July 12, 2016 – Redlands, California—Esri today announced it has been named a finalist in the 2016 Microsoft Azure Certified ISV Solution Partner of the Year Award. The company was honored among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology.
“Being selected as a finalist for the Microsoft Azure Certified ISV Solution Award is a testament to the extensive, multi-faceted work that Esri and Microsoft invest in year after year” said Dean Angelides Corporate Director of International Alliances and Partners at Esri, “I appreciate this accomplishment that Esri has been recognized for.”
Awards were presented in several categories, with winners chosen from a set of more than 2,500 entrants from 119 countries worldwide. Esri was recognized for providing outstanding solutions and services in 2016 Microsoft Azure Certified ISV Solution Partner of the Year Award.
Esri and Microsoft have been trusted partners for two decades. With a primary focus on customer service and satisfaction, our teams work together to make sure that the Esri ArcGIS platform maximizes Microsoft technology. This means that today ArcGIS customers are leveraging a breadth of Microsoft offerings including Azure, Windows OS, Windows Mobile, SQL Server, SQL Azure, Bing Maps, Microsoft Office, Sharepoint, developer tools and more. Specific to Azure, Esri uses the cloud platform to deliver software as a service (using Azure as PaaS) and also gives customers the option for on-prem, in the cloud or hybrid implementations (using Azure as IaaS).
“We are honored to recognize Esri as this year’s finalist of the 2016 Microsoft Azure Certified ISV SolutionPartner of the Year Award.” said Gavriella Schuster, general manager, Worldwide Partner Group, Microsoft Corp. “Esri is a prime example of the excellent talent we see in our Microsoft partner community to deliver innovative and transformative solutions to our mutual customers.”
The Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards recognize Microsoft partners that have developed and delivered exceptional Microsoft-based solutions during the past year.