Core has been a Microsoft Gold Certified partner for over 10 years and have a close working relationship with Microsoft, giving us outstanding access to the teams within Microsoft who develop and support Microsoft technologies.
Core regularly participate in beta programmes for new software and have been launch partners for both SharePoint and Office 365.
In October 2010, Microsoft restructured their partner network programme to help businesses identify the partners most capable of expertly examining their business needs and delivering solutions to provide measurable benefits.
The restructure made it more difficult for partners to achieve the Gold Partner status by breaking the certification into individual Gold competencies. Each competency has a unique set of requirements that identify a partner's skills and experise in that area
Core have achieved Gold Competencies in:
- Portals & Collaboration
The Gold Portals and Collaboration competency can only be achieved by partners who can demonstrate the skills and proven experience in meeting team and organisational collaboration and connectivity needs across intranets, extranets and the internet.
- Content Management
The Gold Content Management competency can only be attained by partners who have proven experience in using Microsoft content management solutions to help customers efficiently and effectively manage their information - and make that information easy to find, share and use.
- Digital Marketing
The Gold Digital Marketing competency can only be attained by partners who can demonstrate prior experience of delivering rich internet solutions on SharePoint 2010 and related technologies and are recognised as being experts in the field.
We are also part of the following Microsoft Partner programmes:
- Cloud Accelerate
Partners with this badge are experts in the design, deployment and customisation of web-based products and services. They've proven themselves masters at providing advanced cloud-computing solutions to help customers reduce IT overhead.
- Small Business Specialist
Partners with this badge have proven expertise in building, customising, deploying and supporting IT solutions for small businesses. They have an intimate understanding of small business processes, infrastructure needs and future growth expenses.