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2023 Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards nominations opening February 8th!




Nominations are opening on February 8th, so get ready!!!


The Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards acknowledge outstanding achievements and innovations from our global and diverse partner ecosystem. We are excited to recognize Microsoft partners with a variety of awards designed to showcase solutions delivering customer success, that are built on Microsoft cloud and platforms, and encourage partners of all types, geographies, and scale to submit nominations for a Partner of the Year Award.   


These awards celebrate partner achievements, cloud technologies, entrepreneurial spirit, and highlight the tremendous work done by partners in various industries and in driving social impact. The Country/Region Partner of the Year Awards recognize partner successes in over 100 countries/regions around the world.    

Our partner ecosystem provides value to customers by delivering innovative solutions and services to businesses and local economies around the world, and it’s critical that those solutions and services are built to deliver meaningful outcomes for customers and to create inclusive economic opportunity. We believe technology should be a force for global good and we’re intentional about recognizing partner organizations and technology that is inclusive, trusted, and that enables a more sustainable and equitable future, empowering every person and organization to achieve more.    


For the 2023 awards, given the launch timing of the Microsoft Cloud Partner Program, this is a transition year and we have made some adjustments to eligibility criteria – please see the guidelines introduction section for additional details. 


New awards in 2023


We are thrilled to announce we have added two new awards this year.

  • The FastTrack Ready Award recognizes partner excellence in assisting claimed customers to realize value through delivery of the FastTrack Benefit for Microsoft 365. As a member of the FastTrack Ready Partner Community, the winner will exemplify the traits of a FastTrack Ready program partner, from how they engage with Microsoft, to how they execute service delivery with customers and integrate the FastTrack Benefit into their customer go-to-market approach.  
  • The GSI Growth Champion Award for Microsoft GSI or advisory partners who have demonstrated significant growth across multiple solution areas, solution plays, industries and or regions. With a strong focus on cloud migration and modernization, the Growth Champion is a recognized leader in identifying the right Microsoft Cloud solutions and successfully driving digital transformation, at scale, for our joint customers.  

Read more about these two awards and download the official 2023 awards guidelines here, aka.ms/POTYA_Guidelines.


Question? Go to aka.ms/POTYA to find additional updated resources and information or send an email to potyasup@microsoft.com