The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2011-08-31T01:23:03Z Online Services Corporation wins Microsoft Australia Online Services Partner of the Year 2011-08-31T01:23:03Z online-services-corporation-wins-microsoft-australia-online-services-partner-of-the-year-1 Online Services Corporation (OSC) has been announced as the winner of the award for the Microsoft Australia Online Services Solution Partner of the Year for 2011.The award was presented at Microsoft Australia’s annual Partner Conference at the Gold Coast Convention Centre in Queensland.“We are extremely proud to receive this award from Microsoft” said Steven Anderton, General Manager of OSC, “it confirms the vision we formulated over two years ago, of establishing a business focused 100% on Microsoft Online Services.”“We saw the market potential of cloud, and of the Microsoft offering and invested early. Partnering closely with Microsoft and Telstra in Australia, we worked to educate customers on the value of the Microsoft cloud and then ensure they had a seamless migration experience.”“OSC now has many satisfied customers, representing thousands of users consuming the Microsoft cloud productivity services.” OSC won the award for their focus and success in taking the Business Productivity Online Suite and now the latest version of the suite, Office 365, to market. OSC has had great success in transitioning customers from on-premise platforms including competitive solutions such as Lotus Notes and GroupWise as well as transitioning customers from competitive cloud solutions like Google Apps.“We are really excited about the release of Office 365. Now with parity between the cloud and on-premise solution offerings, and the seamless experience that can be provided for the end user, customers will have a great deal of flexibility about how they will be able to deliver services to their business users” said Anderton.“Cloud is becoming main stream, we believe Microsoft Office 365 will be at the spearhead of this and we are ready to help our customers on this journey.”Microsoft Australia’s Information Worker Business Group Director, Oscar Trimboli, commented: “OSC are a great example of how Microsoft partners are helping customers make the transition to the cloud on their terms.""Our customers continue to tell us that it’s our broad and skilled partner network that consistently differentiates Microsoft in helping them move to the cloud. SBS and Enterprise Architects are great examples of customers who have benefited from OSC’s world-class, repeatable methodology helping to migrate customers to the cloud.”About Online Services CorporationOnline Services Corporation (OSC) is the first global dedicated Microsoft Cloud service provider specialising 100% in delivering solutions via the Microsoft Cloud platform. OSC were one of the first Microsoft Cloud Accelerate partners and are able to service Asia Pacific, Europe and North America with offices in Australia, United Kingdom, USA and China. Further details can be found at www.onlinesc.com