We are pleased to announce that The Knowledge Network has become a Microsoft Authorised Education Reseller (AER), demonstrating our ability to meet Microsoft Academic customers’ evolving needs in today’s dynamic business environment. To earn a Microsoft AER authorisation, The Knowledge Network had to successfully complete a test to prove our level of academic licensing and market expertise.

The AER program is designed to train participating resellers on Microsoft Academic’s licensing, authorise them to purchase and resell Microsoft Academic licenses, and demonstrate to potential customers that they are approved and knowledgeable academic partners.

Matthew Woodruff, Technical Director for The Knowledge Network said: “This Microsoft AER authorisation shows our commitment and specialism in the academic IT marketplace and demonstrates our knowledge of Microsoft and its academic products. We hope to accelerate our academic customers’ successes by serving as technology advisors for their IT requirements.”

Anthony Salcito, Vice President of Education for Microsoft Corp.’s Worldwide Public Sector added: “By becoming AERs, partners show themselves to be committed and trained in providing discounted Microsoft Academic products to the education market.

“This authorisation, along with our other education partner initiatives, gives our partners recognition of their areas of expertise and our academic customers the confidence that they are buying from academic IT specialists.”

The Microsoft AER program is designed to authorise and equip organizations that deliver academic products and services through the Microsoft platform with the training, resources and support they need to provide their customers with superior experiences and outcomes.

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