Our partners have and remain an integral part of our business and as we head into our new year, a key focus for our teams across Canada will be continuing to invest in you, and build our partner ecosystem. Microsoft Inspire is the premier opportunity for partners to gain an insider’s view into Microsoft’s vision for the future, to build real-time strategies and capabilities to set you up for success in the year ahead. Together, we can deliver the best solutions for our customers, across Canada and increasingly, around the world!

The IMPACT Awards is always a key highlight of the week, marking the beginning of Microsoft Inspire – and we are excited to announce this year’s 2017 IMPACT Award winners, announced last night during the Canadian Regional Keynote! These annual awards recognize our partners for their exceptional work and partnership. The annual award event, now in its 14th year, recognizes and celebrates outstanding achievements within Microsoft’s community of partners who are committed in the pursuit of quality, innovation and digital growth within Canada.

This year’s IMPACT award winners showcased their success and continued to be representative of a broad ecosystem of partners, building and delivering innovative solutions for organizations of all sizes, built on Microsoft technology. The accomplishments of this year’s winners should be viewed as examples of excellence for every Microsoft partner.



Enterprise Partner of the Year Award Long View Systems
Public Sector Award A Hundred Answers, MNP
SMB Partner of the Year Award Sherweb
Enterprise Cloud Productivity Award DevFacto Technologies
Enterprise Cloud Platform Innovation Award Softlanding Solutions Inc.
SMB Cloud Productivity Innovation Award Synnex
SMB Cloud Platform Innovation Award Clubrunner
Data and Advanced Analytics Award Sierra Systems
Innovation in Dynamics ERP Award Eclipse, A DXC Technology Company
Citizenship and Community Award BDO Canada LLP
ISV Cloud Innovation Award Commvault
IoT Innovation Award LixarIT
CRM Partner of the Year Award Hitachi Solutions Canada
Winning Together Award Hitachi Solutions Canada/XRM Vision
Digital Transformation Innovation Award Mediavalet
Modern Marketing Innovation Award Websan
Windows 10 Innovation Award Softchoice



As we are all part of a transformative and innovative cloud-first landscape in Canada, these award categories and winners are a direct reflection of the commitment, and innovation within the ecosystem, and the power and potential of partnerships in delivering exceptional industry leadership and performance.

We encourage you to take a minute and congratulate these winners for their exceptional work!

As we now jump right into Microsoft Inspire, for those not joining us in DC, I’d encourage you to tune into the Vision Keynotes each morning, being streamed live here.

To all of our winners, and finalists, thank you for your partnership – I look forward to announcing the 2018 award categories soon!


Yours truly,


Jason Brommet
Microsoft Canada