SWC’s Ric Opal weighs in on Microsoft’s Top News Stories of 2018

January 11, 2019   //   News

After a large channel and sales reorganization in 2017, Microsoft set clear expectations for 2018 with a focus on executing their new strategies. A massive amount of organizations rely on Microsoft daily for their innovation in almost every aspect of business, which made it important that Microsoft focused on business issues in 2018.

As we take a look back at some of Microsoft’s top news stories of 2018, it is clear that innovation and seizing market opportunities were Microsoft’s top priorities for this last year.

One of Microsoft’s top news stories of 2018 includes their new threat protection offering which combined Office, Azure, and Windows together to serve as a comprehensive solution for detecting threats.

[2018 saw] greatly improved integration between Microsoft products to deal with cyber threats.

-Ric Opal, Vice President at SWC Technology Partners

Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform also increased in popularity adding increased competition to Amazon Web Services, a current leader in public cloud infrastructure. There is a lot of opportunity in Azure and 2019 predicts more market share growth for Microsoft Azure.

 Vast partner opportunity in Azure has been a top highlight in the channel

-Ric Opal, Vice President at SWC Technology Partners

To view the full article from CRN, visit The 10 Biggest Microsoft News Stories of 2018.