Microsoft Inspire takes place on July 14th-18th in Las Vegas, Nevada

Microsoft Inspire is an event where Microsoft partners such as Version 1 meet to connect, collaborate and celebrate as one community. With thousands of partners from over 130 countries, attendees are guaranteed to find inspiration from shared experiences and insights. As a highly accredited Gold Microsoft Partner, Version 1 will be keeping a close eye on all the upcoming trends and announcements that can help accelerate our customers’ businesses over the coming year.

Last year’s Microsoft Inspire event gave attendees an in-depth view into topics such as Cloud Transformation, AI and DevOps, and this year’s event is promising Microsoft partners insider access to topics that drive real business growth. Version 1 is keen to see what is in store in terms of trends and technologies that can make a real difference to our customers’ businesses.

Ahead of Microsoft Inspire 2019, Version 1 would like to share our most significant milestones of 2019 to date with you:

1. DAE Capital Enables ‘Cloud First’ Strategy by Migrating Oracle Workloads to Microsoft Azure With Version 1 

Version 1 is delighted to announce our latest Customer Success Story with DAE Capital, a top-tier aircraft lessor that serves hundreds of customers across 55 countries and has 140 employees across six office locations globally.

Discover how Version 1 migrated all of DAE Capital’s Oracle workloads to Azure quickly, safely and successfully in the following video:

We chose Version 1 as a partner for our Cloud Transformation journey because we have a 10 year plus relationship with Version 1. They are our development partner and Oracle partner and the skills and capabilities that they offer are second to none. When you embark on a Cloud Transformation journey, these capabilities and skills are critical to the success of the program. Fiona Taaffe, CIO, DAE Capital

2. Our Most Significant Customer Trends

The Corenotes for this year’s Inspire event will provide us with a look at the past years’ successes and will then look to the future of creating digital experiences for customers, and understanding how technology is creating both challenges and opportunities globally. The executive speakers from Microsoft will include:

  • Satya Nadella – CEO
  • Brad Smith – President
  • Judson Althoff – Executive VP, Worldwide Commercial Business
  • Gavriella Schuster – Corporate VP, One Commercial Partner

Version 1 is happy to see that there will be a plethora of sessions around Digital Transformations, Application Modernisation, Data Estate Modernisation, Data & AI (Predictive Analytics), Machine Learning and IOT as we would view these as the most significant trends amongst our customers over the past year, and they only show signs of gaining more traction over the next year. Learn more about our customers’ utilising Azure in the following Customer Success Stories:

At the Microsoft Inspire event next week, we are looking forward to learning more about Microsoft’s predictions for the future, from future tech-trends to industry trends. We will be looking at where the biggest opportunities are for our enterprise customers in terms of achieving business value, cost efficiencies, etc. Following the event, Version 1 will be sharing insights into future roadmaps for Microsoft Azure and Microsoft applications.

3. Version 1 Announced as Finalist in the Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards 2019

Last month, Version 1 was announced as a finalist for the 2019 Microsoft Partner of the Year Data Estate Modernisation Award.

The Data Estate Modernization Partner of the Year Award recognises partners that deliver outstanding solutions based on the Microsoft Data Platform. Finalists have empowered a customer with a solution that takes advantage of the leading capabilities of Microsoft data platform across on-premise and Azure for mission critical applications with a focus on high availability, performance or high scale or hybrid applications leveraging SQL Server and/or a set of Azure Data services.

Version 1 was honoured to be placed among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology.

4. Gold DevOps Certification

Last, but certainly not least, Version 1 is delighted to announce that we have gained our Gold DevOps Competency. Microsoft’s DevOps Gold Competency displays an ongoing commitment and understanding of the DevOps frameworks as they relate to Microsoft products. All Microsoft DevOps partners can assist in streamlining DevOps deployment in your application lifecycle. However, those gold competencies have displayed DevOps knowledge, recognized through a series of rigorous examinations. DevOps is a combination of people, tools, and processes that help businesses breed collaboration and agility into their software development lifecycle. Microsoft offers a broad range of products that help facilitate this process.

Version 1 earning a Gold Competency in Microsoft DevOps demonstrates that our business understands both the tools and the processes necessary to help our enterprise customers and public sector organisations grow into a robust, mature DevOps framework via the utilisation of Microsoft’s toolkit.

Stay tuned for more updates from Version 1 from Microsoft Inspire next week! 

About Version 1

Version 1 is a market-leader in the arena of Digital Transformation specialising in Enterprise Cloud, Data Estate Modernisation and Application Modernisation. With over 20 years application experience, major public sector organisations and enterprises across the UK and Ireland partner with Version 1 to transform, migrate, run and optimise mission-critical applications in the Cloud and on-premise. With broad and deep expertise across the Microsoft stack, Version 1 can look beyond specific requirements to underlying customer issues and identify integrated solutions that leverage the entire technology stack.

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