PEI Cements Top Microsoft Partner Status with Eight Microsoft Gold Competencies

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PEI renews top-level Microsoft certifications in cloud, collaboration, and more.

BOULDER, Colo. - eTradeWire -- PEI, a top-rated Microsoft Consultant, and Managed Service Provider announced today that it had renewed eight gold competencies as part of the Microsoft Partner program. Microsoft's gold-level certifications represent the highest-possible recognition for best-in-class expertise in a specific Microsoft solution area and are awarded only to Microsoft Partners who demonstrate excellence in deploying Microsoft solutions for their customers while meeting rigorous testing requirements.

This renewal marks PEI's 18th year as a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. Since 2003, when PEI first earned the Microsoft Gold Communications certification for their industry-leading work as a Skype for Business launch partner, PEI has developed an expansive and ever-evolving portfolio of Microsoft consulting services across the Infrastructure and Modern Workplace categories.

In 2021, PEI's Microsoft Gold Certifications include:

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In the Infrastructure Category:
  • Gold Cloud Platform
  • Gold Cloud Datacenter
In the Modern Workplace Categories:
  • Gold Cloud Productivity
  • Gold Communications
  • Gold Messaging
  • Gold Collaboration and Content
  • Gold Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions
  • Gold Windows and Devices

As a Microsoft Cloud Partner, PEI works under the Cloud Platform and Cloud Datacenter certifications to deliver modernized infrastructure and cloud application solutions on Microsoft Azure.

The Modern Workplace category includes solutions throughout Microsoft's Office and Windows lines of products. PEI's certifications in this space represent advanced knowledge in delivering innovative solutions with Office 365, Exchange, Microsoft Teams, OneDrive, and Windows 10.

As one of the only partners with so many gold competencies to also hold the Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions certification for best-in-class productivity and security solutions, PEI is proud to demonstrate its commitment to serving the small and midsize business community.

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"PEI is committed to providing best-in-class value to our customers, and our extensive portfolio as a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner demonstrates the level of expertise and value we deliver to our clients," said Tim Krueger, PEI's president, and CEO, "PEI is uniquely positioned with eight Microsoft Gold Competencies and an incredibly talented team of engineers to deliver reliable Microsoft solutions with more experience than nearly any other Microsoft Partner of our size."

PEI was also recently named 2021 Top 50 Microsoft Azure Partner by CloudTango and was ranked a top 350 U.S. Microsoft Partner by Redmond Channel Partner.

About PEI (

Since 1988, PEI has grown into a top Microsoft Partner and Managed Service Provider. With more than 30 years of experience deploying advanced engineering solutions centered on collaboration, cloud computing, networking, cyber security, and Managed Services, we assist local and national businesses use technology to solve their business problems and are committed to driving digital transformation for small and midsize businesses through our Microsoft consulting services.

Stephanie Hamrick

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