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Luxury Australia Partner Conference awaits Microsoft winners

21 Jul 2015

Fifteen Australian Microsoft partners will be experiencing Australia Partner Conference in luxury this year after being named as second prize winners in Microsoft’s SMB High Flyers promotion.

Data#3, IT Logic, AO3 Independent Computer Search, Triforce Australia, JEM Computer Systems, A2K Technologies, Viatech ICT/Barwon, C3 Group, First Focus IT, HubOne, The Missing Link Network Integration, Correct Solutions and Leap Consulting will be winging their way to the Gold Coast for the conference next month.

The lucky fifteen also picked up Surface Pro 3 and Bose headphone bundles.

First prize went to three partner – Leading Edge, Computer Alliance and IQT Systems  – who have already enjoyed their rewards of all expenses paid trips to the recent WPC in Orlando, along with a Surface Pro 3 and Bose headphone bundle.

Microsoft dubbed the sales promotion bigger and better than anything it had done before and requiring partners to ‘sell your heart out’.

Partners were required to transact an open volume license order including either a Windows Server Bundle, Windows Server, two Azure tokens, five Office 365 seats or a Windows Client license to gain points.

An additional 12 partners won Bose headphones.

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