July 4, 2023

Theta Earns Microsoft Security Designation, Achieves All Six Designations in Cloud Partner Program



We're proud to add Security to our existing five Microsoft Solutions Partner designations, meaning we've now achieved all six designations available in the Cloud Partner Program.

We join a select number of New Zealand-based IT consultancies to achieve the complete set of designations available under the ‘Solutions Partner for Microsoft Cloud’ title.  

Matt Bostwick, Partner Director Microsoft ANZ, says:

“This is an awesome achievement by Theta, who have continually proven themselves to be leaders in the tech field by evolving as a business alongside the technologies we all use. Some tech partners focus on doing one or two things and doing them exceptionally well. The Theta team have pushed themselves to develop and grow new capabilities, recognising where there’s a customer need, and what’s most impressive, they’re exceptionally good in all these areas. The more partners who follow their lead, the stronger our sector, and all their customers, will be as a result.”

Microsoft's Partner Programme was overhauled in October 2022 and discontinued Silver/Gold Microsoft Partner Competencies. Now, qualifying Microsoft partners, who meet more rigorous criteria, receive a Solutions Partner status and designations based on specialist and expert areas.

Achieving the 'full house' supports Theta’s commitment to helping organisations achieve their goals using the latest Microsoft training and technologies. Theta’s customers can have confidence that their organisation is in good hands.

Liz Knight, Head of Cyber Security at Theta, on this recognition:

"We're super excited to earn the Security designation. It's awarded to partners who achieve a level of performance and qualification, and we've done this by fulfilling the criteria for security solutions deployments and active customer usage. We've also passed the demanding security certifications. It's a huge effort and is another way Theta demonstrates our commitment to delivering secure solutions for our customers."

And with a rapidly evolving cyber security landscape, this new designation supports Theta’s forward-thinking solutions in this space. Knight:

"After years of fine-tuning our Managed Detection & Response (MDR) solution, we've recently released our Microsoft Defender for Endpoint Managed Detection & Response (MDR) service to the market. This newly launched 24/7 service means we can support more Microsoft customers as they secure their endpoints using the Defender for Endpoint solution. It's well placed for customers with Microsoft Business Premium licenses and is just one of the many ways we improve the security posture of New Zealand organisations."

Theta’s six Microsoft Solutions Partner designations:

*NEW* Security

Our highly skilled security team will ensure you safeguard your entire organisation with integrated security, compliance, and identity solutions. Furthermore, we are committed to the latest training and accreditation to ensure we have the latest knowledge at our fingertips.

Digital & App Innovation (Azure)

Our Digital specialists will help you take full advantage of the cloud and create AI-driven, cloud-native apps or modernise your existing apps and databases.

Data & AI (Azure)

With broad experience in data management and governance across multiple systems, our Data and Insights team provides solid solutions across your entire data ecosystem.

Infrastructure (Azure)

Looking for secure infrastructure? Our Continuous Computing team will get you to the cloud and get you there safely.

Business Applications (including Power Platform and Dynamics 365)
Specialisation: Small and Midsize Business Management

Power Platform and Dynamics 365 are constantly evolving; trust our dedicated Dynamics 365 specialists to find your path to streamlined operations and efficiency. For cost optimisation, our licensing specialists have you covered. Our specialisation is related to our Dynamics 365 Business Central achievements in eligibility, performance and skilling.

Modern Work (the Microsoft 365 suite of cloud solutions, plus Teams)

We've helped all kinds of customers boost their productivity and shift to hybrid work using Microsoft 365. Once you're there, we can also ensure you fully realise the value from what you're paying for.