Cognizant Microsoft Business Group Achieves Microsoft Advanced Specialization for Windows Virtual Desktop


The Cognizant Microsoft Business Group is proud to announce that we have earned the Windows Virtual Desktop Advanced Specialization. Our core values call us to be innovative and, in that vein, we are constantly working to elevate our expertise to provide better service for our customers.   

Cognizant Microsoft Business Group (MBG) – formerly New Signature – has already passed the audit for eight of the Advanced Specializations which partners can obtain:  

  • Modernization of Web Applications to Microsoft Azure  
  • Windows Server and SQL Server Migration to Microsoft Azure  
  • Adoption and Change Management 
  • SAP on Azure 
  • Calling for Microsoft Teams 
  • Meetings and Meeting Rooms for Microsoft Teams 
  • Kubernetes on Microsoft Azure 
  • Windows Virtual Desktop 

To achieve the Windows Virtual Desktop Advanced Specialization (WVD), our consultants had to demonstrate deep knowledge, extensive experience, and proven success in deploying, optimizing, and securing virtual desktop infrastructure on Azure with WVD. We met the certification requirements and passed the technical assessment. 

For several years, Microsoft has worked to develop a way to better-distinguish partners within their ecosystem. Over the past twenty-plus years, that has resulted in the requirements for partners to achieve a Gold or a Silver competency. As more partners became certified, Microsoft has worked to tighten the requirements for Gold partners, and as recently as four years ago, there were still a huge number of partners who had accomplished a gold certification but have not yet demonstrated true acumen in emerging cloud technologies. 

About WVD 

Windows Virtual Desktop is a desktop and app virtualization service that runs on Microsoft Azure. Regardless of your device type (Windows, Mac, Android or any other device with an HTML5 web client), WVD provides the only solution fully optimized for Windows 10 and Office 365, giving employees the best virtualized experience. 

About Microsoft Advanced Specializations 

Partners with an active gold competency who demonstrate deep knowledge in a specific area may seek an advanced specialization. An advanced specialization assures potential clients that we meet the highest standards for service, delivery and support. Partners are subjected to a yearly third-party audit to validate their accomplishments.  

The MBG anticipates that we will continue to excel at obtaining them as more and more of these become available.  

If you’re interested in discussing technological opportunities, reach out to a Cognizant Microsoft Business Group expert today. 

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