Microsoft Specializations

Our growing list of Microsoft Specializations validate our ability to design, configure, scale and deploy specialist solutions according to Microsoft’s highest technical standards.

The 848 Group is proud to hold 6 Microsoft Specializations. This achievement validates our leading expertise and experience in designing, building and securing solutions in the Microsoft ecosystem.  

With our growing list of Specializations, we are up there with the leading Microsoft Solutions Partners in the UK. 848 might not be the biggest, but we compete with the best. 

What is a Microsoft Specialization?

Microsoft Specializations validate a partner’s capability to deliver specialised services and support in line with Microsoft’s highest technical standards. Specializations are only achieved by partners such as 848 who can prove their technical capabilities and understanding.  

Achieving a Microsoft Specialization validates a partner’s in-depth knowledge, extensive experience, and expertise in a particular solutions area.  

In order to earn a Microsoft Specialization, you must be a Microsoft Solutions Partner and meet a number of stringent requirements in that particular solutions area. You are assessed via an independent audit and must prove your experience and expertise through references, certifications, and skills tests. 

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Our Microsoft Specializations

Identity and Access Management Specialization

This certification confirms 848’s experience and in-depth expertise in deploying Microsoft identity workloads with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). To achieve this Specialization, 848 had to meet the highest standards for service delivery and support as outlined by Microsoft.  

Effective identity and access management helps you safeguard your business in the new working world. According to Microsoft, there was a 300% increase in identity-related attacks in 2020 as cyber attackers utilise the security gaps created by remote and hybrid working models. 

Cybersecurity and threat protection has never been so important. We are a trusted IT partner with the expert knowledge, technical capabilities, and proven experience to proactively protect and monitor the security of IP and customer data, and safeguard your business.  

Calling for Teams Specialization

This achievement validates our extensive expertise and experience in deploying and managing Microsoft 365 Phone System, Calling Plan, Direct Routing configuration, Network Planning, and Remediation for Voice workloads.  

Earning the Calling for Teams Specialization supports our commitment in guiding clients on their Microsoft voice and collaboration journey. Our team are dedicated to delivering complete unified communications and collaboration solutions supported by the cloud. 

As a cloud-first Microsoft Solutions Partner with a wide-ranging skillset in the Microsoft stack, we deliver fully integrated and optimised solutions that bring together the best of voice, business applications and the cloud. 

Microsoft Information Protection and Governance Specialization

Earning the Microsoft Information Protection and Governance Specialization certifies our in-depth expertise in deploying Microsoft information protection workloads and enabling proactive data protection strategies.  

Information is a vital business asset. Businesses must implement effective information protection solutions and better manage and mitigate the risks associated with unstructured data, all while ensuring compliance with regulations such as GDPR.   

This certification confirms that our team has the specialist knowledge and advanced skillsets to provide trusted guidance and advice to help businesses protect their information and data. 

Microsoft Azure Virtual Desktop Specialization

Microsoft state that the Microsoft Azure Virtual Desktop Specialization validates a partner’s deep knowledge, extensive experience, and expertise in deploying, scaling, and securing virtual desktop infrastructure on Azure. 

This means that 848 has proven it has the advanced skills and capability to deliver and support Azure Virtual Desktop in line with Microsoft’s highest technical standards. 

848 is a cloud-first company, committed to transforming and optimising solutions to meet unique client needs. Designing and deploying environments built on Azure Virtual Desktop is just one way we are helping clients roll out a cost-effective and scalable solution for secure hybrid working. 

Microsoft Teamwork Deployment Specialization

This Specialization certifies our extensive experience and proven success in the deployment and configuration of Microsoft platforms and modern workplace environments.

Teamwork deployment services are an important part of ensuring customers get maximum value out of their Microsoft investments. Before a customer can take full advantage of their modern workplace platform it needs to be properly set up, configured and migrated first.

We’re a Microsoft Solutions Partner dedicated to designing and deploying Microsoft solutions that meet the unique needs of individual businesses. Achieving this Specialization sets 848 apart from other Microsoft partners in the marketplace. It’s a reflection of our experience and expertise in deploying Microsoft solutions and allows clients to choose a partner they know will deliver.

Adoption and Change Management Specialization

Change management and adoption services are key to helping customers achieve better outcomes and get the most value out of their Microsoft investments. The Microsoft Adoption and Change Management Specialization is awarded to Microsoft Partners who demonstrate in-depth expertise, extensive experience, and success in driving Microsoft 365 adoption, usage, and organisational change.

Earning this Specialization certifies our capabilities in enabling customers to adopt Microsoft 365 services and embrace organisational change in line with Microsoft highest standards. 

It’s important that end-users have the right digital skills to get more out of modern technology. This Specialization proves our ability as a Microsoft Solutions Partner and Modern Workplace expert to help your business drive user adoption and maximise efficiency through Microsoft 365.

An advanced Microsoft Solutions Partner

Our continued growth and dedication has enabled us to achieve a growing list of specializations and a Tier 1 Microsoft Solutions Partner status. These achievements validate our position as a leading cloud-first Microsoft Partner deploying solutions to organisations across the UK.  

If you’re seeking an IT partner you can trust, please get in touch with a member of the 848 team.  

Your Dedicated Microsoft Solutions Partner.

848 is a Microsoft Certified Solutions Partner for Modern Work with 6 Microsoft Specializations. This demonstrates our leading knowledge and expertise in the design, build and implementation of solutions underpinned by Microsoft technologies.