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Microsoft

At Ultima, we live and breathe Microsoft. Our commitment to our partnership is clear throughout the solutions & campaigns that we deliver.

Our Partnership

We’ve been a Microsoft Gold partner for over 25 years and accumulated 14 Microsoft Gold Partner Competencies spanning App Dev, Cloud Platform, Data Management Business Apps, Mobility and Productivity. We have also been awarded with Advanced Specialisations in Windows Server & SQL Migration and Calling for Microsoft Teams.

As a FastTrack Ready Partner, Ultima can help you deploy Microsoft 365 at no additional cost and provide you with more efficient, customised, and enhanced solutions with extended support capabilities.

As a Gold Microsoft SI, LSP and ESA, our customers can leverage both technical and software licensing expertise from one partner.

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“With our cloud offerings, we have ensured that we align to every stage of a cloud adoption project.”

“The aim is to ensure that Ultima can support customers, regardless of how advanced they are. Using this engagement model, I believe that working in partnership we are well positioned to achieve success delivering against customer objectives.”

Craig Wordsworth
Head of Cloud Presales, Ultima

Key Microsoft Services

For organisations planning on adopting public cloud services, there’s a structured process you have to follow to achieve results. Ultima leverage Microsoft’s Cloud Adoption Framework (CAF) to deliver advisory and assessment engagements.

This best practise gives you solid foundations that help you govern and manage your environment (e.g. cost containment, security, operational compliance, platform and workload operations).

Autonomous Workspace

Having the flexibility to work from anywhere, on a device that’s secure and appropriate for your workload is now more important than it’s ever been. However the administrative overhead can be prohibitive, often resulting in organisations implementing a patchwork of solutions which don’t quite hit the mark. This is where Ultima’s Autonomous Workspace can help, giving you access to all the hardware, software and services you need, for a single monthly fee.

CSP For Azure

Through CSP for Azure, we can manage your entire Microsoft cloud lifecycle, with dedicated tools to directly provision, manage, and support your subscriptions. You’ll also receive access to our management portals for billing, reporting and self-serve, alongside licensing expertise to optimise your environments and increase your ROI by up to 330%.

FastTrack

For many businesses, starting the transition to Office 365 can be daunting. Many businesses have legacy systems, physical servers, and a whole host of other pre-cloud baggage that makes any major transition seem like a huge task. However, with Microsoft FastTrack, Ultima can provide your organisation with remote support and advice, helping you achieve a seamless migration.

Autonomous Cloud

Autonomous Cloud is an advanced management, monitoring and optimisation solution for your Azure cloud services. Combined with advanced ITSM integration, detailed optimisation and documentation services, as well as powerful automation, Autonomous Cloud is like having your own expert, in-house Azure team working round the clock to enable you to get the most from your Azure investment.

Ultima Achieves Advanced Specialisation

Following a comprehensive audit process, we’re delighted to announce that we’ve been awarded the Microsoft Advanced Specialisation in Windows Server and SQL Server Migration (part of the Azure Migration and Modernisation Programme, commonly known as AMMP). Only a small handful of UK partners achieve this, so it really cements our position as a leading Microsoft Partner with extensive in-house expertise.

Microsoft 365 Explained

Microsoft 365 Enterprise has been designed to enable your workforce to tap into a set of apps and services aimed at enhancing teamwork. Users can choose how they connect, share and communicate, as well as the devices they use, without the risk of a security breach. Microsoft 365 brings together Office 365, Windows 10 and Enterprise Mobility + Security to deliver a complete, intelligent and secure solution.

Workspace Transformation Case Study

Nichols had begun transforming the business using cloud technologies, and wanted to work with a partner to help define and deliver a Workspace Transformation project to boost productivity, improve the user experience, and increase efficiency through a scalable, accessible and secure SaaS based platform. The solution implemented included Autonomous Cloud, CSP licensing, Microsoft 365 Enterprise and Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops.

Azure Optimisation with PAL

As Ultima have obtained an advanced specialisation for the (AMMP) Azure Migration & Modernisation Program, we are now able to provide Partner Admin Link (PAL) support. This enables us to work alongside your organisation on Azure projects at no cost to you, providing you with expert guidance, support, and access to reduced or no cost services. Services include Azure support, usage optimisation and deployment planning.

Why Ultima?

Our Cloud offerings ensure that, no matter where an organisation is on their Cloud journey, Ultima is well positioned to support cloud adoption projects.

Through the Advise, Deploy, Engage and Develop, and Manage phases, Ultima illustrate a breadth of skills, expertise, and structure to develop long-lasting partnerships with organisations.

Expertise

14 x Microsoft Gold Competency Partner which ensures that Ultima is uniquely positioned to support and provide Cloud expertise

Integrity

Our aim is to become a trusted partner, delivering the right solutions to build long-term relationships

Passion

A strong desire to solve technical challenges using innovative methods to deliver business value

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