Microsoft Gold Partner
Viking are proud to have maintained our Microsoft Gold Partner status for over 5 years and in doing so we continue to keep a close alliance with Microsoft. This relationship ensures we stay at the forefront in the implementation of innovative Microsoft technologies, meaning our clients benefit directly from the latest Microsoft developments.
Maintaining our Microsoft Gold partner status means that we have demonstrated superior levels of successful implementations, capabilities and certification.
Our partner status allows for in-depth access to a variety of exclusive resources and early product information. Resources include priority access to a support team of Microsoft certified professionals, non-disclosure evaluation of new products and technologies, as well as planning tools and events to keep up to speed on the latest Microsoft product developments and future direction.
To quote Microsoft
“Microsoft Gold Certified Partners are among the most highly qualified support providers in the industry, with each one providing a variety of services for each phase of the enterprise-computing life cycle. Each one has its own standards of quality, education, and multivendor support expertise and is committed to customer satisfaction. In addition, Microsoft Gold Certified Partners must meet stringent Microsoft standards for supporting Microsoft products and technology and must have Microsoft Certified Systems Engineers on staff.”
Microsoft Gold Partner certifications were re-launched in October 2010 into the new Microsoft Partner Network and we are extremely pleased to have quickly become one of the first “new” and elite Microsoft Gold Partners.
The re-launch in effect made it harder for partners to achieve the prestigious ‘Gold’ status and differentiate their skills for the customer market. The new Gold level required a much higher level of investment and greater transparency of proven skills. The achievement of the new Gold status now presents Viking as being part of an elite group of partner organisations and associated individuals that have demonstrated the highest, most consistent capability and commitment.