Who are i best Microsoft partners of 2021? Drum roll, because the decision has come. Regardless of the winners (found here), it is interesting to look only at the nominations, because there are certainly not obvious names. One above all, for example: Ubuntu.
Microsoft and Ubuntu, by the way
To announce the entry in the final list is the same Canonical, who with a specific official statement explained that he was in the running for the “Microsoft Partner of the Year Award” per “have demonstrated excellence in innovation and implementation of user solutions based on Microsoft technology“. In short: out of 4400 candidates from 100 countries around the world, Microsoft has also chosen Canonical, rewarding its efforts especially from an Azure perspective.
Explain Daniel Bowers, Canonical VP of Cloud Alliances:
By partnering with Microsoft, we have been able to help a growing number of users and organizations who want to migrate to Azure through Ubuntu. Receiving a Microsoft Partner of the Year Award nomination is a wonderful validation of the work we’ve done together to help businesses of all sizes achieve their goals, without compromising on security, support, and workload management efficiency.
Ubuntu among the best partners of the Azure cloud, Canonical thanking Microsoft for the collaboration, Microsoft which validates the work of Canonical in recent months. No, it’s not a heat stroke: the world has really changed and the “Microsoft vs Open Source” clash is no longer what it once was.
The fact remains that seeing Canonical among the best Microsoft partners of the year always has a certain effect, inevitably.