Back in February we kicked off the nominations process for the 2010 Partner of the Year awards across numerous categories, as I had mentioned in my, “Submit your nominations for WPC 2010 awards today,” post here on the blog.  Well, this morning I am happy to tell you that we have announced the 2010 Partner of the Year Award winners and finalists in the various categories so the wait is now over!  Let me offer my congratulations to all of our winners and finalists on their outstanding submissions in this year’s contest and let me also offer a huge “Thank you” to all of the partners that submitted entries into all of the categories from all around the world!  There were many, many, many amazing stories shared from so many partners about the solution implementations and successes you have all been having in helping your clients get the most out of their technology.

Here are the winners and finalists for the 2010 Partner of the Year Awards:

Business Intelligence Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Slalom Consulting, United States
  • Finalist: GrupoMas, Costa Rica
  • Finalist: 21C, United Kingdom

Citizenship Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Computación Olidata, Chile
  • Finalist: CTTC, Pakistan
  • Finalist: Training Camp, United States

Communications Sector Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Tribold, United Kingdom
  • Finalist: CUBECORE Co. Ltd., Korea
  • Finalist: Techpath LLC, United States

Core Infrastructure Solutions, Desktop Partner of the Year

  • Winner: CMS Consulting Inc., Canada
  • Finalist: Dimension Data, United Kingdom
  • Finalist: ATEA, Denmark

Core Infrastructure Solutions, Identity and Security Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Certified Security Solutions Inc., United States
  • Finalist: Oxford Computer Group, United Kingdom
  • Finalist: Edgile Inc., United States

Core Infrastructure Solutions, Server Platform Partner of the Year

  • Winner: ALAN Company, Russia
  • Finalist: Ensynch, United States
  • Finalist: NetApp, United States

Core Infrastructure Solutions, Systems Management Partner of the Year

  • Winner: CDW Corporation, United States
  • Finalist: Dimension Data, Australia
  • Finalist: Veeam Software, United States

Core Infrastructure Solutions, Virtualization Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Avanade UK Ltd., United Kingdom
  • Finalist: CDW Corporation, United States
  • Finalist: NetApp, United States

Custom Development Solutions, Application Infrastructure Development Partner of the Year

  • Winner: daenet, Germany
  • Finalist: Solidsoft Ltd., United Kingdom
  • Finalist: Bennett Adelson, United States

Custom Development Solutions, Smart Client Development Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Asseco South Eastern Europe, Serbia
  • Finalist: Agito, Slovenia
  • Finalist: Avanade Inc., United States

Custom Development Solutions, Web Development Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Macaw, Netherlands
  • Finalist: Codify, United Kingdom
  • Finalist: Infusion, United States

Data Management Solutions Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Mareigua, Colombia
  • Finalist: Otsuka Corp., Japan
  • Finalist: EXECPLAN, Brazil

Distribution Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Express Data New Zealand Ltd., New Zealand
  • Finalist: Tech Data GmbH & Co. OHG, Germany
  • Finalist: D&H Distributing Co., United States

Enterprise Partners of the Year

  • Winner: Accenture and Avanade, United States
  • Winner: Capgemini Group (Capgemini & Sogeti), United States
  • Winner: Hewlett-Packard, United States

Hosting Solutions Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Outsourcery®, United Kingdom
  • Finalist: Fasthosts Internet Ltd., United Kingdom
  • Finalist: Fpweb.net, United States

Information Worker Solutions, Collaboration Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Slalom Consulting, United States
  • Finalist: Neudesic LLC, United States
  • Finalist: PTC, United States

Information Worker Solutions, Communications and Collaboration Solution Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Avanade Inc., United States
  • Finalist: Preferred One Stop Technologies Ltd., United Kingdom
  • Finalist: Aspect, United States

Information Worker Solutions, Enterprise Content Management Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Content and Code, United Kingdom
  • Finalist: Concept Interactive Inc., Canada
  • Finalist: KnowledgeLake, United States

Information Worker Solutions, Enterprise Project Management Partner of the Year

  • Winner: UMT Consulting Group, United States
  • Finalist: AccTech Systems Pty Ltd., South Africa
  • Finalist: Pcubed, United States

Information Worker Solutions, Office Business Application Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Diamante Spa, Italy
  • Finalist: Oconics Pty Ltd., Australia
  • Finalist: Invensys Skelta, India

Information Worker Solutions, Search Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Hitachi Consulting, United States
  • Finalist: IT-Dev sp. z o.o, Poland
  • Finalist: B-S-S Business Software Solutions GmbH, Germany

Information Worker Solutions, Visio Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Global 360 Inc., United States
  • Finalist: ProModel, United States
  • Finalist: Visibility.biz, United States

ISV/Software Solutions Innovation Partner of the Year

  • Winner: 1E, United Kingdom
  • Finalist: Omnivex Corp., Canada
  • Finalist: AtHoc, United States

ISV/Software Solutions Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Jack Henry & Associates, United States
  • Finalist: MyBiz.net, Malaysia
  • Finalist: NewsGator® Technologies Inc., United States

Large Account Reseller Partner of the Year

  • Winner: CDW Corp., United States
  • Finalist: Brasoftware Informática, Brazil
  • Finalist: SoftwareONE, United States

Learning Solutions Impact Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Academy of Networking Lanit & Microinform, Russia
  • Finalist: Educacion y Tecnologias de Informacion, Colombia
  • Finalist: Torque IT Computer Training, South Africa

Learning Solutions Innovative Partner of the Year

  • Winner: I.T. Intellect Training Solutions, South Africa
  • Finalist: QA Ltd., United Kingdom

Licensing Solutions, License Delivery Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Bytes Software Services, United Kingdom
  • Finalist: SoftwareOne Comércio e Serviços de Informática Ltda, Brazil
  • Finalist: Dell Inc., United States

Microsoft Dynamics Distribution Partner of the Year

  • Winner: HSO Nederland B.V., Netherlands
  • Finalist: AND Project, Russia
  • Finalist: Qurius, Spain

Microsoft Dynamics Financial Services Partner of the Year

  • Winner: VeriPark, Turkey
  • Finalist: Computer Solutions & Software International Inc., United States
  • Finalist: Travi@ta, Belgium

Microsoft Dynamics Manufacturing Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Fullscope, United States
  • Finalist: eBECS, United Kingdom
  • Finalist: mcaConnect LLC, United States

Microsoft Dynamics Professional Services Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Client Profiles, United States
  • Finalist: proMX GmbH, Germany
  • Finalist: Computer Generated Solutions Inc., United States

Microsoft Dynamics Public Sector Partner of the Year

  • Winner: CIBER UK, United Kingdom
  • Finalist: CSG Ltd, Australia
  • Finalist: INFOMA® Software Consulting GmbH, Germany

Microsoft Dynamics Retail Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Junction Solutions, United States
  • Finalist: K3 Business Technology Group, United Kingdom
  • Finalist: Ignify, United States

Microsoft Dynamics AX Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Eclipse Computing Pty Ltd., Australia
  • Finalist: Fullscope, United States
  • Finalist: I.B.I.S. Inc., United States

Microsoft Dynamics CRM Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Avanade Inc., United States
  • Finalist: Customer Effective Inc., United States
  • Finalist: Columbus IT Partner AS, Norway

Microsoft Dynamics GP Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Rock Solid Technologies Inc., Puerto Rico
  • Finalist: InterDyn, United States
  • Finalist: Rose Business Solutions Inc., United States

Microsoft Dynamics NAV Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Anglia Business Solutions, United Kingdom
  • Finalist: Qurius UK Ltd., United Kingdom
  • Finalist: Pleasant Valley Business Solutions, United States

Microsoft Dynamics Point of Sale Partner of the Year

  • Winner: New West Technologies Inc., United States
  • Finalist: MS POS GmbH, Germany
  • Finalist: Positive Technology.com, United States

Microsoft Dynamics SL Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Queue Associates Inc., United States
  • Finalist: Gonzalez Cortina Glender Y CIA, Mexico
  • Finalist: Synergy Business Solutions Inc, United States

Microsoft Global ISV Cloud Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Cumulux, United States
  • Finalist: Fullarmor Corp., United States
  • Finalist: Intuit Inc, United States

Microsoft Global ISV Consumer Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Intuit Inc., United States
  • Finalist: CEWE COLOR AG & Co. OHG., Germany

Microsoft Global ISV Industry Partner of the Year

  • Winner: PTC, United States
  • Finalist: Temenos, United Kingdom
  • Finalist: OSISoft Inc., United States

Microsoft Global ISV Infrastructure Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Citrix Systems, Inc., United States
  • Finalist: Commvault Systems Inc., United States
  • Finalist: NetApp, United States

Microsoft Global ISV Line of Business Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Kronos, United States
  • Finalist: OSISoft Inc., United States
  • Finalist: TXT e-solutions, Italy

Mobility Solutions Business Application Partner of the Year

  • Winner: CWR Mobility BV, Netherlands
  • Finalist: CDC, Ltd., Russia
  • Finalist: Blink Systems, Brazil

Mobility Solutions Consumer Application Partner of the Year

  • Winner: SPB Software, Russia
  • Finalist: Soti Inc., Canada
  • Finalist: Kabel Sistemas de Informacion, Spain

Mobility Solutions Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Soti Inc., Canada
  • Finalist: CDC, Ltd., Russia
  • Finalist: PocketMobile AB, Sweden

Notes Transition Partner of the Year

  • Winner: CASAHL Technology Inc., United States
  • Finalist: Binary Tree Inc., United States
  • Finalist: Quest Software Inc., United States

OEM Hardware Solutions, Device Manufacturing Partner of the Year

  • Winner: YukYung Technologies, Ltd., Korea
  • Finalist: Plantronics, United States
  • Finalist: Jabra, United States

OEM Hardware Solutions, System Building Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Casper Bilgisayar Sistemleri A.S., Turkey
  • Finalist: ARLT Computer Produkte GmbH, Germany
  • Finalist: Micro-Star International Co. Ltd., Taiwan

Online Services Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Wortell, Netherlands
  • Finalist: Kyoritsu Computer & Communication Co. Ltd, Japan
  • Finalist: Clearway Technology Partners, United States

Public Sector, Education Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Gestar Tecnologia para Educação, Brazil
  • Finalist: K12 Enterprise, United States
  • Finalist: Agilix Labs Inc., United States

Public Sector, Government Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Infusion, United States
  • Finalist: Jaythom Pty Ltd, Australia
  • Finalist: Axcentro GmbH, Germany

Public Sector, Health Partner of the Year

  • Winner: System C, United Kingdom
  • Finalist: Eurodata Systems, United Kingdom
  • Finalist: gloStream, United States

Public Sector, Public Safety & National Security Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Geodan, Netherlands
  • Finalist: MIGESA, Mexico
  • Finalist: E-Sponder LLC, United States

Small Business Specialist Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Harbor Computer Services, United States
  • Finalist: Quadrasystems.net, India
  • Finalist: NCI Technologies, United Kingdom

SOA and Business Process Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Expertime, France
  • Finalist: QLogitek, Canada
  • Finalist: Xterprise Inc., United States

Software Asset Management Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Concorde Solutions Ltd., United Kingdom
  • Finalist: Softwaremanagement.org, Germany
  • Finalist: Business Connexion, South Africa

Software-plus-Services Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Avalara Inc., United States
  • Finalist: Infusion, United States
  • Finalist: Neudesic LLC, United States

Unified Communications Solutions, Instant Messaging/Presence/Conferencing/Voice Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Enabling Technologies Corp., United States
  • Finalist: Ensyst Pty Ltd., Australia
  • Finalist: Eurodata Systems, United Kingdom

Unified Communications Solutions, Messaging Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Janalent, United States
  • Finalist: EMC Corporation, United States
  • Finalist: Enabling Technologies Corp., United States

Windows Azure Platform Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Lokad, France
  • Finalist: Active Web Solutions Ltd., United Kingdom
  • Finalist: Cumulux, United States

I am proud to say that I personally know and have had the opportunity to work with several of the winners and finalists from this year (including presenting with one at WPC this year!) and I look forward to meeting and seeing those I haven’t at #WPC10.  You can see the full list of categories and descriptions HERE for all of the 2010 Partner of the Year Awards.  In addition to the 2010 Partner of the Year Awards, this year Microsoft introduced the Microsoft Country Partner of the Year category for the first time.  You will be able to see the full list of winners of this award HERE on the Digital WPC site shortly.

Congratulations again to all of the winners, finalists, and nominees for your outstanding contributions and successes in helping your clients get and make the most with their Microsoft technology!

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