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Tips for Working With a Microsoft Partner

Working with a Microsoft PartnerMost businesses already use Microsoft software somewhere in their organization, but many have never worked with a Microsoft Partner. There is so much more that a business can do with this connection, as you will see in this guide to working with a Microsoft Partner.

Microsoft partners start off as many of the IT services that you may have worked with in the past. These are people who live with technology every day until they know everything there possibly is to know about it. Once they have been in business for at least five years, and can pass a rigorous screening process, they can earn the right to be Microsoft Partners. An elite type IT service, if you will.

Working with a partner means that you can rely on them when it comes to making purchasing decisions. Since they are trained on all of the various software choices that Microsoft offers, you can work with them to determine the best choice for your needs.

Support for your Microsoft products will improve as well. Most issues can be resolved by a competent tech, but some thornier issues may take contacting Microsoft directly for clarification. When this happens, you will be thankful you are working with your new Microsoft partner. They have priority access to Microsoft support, so they will be able to get you up and running again quicker than your old support team.

Of course, many companies use software that is not made by Microsoft. While a Microsoft Partner is indeed well versed in Microsoft products, chances are it is not the only software they are experts in. The standards required to obtain this rating will tell you about their level of experience, and you can then safely put all of your IT needs into their hands.

Working with a Microsoft Partner can bring additional value to your business with better solutions and reduced downtimes. To talk more about this, or anything else, please Contact Us.