Microsoft Solutions

Essential Microsoft Solutions

Your business needs technology that is reliable but innovative. IT solutions must also easily scale so organizations can remain agile, adapting to changes in the market and their operating environment.

Microsoft has a strong track record of meeting and exceeding these requirements. The company produces software you can trust, which is why we continue to recommend Microsoft solutions to businesses in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.

Nortec’s Microsoft Cloud Solutions

Over the years, we’ve created a thorough system for deploying Microsoft solutions. We first meet with you to discuss the issues you’re facing and your long-term business goals. We highlight the systems and devices that meet your needs. Next, a road map is created. After successful tests, the solution is rolled out and training, if needed, is provided.

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Microsoft software we frequently recommend includes:

Microsoft Azure

Azure is Microsoft’s cloud platform. Servers, networking, software, storage and other computing requirements are delivered over the internet. It is scalable with a pay-as-you-go pricing structure and an expanding list of apps and capabilities.

Find out how you can maximize Microsoft Azure services.

Office 365

With Office 365 you can work anywhere on any device. Core business applications, including Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook, are accessed through the cloud. Online file syncing and communication tools, like Teams, keep your employees connected and organized.

Learn more about how migrating to Office 365 can change how you work.


Mobility introduces new security concerns, like how to ensure data on stolen devices remains confidential. Enterprise Mobility + Security (EM+S) provide further protections for your devices and data.

See how EM+S will keep you secure.

Windows 10

Windows 10 maximizes protection and productivity. It pairs the line-of-business applications you use every day with advanced security and management tools like Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection.

Discover how to best use Windows 10

How to Save Money with Microsoft 365

Interested in a combination of Office 365, EM+S, and Windows 10? Then you need to consider Microsoft 365. It bundles all three licenses in one offer. The cost is comparable to purchasing two of the products individually and can help businesses save money on Microsoft software.

Microsoft Teams

Traditional business communications platforms are ineffective. Conversations in email are difficult to follow and chat apps can create silos. Microsoft Teams changes that dynamic by combining robust unified communications with hyper-collaboration tools.

Explore what’s possible when you use Teams

Work with a Microsoft Gold Partner

Businesses gain an advantage when they engage with an experienced Microsoft partner like Nortec. We have an established relationship with Microsoft, and our 8 Gold competencies demonstrate a depth of knowledge about a variety of solutions. Our experience benefits our clients because we:

  • Escalate issues on your behalf
  • Listen to your business issues and quickly identify Microsoft solutions
  • Secure the right product licensing based on your needs  
  • Establish stringent security controls for your hardware and software
  • Learn about the latest solutions that keep your organization ahead of competitors

In addition to maintaining Gold and Silver competencies, Nortec has been endorsed by Microsoft for a wide range of skills and capabilities. Key areas of expertise include cloud services, Microsoft licensing, security, Windows and Microsoft line-of-business applications.




Nortec’s 8 Microsoft Gold Competencies

Nortec is a Microsoft Gold PartnerNortec has been a Microsoft partner since 1996.  Currently Nortec holds 8 Gold and 2 Silver competencies. Not all Microsoft partners are awarded competencies. The system was created to be a differentiator. To earn a competency, partners need to demonstrate a deep understanding of Microsoft’s products and the overall technology industry. They must also prove capable of applying what they learn to create solutions for clients.

The standards for competencies are rigorous, and partners are continually assessed to ensure they consistently meet high standards of service and education.

Nortec’s Gold Competencies

  • Application Development
  • Cloud Platform
  • Cloud Productivity
  • Collaboration and Content
  • Communications
  • Datacenter
  • Messaging
  • Small- and mid-market Cloud Solutions

Nortec’s Silver Competencies

  • Enterprise Mobility Management
  • Windows and Devices

Keep reading to learn more about Microsoft competencies.

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