Microsoft gave partners the opportunity to unwind in the sun at the Hyatt Regency Resort in Coolum on Queensland's Sunshine Coast last week.
Amongst the lush golf greens of the official Australian PGA course, partners were treated to fire- breathing displays beside the pool, golfing challenges and the musical talents of James Morrison, when they weren't delving into the vendor's latest partnership initiatives.
Alongside the three-day conference, Microsoft held its annual partner awards ceremony, honouring those certified partners with superior skills across a range of product solutions.
Winners included Microsoft worldwide partner recipient Brookstone Technologies as the Business Productivity Solution partner of the year for small business, and Fujitsu Australia as the overall category winner. Kaz Technology Solutions was also recognised as Platform Solution Partner of the Year. Volante picked up two awards, including Partner Solution of the Year. Tech Pacific and Express Data were joint winners of the Microsoft Distributor of the Year Award, as voted by attendees of the conference.
Other award recipients were Axxis Technologies, Scalable Data Systems, Data#3, HPN Solutions, Excom Education, Software Spectrum and Axon Computer Systems.