How Is an Advanced Specialization Different From a Competency?
A competency measures a partner’s broad technical capability in a Microsoft product or technology. An advanced specialization measures more in-depth capabilities in a specific solution area. Advanced specializations require a partner to first have an active gold competency aligned to the advanced specialization they are interested in earning. Partners must meet the highest standards for service delivery and support. All requirements are verified by Microsoft and/or a third-party by an extensive audit.
To learn more about InCycle's Advanced Specialization, the official announcement is below including a complimentary quote from Microsoft.
New York, NY – August 27, 2020 – InCycle Software (InCycle) today announced it has earned the Modernization of Web Applications in Microsoft Azure advanced specialization, a validation of a solution partner’s deep knowledge, extensive experience and proven expertise in migrating and modernizing production web application workloads, and managing app services in Azure.
Only partners that meet stringent criteria around customer success and cloud capabilities, as well as pass a third-party audit of their web workload deployment and management practices, including their ability to implement Azure App Service, are able to earn the Modernization of Web Applications in Microsoft Azure advanced specialization.
As companies look to modernize their applications and take full advantage of the benefits that cloud computing can deliver, they are looking for a partner with advanced skills to migrate, optimize, and manage their existing web workloads to the cloud.
“As customer demand grows for app modernization and cloud services, InCycle wanted to be in the best position to serve our growing client base,” said Martin Rajotte, President at InCycle. “Our company has always been recognized for its innovation and leadership. The new distinction continues this tradition and further distinguishes InCycle as a top partner in the industry.”
Gavriella Schuster, Corporate Vice President, One Commercial Partner (OCP) at Microsoft Corp. added, “The Modernization of Web Applications in Azure advanced specialization highlights the partners who can be viewed as most capable when it comes to migrating, modernizing, and managing web applications in Microsoft Azure. InCycle clearly demonstrated that they have both the skills and the experience to offer clients a path to start enjoying the benefits of being in the cloud.”
InCycle is uniquely positioned to help customers adopt the cloud and modernize applications. The company offers an array of Accelerators (packaged professional services combined with proprietary IP), allowing customers to leverage proven strategies and modernize apps in record time. Accelerators address four key themes for the modern enterprise: App Modernization, Data & AI, Containers & Kubernetes and Advanced DevOps.