A while ago I blogged under the headline “Identity and Access is dead! Long live Identity and Access!”, in which I opined that Microsoft’s reorganization of its competencies did not mean it had reduced its commitment to identity and access, and that in fact success in the cloud is underpinned by a well-engineered identity and access infrastructure.
Well we now we see that Microsoft has taken its rightful place in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Identity and Access as a Service – proof, if it were needed, that I was not away with the fairies the day I wrote that! You can find details here in Alex Simons’ blog, in which he is justifiably excited by the news.
Alex spoke at our recent ‘Identity Without Boundaries’ Summit in Redmond – and I can honestly say that in all the years we have been doing these conferences, I have never been so pumped up about the opportunities ahead – and I am not the only one.
Going back to those competencies, a lot of the relevant products and features sit under the Enterprise Mobility banner, and I am chuffed that Oxford Computer Group has again been recognized this year in Microsoft’s Partner of the Year awards for Enterprise Mobility. This makes 10 consecutive years of recognition by Microsoft of our excellence in identity and access.