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James Page
12 Dec 2022

Capgemini is one of the first Microsoft partners globally to achieve all six of Microsoft’s new Solution Partner designations

Microsoft’s introduction of its six new Solution Partner designations on October 3, 2022 – replacing Microsoft’s outgoing legacy Gold and Silver partner badges – is the latest in a series of ongoing partner-focused improvements from Microsoft.

Spanning six key Microsoft technology demand areas , these new designations have been designed to streamline and simplify partner selection, helping organizations move at speed by selecting proven partners with the breadth and depth of expertise to support their end-to-end transformation needs.

Capgemini is proud to have achieved qualification across the full complement of these new designations and has been awarded the Microsoft Solution Partner – Cloud designation given to partners demonstrating excellence in all six solution areas.

Additionally, Capgemini has a total of 14 Advanced Specializations and Azure Expert MSP status. These credentials are testament to Capgemini’s commitment to attaining the highest possible standards across the entire Microsoft ecosystem so that we can continue to be the dedicated, full-service partner our clients need.

The new Microsoft Solution Partner Program explained

Reference to Gold and Silver Microsoft competencies will be phased out, replaced by the new Solution Partner Program.

Based on holistic and stringent scoring criteria measuring breadth and growth of current skills as well as demonstrable growth in Microsoft products, Microsoft Solution Partner designations allow organizations to identify the most competent partners in each of the six solution areas. These are:

  • Infrastructure (Azure)
  • Data & AI (Azure)
  • Digital & App Innovation (Azure)
  • Modern Work
  • Security
  • Business Applications

Advanced Specializations further validate a partner’s deep technical expertise once Solutions Partner Designation has been achieved. Together, designations and specializations give an organization a clear and true sense of both the breadth and depth of a partner’s capabilities.

In addition to the six designations named above, Capgemini has achieved the following 14  Advanced Specializations:

  • Analytics on Microsoft Azure
  • Data Warehouse Migration to Microsoft Azure
  • AI and Machine Learning in Microsoft Azure
  • Kubernetes on Microsoft Azure
  • Modernization of Web Applications to Microsoft Azure
  • SAP on Microsoft Azure
  • Windows Server and SQL Server Migration to Microsoft Azure
  • DevOps with GitHub on Microsoft Azure
  • Calling for Microsoft Teams
  • Meetings and Meeting Rooms for Microsoft Teams
  • Cloud Security
  • Identity and Access Management
  • Threat Protection
  • Low Code Application Development (PowerApps)

Azure Expert MSP is the highest accreditation an Azure partner can achieve. Attainment of this status requires extensive auditing of a partner’s capability, processing, tooling, security, and sales positioning. Partners are assessed by Microsoft’s global best practice standards and independently audited by a third party, which requires many hundreds of hours of our experts’ time to achieve. This gives our clients the certainty when working with us that their due diligence has already been independently verified against internationally defined standards.

What these accreditations mean for our clients

These accreditations help to give our clients the certainty, assurance, confidence, and trust that is needed as a basic requirement for any technology transformation, and to quickly identify a partner’s credentials in the areas and workloads that matter most to them.

By bringing Capgemini’s breadth and depth of credentials and expertise to clients across the entire Microsoft Cloud, at every stage of their journey, we are able to help organizations to go further, faster, and achieve their important business outcomes.

Bringing the Microsoft platform to life

With over 35,000 certified professionals across all the Microsoft Cloud platforms, our people have made this achievement possible. Their dedication to achieving the highest possible technical certifications brings certainty for our clients as we partner together.

Through Capgemini’s end-to-end Microsoft commitment, we can stitch together innovative business-focused solutions from across the entire Microsoft solution portfolio, and draw on our deep, advanced capability to do this. For our clients to have the proof through these accreditations that we are tried and true across every facet of the Microsoft ecosystem is invaluable to us.

If you would like to know more about Capgemini’s Microsoft certifications or how Microsoft solutions can help your business, please get in touch with Sally Armstrong at

“We are excited that Capgemini has attained all six solution area designations to receive the Solutions Partner for Microsoft Cloud distinction. This highlights Capgemini’s breadth of capabilities across the Microsoft Cloud to deliver innovative solutions and accelerate cloud transformation for their clients.” 

Kelly Rogan, Corporate Vice President of Global System Integrators at Microsoft


James Page

Microsoft Alliance Lead – Australia & New Zealand
James Page leads Microsoft Partner Strategy and Execution across Australia and New Zealand, working with multiple stakeholders to establish market leading partnering impact, building co-selling motions across the key focus sectors.