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Content+Cloud awarded Microsoft Partner of the Year for Education

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Content+Cloud is delighted to announce that it has been named Microsoft’s Partner of the Year for Education.

For a second consecutive year, Content+Cloud has been named among the very best Microsoft partners.  

Content+Cloud won the award for providing outstanding solutions and services, and demonstrating its excellence in innovation, based on Microsoft technology within the education sector. 

This latest recognition from Microsoft comes after the success of last year’s Customer Experience award. It also follows its achievement earlier in 2023 of the coveted Solutions Partner for Microsoft Cloud status, making Content+Cloud one of only four partners in the UK to do so.   

Geoff Kneen, Content+Cloud CEO, said: “To follow our win last year with another for the Education Partner of the Year in 2023 is phenomenal recognition for our people and our business overall. 

“Education is a sector where technology is transforming the learning experience of millions of people, helping deliver greater educational outcomes for all. It is such an honour to have our work in the education sector recognised in this way.” 

A recognised provider of world-class IT services to the education sector 

Content+Cloud works with a breadth of organisations across the educational sector, from universities to authorities. Its submission for the awards was built around its partnership with the Department for Education, which has been in place for more than five years, driving organisational change and transformation through Azure enhancements and Microsoft 365, helping it deliver on its digital imperative.  

The department’s level of Azure Consumed Revenue, including advanced PaaS and serverless application modernisation, has seen it manage 98% of its data on Azure – the highest in the UK public sector. 

Jack Perschke, Content+Cloud’s Director of Public Sector Development, said: “Our work in education is a true partnership with our clients.   

“In the Department for Education, the Education and Skills Funding Agency, Manchester Metropolitan University and others, we’re lucky to have such dynamic and forward-thinking clients. They work with us to push the envelope of what is possible and are setting the standard across the public sector for cloud adoption and transformation.” 

About Microsoft’s Partner of the Year awards

Microsoft’s Partner of the Year awards recognise partners that have developed and delivered outstanding Microsoft-based applications, services and devices during the past year. Awards are classified in various categories, with honourees chosen from a set of more than 4,200 submitted nominations from more than 100 countries.  

The awards are announced each year ahead of the company’s global partner conference, Microsoft Inspire, which takes place this year on 18-19 July.  

Robert Smith, Content+Cloud Microsoft Alliances Director, said: “We are hugely proud to be named as Microsoft’s Partner of the Year two years running. Being recognised as Microsoft’s Partner of the Year for Education is a huge validation of the great work we do to help enable our clients to succeed and achieve more, particularly in the education space.  

“This award is a testament to the capability and passion of our people and the depth of our service portfolio.” 

Addressing this year’s winners, Nicole Dezen, Chief Partner Officer and Corporate Vice President of Global Partner Solutions at Microsoft, said: “Congratulations to the winners and finalists of the 2023 Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards. 

“The innovative new solutions and services that positively impact customers and enable digital transformation from this year’s winners demonstrate the best of what’s possible with the Microsoft Cloud.” 

Find out more about the awards and Content+Cloud’s recognition 

For more information on the Partner of the Year awards, visit the Microsoft Partner blog – and for the complete list of categories, winner and finalists, visit the Microsoft Partner Network website 

To learn more about Content+Cloud’s work with clients, view its case studies. For more information about the recognition for Content+Cloud’s services, visit its awards and accreditations pages, or read about the company’s Microsoft partnership and what this means for clients. 

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