Q Associates achieves multiple Microsoft Gold competencies

November 26, 2020

Q Associates demonstrates Microsoft best-in-class capability in competencies that include Collaboration and Content, Communications, Data Analytics, Data Center, and Windows and Devices.

NEWBURY, BERKSHIRE, England — November 26th, 2020 — Q Associates, a leading independent UK IT solutions and services provider, today announced it has attained Gold Collaboration and Content, Communications, Data Analytics, Data Center, and Windows and Devices competencies, demonstrating a “best-in-class” ability and commitment to meet Microsoft Corp. customers’ evolving needs in today’s mobile-first, cloud-first world and distinguishing itself within Microsoft’s partner ecosystem.

To earn a Microsoft Gold competency, partners must successfully complete exams (resulting in Microsoft Certified Professionals) to prove their level of technology expertise, and then designate these certified professionals uniquely to one Microsoft competency, ensuring a certain level of staffing capacity. They also must submit customer references that demonstrate successful projects, meet a performance (revenue and or consumption/usage) commitment (for most Gold competencies), and pass technology and/or sales assessments.

Q Associates’ expertise in Microsoft technologies complements its data center infrastructure and data management solutions – from design and implementation through to support and management.  Q Associates’ Microsoft Azure cloud, Modern Workplace, Business Applications, and Data Analytics knowledge ensures continued relevance and value to its clients across all sectors as they increasingly rely on Microsoft technologies to deliver critical workloads and collaboration.

“We are delighted to achieve these Microsoft Gold competencies,” said Q Associates Microsoft Business Manager, Adam Freeman. “As an established supplier of specialist IT solutions to clients across the UK and beyond, we plan to accelerate our customers’ success by serving as Microsoft technology advisors for their business demands.”

“By achieving a Gold competency, partners have demonstrated the highest, most consistent capability and commitment to the latest Microsoft technology,” said Gavriella Schuster, Corporate Vice President, One Commercial Partner (OCP) at Microsoft Corp. “These partners have a deep expertise that puts them in the top of our partner ecosystem, and their proficiency will help customers drive innovative solutions.”

Collaboration and Content
The Collaboration and Content competency recognises partners delivering SharePoint solutions that help companies share, collaborate, and improve productivity. .

The Communications competency recognises partners delivering Microsoft Teams solutions.

Data Analytics
The Data Analytics competency recognises partners who demonstrate expertise in specific aspects of Microsoft BI solutions to deliver, deploy, and support BI projects.

Data Center
The Data Center competency recognises partners who are transforming data center solutions through the delivery of Private Cloud, Management and Virtualisation Services.

Windows and Devices 
The Windows and Devices competency recognises partners who demonstrate expertise in Windows 10 technologies across Services, Applications and Devices.

About Q Associates 
Established in 1986 and headquartered in Newbury, Berkshire, with regional offices in London, Manchester, and Newcastle, Q Associates specialises in the design, delivery, and support of IT infrastructure solutions and services to more than 750 clients across the commercial and public sectors in the UK and beyond. Recognised as a leading provider of data center solutions, Q Associates also provides a range of cloud migration and integration services. The company currently holds Gold competencies in:

  • Application Development
  • Application Integration
  • Collaboration and Content
  • Communications
  • Data Analytics
  • Data Center
  • Data Platform
  • Project and Portfolio Management
  • Windows and Devices

To find out more and discover how we can help you select the right Microsoft technology for your organisation, please get in touch at microsoft@qassociates.co.uk, or call us on +44 (0)1635 248181


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Donna Robinson

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