Partner Overview – Microsoft

Microsoft is a multinational technology company based in Washington, and is a global leader in the development of software products and revolutionary technologies. Microsoft is most widely known for the Microsoft Office Suite, Windows Operating Systems and Internet Explorer web browser. Its acquisition of Skype and release of Office 365 has seen its reach as a ground-breaker in the collaboration space extend enormously. Microsoft is devoted to empowering users and organisations by offering solutions and products that enhance both the efficiency and ease of our modern way of life.

Why Softcat for Microsoft?

Microsoft is in our DNA. Our commitment to our partnership with them is evident throughout everything that we do. We’ve been a Microsoft partner since the birth of our company in 1993, and Softcat now has more dedicated Microsoft resources than any other partner in the UK. As both a Microsoft Licensing Solutions Provider and Authorised Device Reseller, our 23-strong team of highly skilled professionals know the Microsoft products and services portfolio back to front, and are therefore able to deliver exceptional solutions to your environment built upon Microsoft’s outstanding technology stack.

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Datacentre and Cloud

Whether you're choosing to build your datacentre on-premise, in the cloud or as a hybrid bridging the two, Microsoft provides a complete suite of solutions that help transform your data centre into a strategic asset underpinned by reliable, flexible and scalable infrastructure. Using Microsoft technology you can create a datacentre without boundaries, that unlocks limitless capacity, supports innovation and keeps your information secure.

Softcat has been helping our customers build their data centres using Microsoft technology for years. Today we're able to deliver more exciting solutions than ever as our customers seek to harness the potential of next-generation Microsoft technology in their private cloud and explore the possibilities of Azure to operate truly dynamic IT services. Our Microsoft experts are ready to help chart your course to the most beneficial licensing or consumption model and our first-class consultants and engineers will see your Microsoft technology and services properly integrated into your wider environment so you get the most out of the investment you make.

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End user computing & mobility

End User Computing & Mobility

Microsoft has always been a forerunner in the world of End User Computing and Mobility – originally through device operating systems and Office productivity, but now more recently with innovative collaboration technologies available through Office 365, powerful device management solutions and even category-creating devices like the Surface Tablet.

Using these technologies Softcat helps IT teams enable end users to be productive wherever they are. We help you connect them with the applications, services and content they need, aggregate knowledge across your organisation and control access through smarter device management and robust content security.

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Asset management

IT Asset Management

Microsoft has developed a host of sophisticated tools that enable the inventory, management and security of both physical and software assets across your estate.

Softcat has extensive experience in deploying these technologies on behalf of our customers as well as using them to manage assets as an on-going managed service. With detailed insight into the technology being used and how it interacts with your systems we can help you track devices, manage licensing and better protect your data, all whilst delivering an improved end user experience and saving money.

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Professional services

Professional Services

Softcat has invested significantly in technical expertise aligned to Microsoft solutions and few partners can match the dedicated in-house team of engineers and consultants we have at our disposal.

As such we bring skill and experience to every project, which helps realise value from Microsoft solutions faster and provides all important peace of mind critical projects are in safe hands. Accordingly, our customers can turn to us for technical advice and support on almost anything Microsoft-related and where necessary we can work alongside Microsoft's own Professional Services organisations thanks to the deep links we have forged together over more than two decades.

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Software licensing

Software Licensing

Microsoft is the world's largest software maker by revenue and operates numerous licensing agreements and consumption models to enable customers to use their software.

From the very beginning of our business we have helped customers to navigate a path to the most effective licensing arrangements for their needs, and this heritage and acumen in Microsoft licensing has been recognised by Microsoft on numerous occasions over the years through various award wins. Today, we have more Microsoft Licensing Specialists than any other organisation in the UK.

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Unified Communications

Skype for Business is re-writing the rules for how we communicate and collaborate – transforming the experience across individual user devices to fully immersive office meeting rooms. Now a full Unified Communications platform the rich functionality it offers is challenging legacy solutions for telephony and collaboration.

Softcat has helped many of our customers embrace these new technologies from Microsoft, integrating them on-premise and through the cloud either as part of wider technology roll-out or as discrete projects to introduce new capabilities to workers.

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Partner Awards

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Worldwide SAM Partner of the Year


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