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Partner 2 Partner Connections

Thank you to the entire Australian partner community who are responding to customers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of our partners need more people whilst others may have under utilised staff. 
This forum is a connection point for partners to connect and share resources available. Please note any commercial arrangement must be driven by your organisations directly. Microsoft does not own, control, verify, pay for, endorse or otherwise assume any liability for any arrangement and cannot be held responsible.
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Thanks to the MS Chanel Partner team for creating this forum.

My name is Joe and I am from Platinum Technology (www.platinumtechnology.com.au). Our organisation is focused on azure and m365 cloud migrations. We have plenty of work on and plenty of in-house capability.

We assist other partners all the time with their implementations. Please reach out at any time.

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Hi, we are located in Malaga Western Australia, MSP and assist with O365/M365, Some Azure and general related. Obviously in the current situation assisting with remote office solutions.

Feel free to contact us with enquiry on sharing workload, if you require specific solution or with any enquiry.


Cheers Ian - Baintek IT Solutions



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Hi All,


I’m Ben and I have recently taken the reigns as GM of Lynkz, which is a software development organisation that specialises in AI and Machine Learning. (www.lynkz.com.au) We’ve developed a range of solutions on .NET for some of Australia’s largest companies, integrated complex systems together and solved business problems where an out of the box solution couldn’t deliver.


We also have a specific Camera / Vision AI business called SMT Camera (www.smtcamera.com). This allows us to process a video or CCTV stream of information and run our AI / ML algorithm across it to provide amazing results to our customers. Some of the Use Cases we have developed include


  • Traffic Management - Queuing, Identification, Registration Checks, Intersection Planning.
  • Animal Management – Facial Recognition, Volume Counting, Health / Behavioural Management, Movement Tracking
  • Food Production – Assess and report on the quality, colour, size, orientation and layout of several food items
  • Site Management – Monitoring and Tracking of Vehicles or staff entering and leaving premises
  • Temperature Management – Monitoring and Assessing of temperature across various items
  • Building / Personal Security – People Counting, facial recognition, movement tracking


We partner extensively and currently have resources available across Australia if you need a developer to cut some code or a custom AI solution built..


Thanks for setting this up (Michelle and Team) and hopefully we can all come out of this stronger at the end.


Ben Creamer

Lynkz General Manager 

E: Ben.Creamer@Lynkz.com.au

PH: 0424 914 741

HO: Level 1, 6 Allison Street,

        Bowen Hills, Brisbane, Australia


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This is a smart P2P initiative given the times we live in. Thank you!


Rackspace is a Gold Azure Expert MSP, focused on Azure migrations and cost optimisation.

Happy to help anyone with a need in this area.


Additionally, if any partner out there has Modern Workplace (O365) capacity, reach out to us.



Darryl D’Costa (Darryl.dcosta@rackspace.com)

Rackspace (https://www.rackspace.com/en-au)

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Hey Daryl, MS O365 MWP is one of our 3 Core GTM along with Azure  plus Dynamics 365 Cloud (all portolfio - F&O, BC, GP, CRM/CE)


MWP - we have capacity. shall we discuss. my details below. 


Peter Brakatselos
Business Development Manager – Modern Workplace (O365) Innovation &  Cloud Infrastructure (Azure) Solutions

A Level 16 124 Walker Street, North Sydney, NSW 2060
E:   peter.brakatselos@pa.com.au  |  M +61 411 688 658  |  T +61 2 9466 8755   |  W www.pa.com.au

PA Response Statement relating to the Coronavirus / COVID-19 



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Dear Microsoft team and Partner community,


Greetings from the illuminance Solutions team, Perth Western Australia.


I hope that all of you are well and keeping safe.


illuminance Solutions is a purpose and value driven organisation and Microsoft Tech for Social Impact Partner specialised in the NFP sector where we strive to do our bit to not only survive in these difficult circumstances, but to continue to improve the lives of many using Microsoft technologies.


Most of our clients are from the non-profit sector, and the NFP sector is amongst those being hit the hardest as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, and they are struggling. The initial reaction is to tighten their spend and holding off on signing new work. This is naturally affecting many, including us.


The team at illuminance is a dedicated and professional team with several Microsoft certifications and a wide array of expertise. They are all on desk with capacity to take on projects.


e.g: Dynamic 365 CE, Business Central, PowerApps, Sharepoint, Azure, Teams, Secuirty, CRM. 


We would appreciate any of the partner organisations in this community that have some work or need resources for their projects to come forward and engage our talent.


Please reach out to us and visit our website www.illuminancesolutions.com.au


My contact details are below along with a brief company overview.


Best Regards,

Nilesh Makwana

Chief Executive Officer, Illuminance Solutions


0 861 027 284  |  +61 469 317 830

Perth – Adelaide – Melbourne - Sydney
HQ: The Sky Garden Commercial Building,
Level 5 239 Adelaide Terrace
, Perth Western Australia  6000 




Microsoft Global Award winner, 2019 Partner of the Year, Tech For Social Impact category winner. We are illuminance Solutions, a Microsoft Partner based in Perth and we are committed to driving social value, inclusion and accessibility for NFPs and the private and public sectors through modern workplace transformation solutions and services.


We are a Tech for Social Impact ICT advisory and consultancy that delivers tailored business solutions supported by Microsoft technology to enhance business processes, productivity and the bottom line, and with a strong track record of service delivery across a range of industries, including NFP organisations, mining, finance and investment, and government agencies we have been recognised as an expert in Microsoft technology.


By embracing the Microsoft platform as the sole solution, we keep delivering on our mission to help brands solve complex business challenges, and we leverage Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Applications, Power Platform, and the Cloud-Azure Stack to drive intelligent business value.


We differentiate ourselves with in-depth technical knowledge and expertise, as well as understanding the needs of each and every customer, and with innovation in our DNA that fits perfectly with our Digital Transformation approach, we continue to deliver our mission to “change lives through innovation and transform organisations with Microsoft technology.”

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Keeping  your clients safe


Well done Microsoft team for taking the lead on this.


Global fears about the spread of the COVID-19 virus and a lack of clarity about how to prevent it have made the topic irresistible for cybercriminals.


In light of this, we’ve compiled Guides, Infographic and E-books to help educate your clients. 


Guide: 5 Types of Email Scams Exploiting COVID-19

Guide: 4 Mind Games Cybercriminals Play

E-book: Cybercrime Is Multi-Layered. Your Email Security Should Be Too

Infographic: 18 Cyber-Attacks That Shook The Web


MailGuard is an email security specialist, operating since 2001 and Gold MS Partner. We are seeing a spike in COVID-19 email threats, and with teams working remotely businesses have never been more vulnerable. Please remain vigilant and encourage clients to do the same.


Stay safe, and if you or your team need support, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.



Craig McDonald, CEO & Founder (craig@mailguard.com.au)
MailGuard (www.mailguard.com.au)

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Dear all


I would be interested in providing our services to any MSPs or ICT Consultancies and their clients as we have capacity. 


I operate CyberGuru, where I provide ICT solutions including consulting, design, support and training to small businesses and not-for-profit organisations.


We recently published our first information guide on "Making the most of technology during the COVID-19 crisis", which has been well received by both our clients as well as contacts on our social media.


I'm happy to discuss possible any collaborations or opportunities and be of service by working as a joint collaboration or white label, please feel free to contact me if I can be of assistance.


Best regards





Chris Jeffery B.Bus. (HR Mgmt), B.Info.Sys., MCP, MACS (Snr) CP

Chief Guru



Consulting – Design – Support – Training


p: 0488 80 GURU (4878) | w: www.cyberguru.com.au | e: chris@cyberguru.com.au

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Hi Guys. Graham Hill from Metisc.  We do Dynamics 365 CRM/Wiise/Business Central/Finance and SCM, .NET/Powerapps, Teams.

Great idea Microsoft.  I've reached out to some of our MSP partners already and said if we can help them in any way (generally higher level advice, Teams etc, but some of my team are still quite technical even though we do Dynamics). If you are getting smashed we are mostly based in Western Australia, and happy to help out if you need us.

Graham Hill, Managing Director, Metisc

0418 448 228/ 1300 792 700


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Hi Folks, Ben Watson from Velrada here.


We have a national presence with ~150 FTE, Velrada has been in operation for over 10 years and has a focus on; Advisory, Data & AI, Modern Workplace, Business Apps (F&O, BC, CRM / Sales & Marketing, Field Services, PSA, Talent, etc).


If you need some additional assistance, don't hesitate to reach out and we can see how we can add value together.


Kind regards,

Ben Watson

M: 0423 125 073

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Hi Darryl,


I am from Blue Connections which is located in Victoria. We are a Microsoft Tier 1 CSP Gold Partner and we have a Microsoft & Cloud Services Practice and we deal with lot of Modern Desktop deployments, Office 365 Migrations and Power Platforms.

We do have a capacity to take more projects and will be happy to work with your Modern Workplace requirements.


Feel free to send me an email if you need any more details and we can discuss on how to take this further.


Sandesh Patil

Practice manager - Microsoft & Cloud Services