Knowledge Vault achieves Microsoft gold application development competency

Jan 28, 2015 12:12:04 PM

Knowledge Vault today announced it has attained a Gold Application Development competency, demonstrating a “best-in-class” ability and commitment to meet Microsoft Corp. customers¹ evolving needs in today¹s dynamic business environment and distinguishing itself within the top 1 percent of Microsoft¹s partner ecosystem.

To earn a Microsoft gold competency, partners must successfully complete exams (resulting in Microsoft Certified Professionals) to prove their level of technology expertise, and then designate these certified professionals uniquely to one Microsoft competency, ensuring a certain level of staffing capacity. They also must submit customer references that demonstrate successful projects (along with implementing a yearly customer satisfaction study), meet a revenue commitment (for most gold competencies), and pass technology and/or sales assessments.

Empowering Microsoft partners to manage their client environments through a single online service, Knowledge Vault provides comprehensive discovery, auditing, reporting and management as an advanced and cost-effective solution that enables cloud administrators and IT managers to obtain valuable information about all aspects of their cloud-based content and sharing technologies. The Knowledge Vault platform gives IT administrators the visibility and control they need over Microsoft Office 365 tools to:

• Automate compliance reviews for Office 365 by enabling fine-grained auditing and reporting across all sensitive configuration changes and activities
• Tighten security with proactive insight into permission and other security related changes and activities
• Detect data breaches or misuse by examining login behaviors, uncovering suspect activities including non-owner access, or detecting inappropriate system changes
• Reduce complexity and cost using comprehensive management actions
• Optimize usage of services and license management
• Oversee Microsoft Office 365 migrations
• Provide business owners the information they need to optimize decision making and ensure project success

“As a member of the Microsoft Partner Network, Knowledge Vault values this Microsoft Gold Application Development competency, as it represents our commitment to providing our cloud services provider and channel customers with the best cloud-based service possible,” said Christian Ehrenthal, CEO and co-founder, Knowledge Vault. “We strive to remain on the leading edge of technology and are grateful for this acknowledgement of our team¹s hard work.”

“By achieving a gold competency, partners have demonstrated the highest, most consistent capability and commitment to the latest Microsoft technology,” said Phil Sorgen, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp. “These partners have a deep expertise that puts them in the top one percent of our partner ecosystem, and their proficiency will help customers drive innovative solutions on the latest Microsoft technology.”

Earning the Application Development competency helps partners differentiate themselves as a trusted expert to their customers through development and deployment of commercial or custom applications built using core Microsoft technologies like Windows Server and Windows 8 operating systems, the Windows Azure platform, Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 development system, Microsoft BizTalk Server and emerging cloud-based and web business models. By gaining access to a comprehensive set of benefits through the Application Development competency, partners can acquire new customers and help them be more productive and profitable through deployment of business applications, advanced web portals or rich client user interfaces that run on premises or in the cloud.

The Microsoft Partner Network helps partners strengthen their capabilities to showcase leadership in the marketplace on the latest technology, to better serve customers and, with 640,000 Microsoft partners in their ecosystem, to easily connect with one of the most active, diverse networks in the world.

Topics: Knowledge Vault