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Microsoft Australia appoints Dimension Data Learning Solutions as trainer to Microsoft Business Solutions partners

  • 14 September, 2004 11:32

<p>Under a new agreement announced by Microsoft today, Microsoft Business Solutions partners in Australia will be trained on its full range of products, including Great Plains, Axapta and Navision, by Dimension Data Learning Solutions.</p>
<p>For more information or to speak with Microsoft’s partner group director Kerstin Baxter, please call Stephen Rodi on (02) 8281 3828 or email</p>
<p>Dimension Data Learning Solutions general manager Steve Ross is also available for comment. Please call Susan Moore at Howorth Communication on (02) 8281 3831 or email</p>
<p>Microsoft Australia appoints Dimension Data Learning Solutions as trainer to Microsoft Business Solutions partners</p>
<p>Sydney, Australia – 14 September, 2004 – Microsoft Australia has announced Dimension Data Learning Solutions (DDLS) as provider of training to Microsoft Business Solutions partners within Australia. DDLS delivers technical training and consulting services to more than 60 Microsoft partners that specialise in Microsoft Business Solutions Great lains®, Microsoft Business Solutions Axapta® and Microsoft Business Solutions Navision®.</p>
<p>“Training is fundamental to the success of our partners in delivering seamless value to our customers,” said Kerstin Baxter, Microsoft Australia’s Partner Group Director. “After a competitive evaluation, we chose DDLS for its established training management capabilities, nationwide infrastructure and its commitment to build expertise in Microsoft Business Solutions products,” Ms Baxter said.</p>
<p>DDLS, with established training centres across all major states in Australia, has a proven track record of delivering training across a range of Microsoft products. DDLS has also partnered with Microsoft Certified Partner, Auldhouse Computer Training in New Zealand to deliver a broad schedule of courses across the Tasman.</p>
<p>“DDLS is excited to be awarded this business and we look forward to continuing to deliver value to Microsoft and its partners in growing Microsoft Business Solutions opportunity” said Steve Ross, General Manager, DDLS. “Not only will this partnership seed the channel with an immediate training opportunity, in the long term it will ensure that Australia and New Zealand continue to produce some of the best enterprise trained talent world wide.”</p>
<p>DDLS has hired former Microsoft Business Solutions employee, John Richardson, as the project’s Account Manager, to drive training attendance and meet the business objectives of Microsoft Business Solutions partners. Mr Richardson will concentrate on building close partner relationships and helping partners identify and build margin opportunities and customer ‘sell-through’.</p>
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<p>About Microsoft
Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq "MSFT") is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realise their full potential.</p>
<p>About Dimension Data Learning Solutions (DDLS)
DDLS is Australasia's largest technical training company providing learning solutions to enable organisations recruit, develop and retain superior technical staff, to increase productivity and to realise the benefits of their technology investment.</p>
<p>For further information call 13 12 10, visit or email</p>
<p>For further information:
Microsoft Australia:
Stephen Rodi
Howorth Communications
Ph: 02 8281 3828 or 0416 008 500</p>
<p>Shannon Rudd
Product PR Manager
Microsoft Australia
Ph: 02 9870 2451 or 0410 533 055</p>
<p>Dimension Data Learning Solutions:</p>
<p>Susan Moore
Howorth Communications
Ph: 02 8281 3810</p>

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