Auckland, 26 June 2018 – Microsoft integrator UCLogiq has achieved Microsoft Gold Partner status for Communications.

UCLogiq principal consultant Scott Maynard said Gold Partner status strengthened UCLogiq’s relationship with Microsoft and further validated the company’s capabilities to deliver Microsoft cloud and hybrid solutions to customers.

“We’ve worked extremely hard to achieve Gold Partner status,” he said. “And we’re proud to be one of the few local technology providers to hold this certification. More than demonstrating our commitment to the market, Gold Partner status proves that we have the technical capabilities, the team, and the vision to help our clients prosper.”

Providers must satisfy a number of requirements to attain Gold Partner status, including a specified number of Microsoft-certified employees, customer references, and completed Office 365 projects.

UCLogiq’s focus on consulting, integration, hosting and support services to the growing number of businesses using Office 365, Teams, and Skype for Business has been instrumental to their success and recognition within Microsoft circles.

The company has completed Skype for Business work for blue chip clients including Fonterra, Queensland Alumina, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, and NZ Post.

Late last year unified communications (UC) specialist Pyrios acquired a 30 per cent stake in UCLogiq as part of an alliance offering Microsoft Skype for Business services to clients on both sides of the Tasman.

At the time, Pyrios chief executive officer Robyn O’Reilly said the alliance would further build Pyrios’ skills in Microsoft services and integration to support the growing number of businesses using Microsoft Skype for Business as their principal communications platform.

O’Reilly said Gold Partner status was a boost to the strategic alliance between the two providers. “The achievement reinforces our excellent joint credentials and capabilities in delivering Microsoft services and integration,” she said.