Datasharp gain Microsoft Authorized Partners Status
By Zoe Thomason | 09/03/17 | News
Datasharp, Cornwall’s leading independent provider of business technology solutions, is delighted to announce that they have been recognised as Microsoft Authorized Education Partners (AEP).
The AEP program is designed to train participating resellers on Microsoft’s Academic licensing, and replaces the old AER program. Their AEP status authorizes Datasharp to purchase and resell Microsoft Academic licenses, and demonstrate to potential customers that they are approved and knowledgeable academic partners.
“By becoming AEPs, partners show themselves to be committed and trained in providing discounted Microsoft academic products to the education market,” said Anthony Salcito, vice president of Education for Microsoft Corp.’s Worldwide Public Sector. “This authorization, along with our other education partner initiatives, gives our partners recognition of their areas of expertise and our academic customers the confidence that they are buying from academic IT specialists.”
Jane Cockcroft, MD at Datasharp, added; “This Microsoft AEP authorization once again shows our customers in the education sector that we are committed to providing excellence in our knowledge, solutions and service.”
The Microsoft AEP Program is designed to authorize and equip organizations that deliver academic products and services through the Microsoft platform with the training, resources and support they need to provide their customers with superior experiences and outcomes. To earn a Microsoft AEP authorization, partners must complete a test to prove their level of academic licensing and market expertise.