Partner Overview - Microsoft

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 end-to-end, and are therefore able to deliver exceptional solutions to your environment built upon Microsoft’s outstanding technology stack.

Solutions with Microsoft


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.

End User Computing & Mobility

Microsoft has always been a forerunner in the world of End User Computing & 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.

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.


Softcat provide a range of services to help organisations provision and manage their Microsoft products within an existing infrastructure.

Whatever your need, Softcat are on hand to to act as an extension of your IT team to help you deliver the IT service your organisation needs.

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.


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.

Products & Campaigns

IT Priorities with Microsoft