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3Cloud Earns Microsoft’s Azure Advanced Specializations in Modernization of Web Applications, Windows Virtual Desktop & Windows Server and SQL Server Migration

3Cloud is proud to announce it has earned Microsoft Azure Advanced Specializations in Modernization of Web Applications, Windows Virtual Desktop and Windows Server and SQL Server Migration to Azure. By earning these advanced specializations, we are able to further differentiate ourselves and validate our deep knowledge, extensive experience, and expertise within these areas of Microsoft Azure. We are thrilled to have earned advanced specializations in the following areas to best meet the needs of our customers:

Modernization of Web Applications: Only partners that meet stringent criteria around customer success and staff skilling, as well as pass a third-party audit of their web workload deployment and management practices, including their ability to implement Azure App Service, are able to earn the Modernization of Web Applications in Microsoft Azure advanced specialization.

Windows Virtual Desktop: This is Microsoft’s newest advanced specialization. Windows Virtual Desktop has increased in demand as organizations across the globe are working remotely and many are transitioning to desktop-as-a-service to enable their employees. Partners must demonstrate extensive knowledge and experience with deploying, optimizing, and securing virtual desktop infrastructure on Azure.

Windows Server and SQL Server Migration to Microsoft Azure: This advanced specialization validates a solution partner’s experience, knowledge, and expertise in migrating Windows Server and SQL Server-based workloads to Azure. Partners must meet strict criteria around staff skilling, customer success and pass a third-party audit of their migration practices.

As companies look to modernize and take full advantage of the benefits of the cloud, they are looking for a partner with advanced skills to migrate, optimize, and manage their environments. 3Cloud continually strives to be that partner in guiding clients on their Azure adoption journey.

Jim Hughes, VP, Solution Architecture at 3Cloud stated, “As we continue our mission in helping our customers achieve The Ultimate Azure Experience, we are excited to announce that 3Cloud has been awarded the Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop Advanced Specialization. With this award, we became the first US Microsoft Partner to achieve this goal. In addition, 3Cloud has also earned Advanced Specializations in Modernization of Web Applications and Windows Server and SQL Server Migration. I’m excited and proud of these accomplishments and to be part of an incredible team that provides our clients with top-notch guidance in their journey to Azure.”

3Cloud guides clients on their journey to the cloud by providing the Ultimate Azure Experience. Our experience, reputation for excellence, and on-going support define us as a leader in the Azure ecosystem. Please reach out if you have questions about any of our solution offerings or would like to discuss how we help your business at every stage of your Azure journey at [email protected] or call (888) 88-AZURE. Learn more about Microsoft Azure Advanced Specializations in the link below.

https://aka.ms/aaspartners

 

3Cloud3Cloud Earns Microsoft’s Azure Advanced Specializations in Modernization of Web Applications, Windows Virtual Desktop & Windows Server and SQL Server Migration
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Microsoft Announces the General Availability of Azure Synapse Analytics and the Preview of Azure Purview

There was some exciting news from Microsoft today! At a digital conference, Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, announced the general availability of Azure Synapse Analytics and the preview of Azure Purview, Microsoft’s new unified data governance service.

Why are these announcements so important? Because to thrive, businesses need to harness the power of their data.

One of the best ways to harness the power of your data is to remove data silos. While not a new concept, achieving this has been a constant challenge in the history of data and analytics, as many ecosystems continue to be complex and heterogeneous. Organizations must break down all silos to the get the most out  of data and analytics, in a consolidated, secure, and compliant manner. Azure Synapse Analytics and Azure Purview remove silos by creating a unified data analytics and governance service.

Now that we’ve given you an overview of the announcements, let’s break down the details of each Azure service.

What is Azure Synapse Analytics? Azure Synapse Analytics is a limitless analytics service that brings together traditional data warehousing and big data analytics – into one offering! Azure Synapse brings these two worlds together with a centralized experience to ingest, prepare, manage, and serve data for immediate BI and machine learning applications.

Azure Synapse Analytics Highlights

  • New cloud native distributed SQL engine
  • Deep integration with Spark
  • Flexible service query options – Serverless + Dedicated
  • Power BI + ML integration
  • Azure Synapse Link – Enables real-time data analytics with link to your operational database
  • TPC-H benchmark at PB scale
  • Native Row Level Security – This is not possible with Amazon Redshift, Google BigQuery
  • Citizen Data Scientist capabilities with direct ML integration
  • Code Management – Automation, code sync to dev/master branch, and end to end deployment lifecycle
  • Power BI integration from inside the Synapse service
  • Ability to add Power BI reports into Teams for end users

What is Azure Purview? It is critical to enable these capabilities through a comprehensive data governance solution. An organization that does not know where its data is, does not know what its future will be.  Azure Purview is a unified data governance service that helps organizations achieve a complete understanding of their data. Azure Purview empowers users to discover all data across the business, track lineage of data and create a business glossary wherever it is stored: on-premise, across clouds, in SaaS applications, or in Power BI.

Azure Purview Highlights

  • Key important and rich features: Compliance, Catalog and Data Map
  • Sourcing from on-prem, SaaS, and multi-cloud services
  • Data Map: search/browse data by tech/non-tech domain
  • Business glossary
  • No manual building of data dictionary
  • Data scanning by clicking on a button
  • Automated data classification with custom options
  • Schedule for future scanning and classification
  • Easy cloud based data search
  • Data lineage and reporting
  • Free scanning: On-premise SQL Servers, Power BI Service, data sensitivity labeling for O365 E5 customers

The combination of Azure Synapse Analytics and Azure Purview enables organizations to develop the capabilities needed to empower their teams to leverage all data for analytics and data governance, silo-free.

3CloudMicrosoft Announces the General Availability of Azure Synapse Analytics and the Preview of Azure Purview
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3Cloud Helps a School District in Georgia Improve Graduation Rate and Student Success with Power BI and Azure

3Cloud, formerly Pragmatic Works Consulting, was able to help a large school district in Georgia use Power BI to easily and effectively pinpoint struggling students in order to get the help they need to graduate, while saving the district over $300,000 in staff resources and time.

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Pragmatic Works (now part of 3Cloud) Wins 2020 Microsoft US Partner Award for Power BI

The Microsoft US Partner Award (MSUS) program complements the global Microsoft Partner of the Year Award program and highlights US-specific partner impact. Pragmatic Works, now part of 3Cloud, won this honor through their work with a national sport organization in which they migrated them off of Tableau, Qlik, and Domo over to Microsoft Power BI. This migration reduced the number of reports the customer had to produce down from 20,000 to 1,000 and saved them over $40,000 a year in licensing costs.

The Microsoft US Partner Team stated, “The nomination pool was very competitive and selecting the winners was a challenging task.”

As part of this honor, Pragmatic Works was featured and celebrated during the Microsoft Inspire MSUS general session led by Dave Willis, Microsoft Corporate Vice President, One Commercial Partner.

“Being recognized with a US Partner Award for Power BI from Microsoft really showcases the talent and innovative thinking Pragmatic Works puts forth into every engagement. We are honored to partner with Microsoft in delivering top-tier solutions that help our customers revolutionize their business and modernize their technology.” stated Adam Jorgensen, President of Consulting.

The Power BI US Partner of the Year Award recognizes US based partners who have delivered Business Analytics solutions based on the Power BI cloud service. The solutions will have augmented a customer’s resources with self-service analytics and enabled the customer to transform data into actionable insights to make informed decisions.

Pragmatic Works is a team of dedicated and passionate Microsoft MVPs and industry experts on a mission to help businesses grow and operate more efficiently through data and the latest Microsoft features, such as Azure and Power BI. They deliver top-notch training and consulting services for even the most complex Data Management, Big Data, Cloud and Business Intelligence projects.

The Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards recognize Microsoft partners that have developed and delivered exceptional Microsoft-based solutions during the past year. Click here to learn more about the Microsoft’s partner awards.

3CloudPragmatic Works (now part of 3Cloud) Wins 2020 Microsoft US Partner Award for Power BI
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Pragmatic Works (now part of 3Cloud) Recognized as Finalist for the 2020 Power BI and Power Apps and Power Automate Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards

Pragmatic Works, now 3Cloud, is excited to announce that we have been named a finalist for the 2020 Microsoft Power BI and Power Apps and Power Automate Partner of the Year Awards. The company was honored among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology.

3CloudPragmatic Works (now part of 3Cloud) Recognized as Finalist for the 2020 Power BI and Power Apps and Power Automate Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards
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Microsoft’s Power BI a Leader in BI Solutions in the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant Report

We’re excited to share that, once again, Microsoft is a leader of Analytics and Business Intelligence (ABI) platforms in the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant – this is the 13th straight year that Microsoft has been recognized. In this Magic Quadrant report the analytics and BI platforms available on the market are compared based on their features, usability, and capabilities; and Power BI was a top leader.

3CloudMicrosoft’s Power BI a Leader in BI Solutions in the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant Report
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