Softcat is awarded Microsoft Advanced Specialisation for Windows Virtual Desktop

Posted on Thursday, December 10, 2020
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Softcat is proud to announce it has been awarded its first Microsoft Advanced Specialisation for Windows Virtual Desktop and is one of only two companies to have achieved it within the UK.

 Microsoft’s newest advanced specialization has been obtained as a result of Softcat’s experience with implementing Windows Virtual Desktop, including deploying, optimizing, and securing virtual desktop infrastructure on Azure. To earn an advanced specialization in this area, partners with an active gold cloud platform competency must meet specific requirements related to performance and knowledge and pass a third-party audit.

 James Baker, Softcat’s Alliances and Marketing Director, says: “Remote working has never been more relevant than it is now. Earlier this year, many businesses like Softcat transitioned its office based workforce to remote working—all within a matter of days and weeks. This happened globally during 2020 and as a result Windows Virtual Desktop has significantly increased in importance. I am so proud of our Microsoft teams for achieving this accreditation because not only is it a testament to their knowledge and experience in this area but also because of the benefits it can bring our customers.”

 As organisations across the globe continue to rely on remote work, demand for Windows Virtual Desktops has grown exponentially. Windows Virtual Desktop presents a unique opportunity for organisations to support its people as they transition to desktop-as-a-service.

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