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With Microsoft Inspire on the horizon, it is my pleasure to announce the winners and finalists of the Microsoft 2017 Partner of the Year Awards. Our annual awards recognize top partners demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology.

This year, partners were recognized in 34 global award categories, including cloud apps, IoT, learning, public sector, philanthropy, and many others. These award winners and finalists are driving some of the most exciting changes in the industry, and making a difference in their communities.

Selecting from so many great examples of customer success, expertise, and innovation was not an easy task. More than 2,800 nominations were made from 115 countries, and each partner shared amazing and transformative stories based on their commitment to customers, their solution’s impact on the market, and exemplary use of Microsoft technologies.

These award winners and finalists represent achievements and excellence in innovation that can be found throughout our partner ecosystem. They also exemplify the extraordinary power of Microsoft partners to enable customers to drive their businesses forward through technology and to maximize business opportunities.

Congratulations to all the 2017 Partner of the Year Award winners and finalists. It’s an honor to recognize and celebrate the innovative work our partners are doing to enable digital transformation and to solve critical challenges for customers around the world. We look forward to celebrating with you at Microsoft Inspire in July.

To learn more, check out the 2017 Partner of the Year Award winners and finalists here: https://partner.microsoft.com/inspire/awards/