As we get closer to Microsoft Inspire in Las Vegas, Nevada, July 15-19, I am excited to announce the 2018 Microsoft Partner of the Year Award winners and finalists. These annual awards recognize Microsoft partners who demonstrate excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology. I was amazed by all of the outstanding submissions we received. The incredible achievements of our winners arnd finalists are another reminder of the strength of our partner ecosystem.
All of the 2018 Microsoft Partner of the Year Award winners and finalists represent the best and most forward-thinking innovators coming out of our partner community. These companies are bringing cutting-edge solutions to complex business challenges and providing digital transformation opportunities for their customers.
For this year’s awards, we received more than 2,600 nominations from 115 countries, across 39 different categories. The awards recognize achievement by solution area, industry, and other important areas such as social impact, learning, and compete. There are also more than 100 Country Partner of the Year Awards that recognize partner achievements around the globe.
With so many strong nominations, it’s an extremely difficult task to select the winners and finalists. I want to thank all partners who took the time and effort to submit a nomination, and I hope you all will participate in next year’s awards program as well.
Congratulations to all of the 2018 Microsoft Partner of the Year Award winners and finalists. I’m excited to recognize you and celebrate your success at Microsoft Inspire next month. And I look forward to seeing all the innovative solutions all Microsoft partners will be bringing to market in the coming year to help drive the success of our shared customers.