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Gabrielle MorrisNov 24, 2020 3:33:00 PM2 min read

DLN Joins Top 1% as Certified Microsoft Gold Partner

Santa Clarita, CA. November 1, 2020- Datalink Networks Inc., a national managed service provider headquartered in Los Angeles, has announced they have met the requirements to qualify for Microsoft Gold Partner status in office productivity competency. This is the highest certified partner level and represents the top 1% of Microsoft partners worldwide. 

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In order to qualify for this distinction, Datalink Networks had to meet thresholds and requirements set by Microsoft.  This includes having a minimum of 4,000 monthly active Microsoft Office users as well as have a 2 or more engineers pass an in-depth exam covering the design and implementation of Microsoft 365 services, managing user identity and roles, managing access and authentication, and planning Office 365 workloads and applications. Each year, these required exams and skills must be validated in order to maintain the Gold Partner Status. 

“This certification represents several years of hard work from our engineering, sales, and consulting team to earn this distinction” stated Don Wisdom, President of Datalink Networks, Inc. Our Gold competency now gives our client base and the user community at large, the confidence that they are receiving services from an elite partner  

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This certification offers key advantages to Microsoft customers as it ensures their partner is up to date, prepared to serve, and provides a direct connection to Microsoft engineering. As Microsoft technology advances, the competency requires are updated to ensure that Gold Partners are knowledgeable in the latest Microsoft offerings and advancements. Due to the level of expertise, Gold Partners also have a direct relationship with Microsoft and can escalate support tickets with guaranteed response times. Datalink Networks will now receive this direct support from Microsoft on new releases, licenses for every Microsoft product, and commit to the highest level of care and collaboration with Microsoft.

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Datalink Networks has been serving their community with IT solutions for over 30 years and working with Microsoft for about 20. This new certification is a milestone that validates their effort and expertise as they join the ranks of the top Microsoft providers around the world. 

About Datalink Networks    

Datalink Networks was founded in 1988 in Santa Clarita, CA. Datalink specializes in providing IT Solutions for organizations in 4 key technology areas: cloud technology, cybersecurity, networking, and managed services. The Datalink Networks certified engineering team specializes in disaster recovery, network security, email security, Microsoft 365, and much more.