Microsoft announces 2017 Partner of the Year winners and finalists

Fast Lane recognized as Winner for 2017 Microsoft Learning Partner of the Year Award

Morrisville, NC — June 2, 2017 — Fast Lane today announced it has won the 2017 Microsoft Partner of the Year Award. The company was honored among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology.

Awards were presented in several categories, with winners chosen from a set of more than 2,800 entrants from 115 countries worldwide. Fast Lane was recognized for providing outstanding Microsoft Learning solutions and services and demonstrated transformation, innovation and the ability to drive training and adoption of Microsoft Cloud technology through multiple training modalities.

Microsoft Competencies
✓ Gold Learning
✓ Gold Cloud Platform
✓ Gold Cloud Productivity
✓ Gold Datacenter
✓ Gold Midmarket Solution Provider
✓ Silver Data Analytics
✓ Silver Data Platform


As an early adopter of Learning as a Service through Open edX on Azure, Fast Lane showed enormous transformation bringing the vision of a “Modern Microsoft Learning Partner” to life. The company’s combination of on-demand and blended training options brings increased flexibility and maximizes the value of instructor-led training. In addition Fast Lane’s leadership in Hybrid Cloud workshops, Azure Everywhere Readiness Program, a Microsoft IoT Roadshow as well as supplementary cloud consulting services displayed exemplary innovation driving cloud skills in support of key Microsoft Initiatives.

“Our ecosystem of innovative partners is the cornerstone to delivering transformative solutions to our mutual customers” said Ron Huddleston corporate vice president, One Commercial Partner, Microsoft Corp. “We are pleased to recognize Fast Lane for being selected as the winner of the 2017 Microsoft Partner of the Year award.”

Torsten Poels, CEO and Chairman of the Board of the Fast Lane Group, commented: “At a very early stage we emphasized the importance of digital transformation and pursued an integrated customer centric digital and blended learning strategy. In particular our consulting services for IoT, cloud and data center combined with our digital transformation consulting offerings make us an important transformation partner for Microsoft. We are delighted and honored to have received this prestigious global award from Microsoft!”

The Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards recognize Microsoft partners that have developed and delivered exceptional Microsoft-based solutions during the past year.

About Fast Lane
The worldwide Fast Lane Group specializes in high-end technology and business training and consulting. Fast Lane offers complete, authorized training solutions for leading technology vendors, including Cisco, Microsoft, NetApp, VMware and other major technology providers. In addition to those vendor’s standard curricula, Fast Lane also develops advanced technology, sales and business transformation curricula. Fast Lane’s vendor-independent consulting services solve a wide range of issues from conducting preliminary analyses and assessments, to designing future-focused IT solutions.

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