Announcing the 2017 IMPACT Award categories!

Since 2009, the IMPACT Awards has been one of our most important events of the year – one where we have the opportunity to recognize the incredible work you, our partners, are delivering to and for businesses of all sizes, across Canada!

In 2017, it’s 8th year, we will come together once again at Microsoft Inspire in Washington, to celebrate the incredible work you have, and are doing to empower organizations across Canada to achieve more! As we have in the past, we’ve adapted this year’s categories based both on your feedback, and to reflect the realities in which we’re living, and the customers that we serve each and every day. We’ve also maintained those categories that are fundamental to this ecosystem, and the impact that we can have, in partnering together, while also giving back to the communities in which we work and live.

This year’s award categories are:

Productivity and Business Processes

Intelligent Cloud More Personal Computing


SMB Business Productivity Innovation Award

SMB Cloud Platform Innovation Award

Windows Innovation Award

Citizenship Award: Community, Education and/or Youth

Enterprise Business Productivity Innovation Award

Enterprise Cloud Platform Innovation Award

ISV Innovation Award

Dynamics CRM Innovation Award

Data and Advanced Analytics Innovation Award

Dynamics ERP Innovation Award

IOT Innovation Award

SMB Partner of the Year Award

Enterprise Partner of the Year Award

Public Sector Partner of the Year Award

Digital Transformation Leadership Award

Modern Marketing Innovation Award

Winning Together Award

Visit the IMPACT Awards site to learn more. 

As with previous years, award winners will appear onstage at the Canadian Regional Keynote to be recognized by their peers, and will join an exclusive finalist’s dinner to build and strengthen their relationships with other finalists, and the extended Microsoft team.

Being recognized as an IMPACT Award winner can have an incredible impact on your business: from helping you win new clients to gaining credibility with clients and industry peers. The recognition package provides winners with resources to promote their achievement, including media coverage, an engraved trophy to display to employees and customers, and more! This year, we will also be inviting all winners to also join our Canadian Partner Advisory Council. These partners already exemplify the best in our industry, and we will look to their added expertise to providing strategic direction and feedback.

Start preparing your nominations today! The IMPACT Awards tool opens on February 28th at 12 a.m. and closes on April 12th at 11.59 PST.

We look we look forward to reading some incredible nominations this year – and seeing many of you on stage in Washington on July 9th!


Channel Chief, Microsoft Canada


PS: Stayed tuned for details on the 2017 Worldwide Partner awards, including the Canadian Country Partner of the Year submission process.