September 21, 2021

Trustmarque awarded Microsoft Advanced Specialisation for Teamwork Deployment

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Trustmarque awarded Microsoft Advanced Specialisation for Teamwork Deployment

We at Trustmarque are thrilled to announce that Microsoft has awarded us an additional Advanced Specialisation for Teamwork Deployment.

Adding to our current Advanced Specialisations of Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) and Windows and SQL Server Migration, this new achievement demonstrates our experience in helping customers deploy Microsoft Cloud solutions.

What is Teamwork Deployment?

According to Microsoft, Teamwork Deployment services offer a critical opportunity for partners to ensure customers achieve business value from Microsoft Teams, SharePoint Online, Exchange Online, and Yammer, which can increase customer lifetime value for partners.

“This advanced specialisation helps to differentiate partners in the marketplace, making it easier for customers to identify the best match for their needs. This added advantage can help partners grow their Teams deployment services practice and build more meaningful connections with customers.”

Dan Truax, Global Partner Solutions at Microsoft

What does this mean for Trustmarque customers?

Chris Lim, Strategic Practice Director for Microsoft at Trustmarque says “We are delighted that our Microsoft Teams expertise has been recognised with the award of the Teamwork Deployment Advanced Specialisation. This provides both Microsoft and our customers the highest form of confidence in our capability to deploy Microsoft Teams, with significant customer references and validation required as part of achieving this specialisation.”

“Advanced specialisations help customers find the most capable partners in the Microsoft ecosystem, and can have confidence they are going to have the best support for their business projects.”

Chris Lim, Strategic Practice Director for Microsoft at Trustmarque

Our Microsoft Teams’ success stories

As a leading Microsoft partner, we’re ideally placed to support with your Microsoft Teams or wider Microsoft 365 adoption. Our Microsoft Certified technical experts can provide your organisation with direct remote assistance to discuss your requirements. We’re also one of a select number of Microsoft FastTrack Ready Partners, a funded programme designed to shorten the adoption of Microsoft 365 for eligible customers.

We’ve rounded up some of our most successful Teams projects below:

How Foundation Home Loans is using Microsoft Teams

We delivered a rapid deployment of Teams that allowed Foundation Home Loans to embrace remote working for project collaboration, using functionality like screen sharing. Since our project, colleagues are also connecting with one another via Teams Chat and telephony.

We were able to demonstrate our substantial experience in Teams and the wider Microsoft 365 stack having migrated many organisations including our own to Microsoft’s flagship productivity suite.

Chris Lomas, Director of IT at Foundation Home Loans commented that the solution was a milestone for the organisation. He said: “Teams has really helped to connect departments, in a way never imagined. Teams has also been instrumental in communicating with brokers and key partners and is really easy to use. This has revolutionised the way we do business and we won’t be going back to the ways of working we had before. This has proven the ability to work remotely for all staff, not just the IT teams.”

How we kept the wheels of democracy turning

As a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, this particular council in Northeast England was unable to run its usual face-to-face council meetings and needed a way to connect its 30 councilors, responsible for key democratic decision making in the borough. They needed a fast solution to discuss important matters surrounding the pandemic and other pressing issues.

Trustmarque quickly helped to establish a tight-knit project team led by one of our expert consultants in Microsoft 365 and Teams. Working closely alongside the council, our Consultant held an extensive review of the council meeting protocol and how to bring this to a Microsoft Teams setting, as well as how it could help council members engage proactively.

During the project, the client, a Council Leader in North East England, remarked: “To pick up complex democratic processes and move them online, is not something we had any experience of. However, Trustmarque was able to work with us to define what the process should look like, what technical support would be needed. They clearly highlighted the benefits of 1:1 training Vs group training and furthermore, they were instrumental in delivering that training. It was a complete end-to-end approach.”

Get more out of Microsoft 365

As a Microsoft Gold Partner, we have a host of Modern Workplace services and solutions that can help you get the most from Microsoft 365 including Teams. We can help you:

-Deploy and adopt Office 365 with funding from Microsoft through our FastTrack Ready Service
-Gain total visibility, control, and manage costs with Prism+ for Office 365
-Bring together and enhance your Cyber Security posture with our funded Microsoft Security Workshops

Contact your Trustmarque account manager or get in touch and find out how we can assist you to make the most of your Microsoft investments.

Written by Julia Bluckert, Content and Communications Manager at Trustmarque