PowerON has become one of only a few firms in the world to join Microsoft’s Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) Elite Partner Team.
The York-headquartered IT automation specialist will now assist the world’s largest software maker in developing both new and existing products.
The invitation only team of partners consists of just 70 companies globally and PowerON is only the sixth UK based firm to join the exclusive, handpicked programme.
PowerON will now participate in Microsoft-hosted face to face events and regular conference calls covering everything from product releases and deep dives through to engineering updates.
It will also have access to technical content and early product announcements via a private Yammer group, as well as engaging in private previews, early product testing and contributing to an Intune UserVoice group.
Microsoft EMS is an integrated set of tools that enable businesses of all shapes and sizes to administer, manage and secure all types of devices including smartphones, tablets, and laptops, in a single system.
Stewart McLaughlan, PowerON’s EMS Mobility Consultant, said: “This means we’ll be completely up to date with Microsoft’s latest software developments, as well as helping to shape their future, which will further enhance the levels of service, knowledge, expertise and opportunities that we can offer our customers.”
Microsoft revealed PowerON was invited onto the programme in recognition of it earnestly building its EMS practice and investing deeply in technology to ensure it delivers maximum value to customers.
The software giant also praised PowerON’s desire to continually innovate with the EMS stack and actively provide considered feedback on ways to improve the technology based on practical engagements with customers.