recognition
This is a recognition for partners that have helped customers realize the value of Identity Governance with Microsoft Entra and have helped customers get to a least-privileged state. They've accelerated the built solution connectors, invested in creating IP-based services, customer outreach campaigns, and case studies. These partners have also proactively participated in private previews, helping us shape our product direction.
- Invoke LLC—Microsoft Entra Partner Excellence Recognition
This category recognizes partners that have helped customers drive the value of Azure AD B2B and B2C (External Identities) helping customers successfully drive their digital identity and business transformation initiatives. These partners have built their external identities practices, independently driven customer scale, contributed to product success and case studies.
- Avanade—Microsoft Entra Partner Excellence Recognition
This is a recognition for partners that have helped us from incubation to driving customer wins and case studies pivoting on remote student, customer, employee onboarding, access to high value apps and resources, and account recovery. We want to thank these partners for helping us jointly shape the product and roadmap.
- Condatis—Microsoft Entra Partner Excellence Recognition
Federal & SLG (US)
This category recognizes US-based partners that have accelerated the Executive Order 14028 (Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity) adoption for US Federal and SLG customers with Microsoft Entra and helped us innovate through product feedback.
- Oxford Computer Group—Microsoft Entra Partner Excellence Recognition
Small and Medium Business (SMB)
This category recognizes partners who innovate, and drive scale while keeping Small and Medium Business customers secure. This dedicated set of partners have contributed to increased usage and adoption rates for Microsoft Entra, participated in Engineering feedback. It’s a recognition for the partners that showcase leadership, customer adoption and market momentum in this customer segment.
- Blue Ocean IT—Microsoft Entra Partner Excellence Recognition
The Trailblazer is a recognition to individuals who have been an outstanding example as a mentor or leader who helped "blaze a trail" for building out a cybersecurity practice with Microsoft Entra. These high performing individuals are committed to improving the Identity and Security practices of their organizations and the ecosystem.
- Joyce Adams, Director – Business Development, Cybersecurity, AT&T Business—Microsoft Entra Partner Excellence Recognition
- Katie Boswell, Director – Cyber Security Services, KPMG US
- Nichole J. Koopman, Managing Director – Cyber Security Practice, EY
A big congratulations to all our partners and individuals who have been recognized for demonstrating exceptional expertise, dedication to our customers, and care for our world through the last few years of change and for leading with helping their customers #BeFearless!
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