Microsoft applications and services are world-renowned for their ease of use, development, and customization. They have earned the respect of business application developers, users, and managers because they effectively optimize productivity, collaboration, and business performance insights. Enterprises across all industries rely on Microsoft tools and platforms for their organization’s needs. Large-scale businesses often need help with provisioning applications for their end users and ensuring they have the proper configuration & customization needed to successfully integrate into their existing ecosystems. 

A highly experienced, well-trained, and certified consultant is an asset to any organization implementing or upgrading any Microsoft applications or devices.  

What is Microsoft Consulting for Business? 

Microsoft Consulting Services help organizations maximize the return on investment for both Microsoft expenses and also investments made in digital workplace transformation technology. Microsoft Consulting Services are delivered by experts who have not only completed Microsoft certification criteria (training & exams) but have years of experience helping complex businesses maximize their investment. Organizations with limited in-house expertise in designing, implementing, integrating, & customizing applications from the Microsoft stack often hire consultants on a long-term or project basis to augment their technical resources.

Microsoft offers a broad portfolio of services and platforms such as Microsoft Teams, and Microsoft Office 365, Azure, and the Power platform, which can require specialized expertise throughout project life-cycles, including:

  • Design and architecture
  • Implementation 
  • Customization and configuration
  • Integration with existing systems

The best answer to ‘What is Microsoft Consulting” is expert advice, support, and guidance on how to get optimal strategic benefits from Microsoft cloud services.

How do businesses engage in Microsoft Consulting Services?

Enterprises are often referred to consulting firms like Yorktel by Microsoft itself, or some organizations find partners on a Microsoft partner directory, while others connect with partners at events like Microsoft Ignite, or other technology conferences.  

Word of mouth from satisfied clients is always the ideal motivator for enterprise executives to partner with a Microsoft consulting firm.

Yorktel’s expert IT Consulting team draws from over 35 years of experience helping our customers achieve their strategic business objectives. From hardware to software, from the customer premise to the cloud, Yorktel has earned a reputation as a top IT Consulting firm with intimate knowledge of how to roadmap innovative IT solutions and the expertise to bring those solutions to life.

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What are the Most Popular Microsoft Consulting Services? 

The leading Microsoft Consulting Services are geared towards supporting organizations through their adoption and use of these cloud services & infrastructure-related topics:

  • Azure Data Management and Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Professional Modern Workplace-related services like Office 365 consulting including Teams
  • Azure cloud Infrastructure
  • Data and application innovation (Power and development applications)
  • Business applications in the Dynamics 365 stack
  • Security

What should I look for in a Microsoft Consulting Partner?

Characteristics of a Microsoft consulting firm you should look for include: 

  • Full IT lifecycle support: Deploying a comprehensive solution like Microsoft 365 (including Office) goes beyond the adoption of the core Office suite applications like Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. Applications like Teams, SharePoint, and the Power platform offer many opportunities for managing your organization and its data effectively. 
  • Digital transformation approach: Seek out a consulting firm that is focused on business outcomes like workflow efficiencies, employee productivity, cross-organizational collaboration, and customer engagement. 
  • Third-party recognition and case studies: Partner with a consulting firm that has earned awards and accolades from industry analysts, media channels, and success stories from their existing customers. These honors demonstrate that a consulting firm can deliver real business value and measurable results. 

Microsoft applications are broadly used around the world by millions of users, and hundreds of thousands of organizations. Microsoft Consulting Services support enterprises throughout their journey from defining their business needs to re-engineering their business processes to the digital age and beyond. 

Increase Your Enterprise’s ROI with Yorktel’s Microsoft Consulting Services

Consulting firms like Yorktel that have earned Microsoft’s highest certification tiers, have invested significant time, effort, and finances in building a high-performance consulting team: a team that can guide you through all of the stages of your cloud adoption journey from defining your strategy and planning adoption to managing, monitoring, and securing your cloud platforms. To get started with Yorktel, recognized across the Microsoft community (including by its CEO, Satya Nadella) as a trusted partner with “pretty stunning” consulting services, contact us today.