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Microsoft Software Solutions Partners

We are a Gold Partner for Microsoft, and have recently been awarded UK Country Partner of the Year.

We have a highly qualified Microsoft Practice of certified technical specialists who can assist with your Microsoft requirements.

At OCSL we hold Gold Management and Virtualisation, Devices and Deployment and Communications Specialisms. 

Under the HP / Microsoft alliance programme known as FLP (Frontline Partnership), OCSL is accredited to provide I2A (Infrastructure to Application) devices. These are solutions architected by HP and Microsoft in collaboration for areas such as Virtualisation. We are regarded as the expert in the technical architecting and deployment of these solutions and we have twice won HP and Microsoft Outstanding Frontline Partner of the Year.

Awards and Accreditations

We were delighted and proud to have been recognised by Microsoft as the official winner for the UK Country Partner of the Year from a set of nearly 3000 Microsoft partners worldwide.

This award acknowledged OCSL for providing outstanding solutions and services, as well as demonstrating excellent subsidiary engagement within the UK.

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In addition to this, OCSL were called out as Finalists for the Microsoft Systems Management. This global award recognises OCSL’s strong alignment and deliver capabilities around Microsoft’s drive towards a Cloud OS (Server 2012 and System Center).

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Frontline Outstanding Partner of the Year. Twice awarded this global distinction, OCSL’s ability to delivery solutions based on the HP and Microsoft solution stack was recognised again this year.


Jon Roskill, Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Partner Group, Microsoft said: “OCSL has set the standard for delivering innovative Microsoft solutions that meet the needs of customers. It is this commitment to excellence that will ensure our mutual success into the future.”

We hold the highest levels of specialisms:

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Focus Areas

We can assist with deploying solutions based on Microsoft technology in the following areas

-       Management and virtualisation

-       Devices and Deployment

-       Communications

-       Planning Services

Management and Virtualisation

OCSL are very proud to be classed as Tier 1 Partners in the Datacentre space with Microsoft solutions.  We deliver high end virtualisation and management environments to customers either on premise, hybrid or public cloud configurations. We cover solutions in the following technology areas.

-       Virtualisation

  • Microsoft Server 2008 , 2008 R2 , 2012 , 2012 R2
  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server
  • Azure integration
  • Desktop virtualisation – Server 2012

-       Systems Management

  • SCVMM - System Center Virtual Machine Manager
  • SCOM - System Center Operations Manager
  • SCCM - System Center Configuration Manager
  • SCDPM - System Center Data Protection Manager
  • SCSM - System Centre Service Manager
    • SCOrch - System Center Orchestrator –Opalis
    • Windows Intune

-       Identity and Access Management

  • Active Directory Directory Services
  • Active Directory Certificate Services
  • Active Directory Federated Services
  • Fore Front Identity Manager
  • Public Key Infrastructures

-       Core Services

  • Windows Migration & Deployment
  • Server 2012 R2 File Services
  • Office 365 Infrastructure design and planning
  • Azure design and planning

Devices and Deployment

We have a great deal of experience in transforming desktop estates for a variety of sizes of organisations - either with traditional in place migration solutions or reforming end user computing strategy.  In this ares we cover the following:

-       Desktop Transformation Services

  • Desktop Virtualisation (Server 2012)
  • Design and planning for windows 7 / 8 mobility
  • Remote Desktop Services

-       Desktop Migration

  • Design and planning desktop migrations
  • System Center Configuration Manager deployments
  • Microsoft Deployment toolkits
  • HP hardware integration


Unified Communication is a growing area.  We deliver solutions that can take simple instant messaging and presence all the way through to enterprise voice integration.  We are experts in:

-       Unified Communication

  • Lync 2010 , 2013
  • Enterprise voice PBX integration
  • Office 365 integration and planning

-       E-Mail

  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 , 2010 , 2013 solutions
  • Mail migration and planning services

Planning Services

As a Planning Services Provider with Microsoft, we can assist with the 
following areas: 

-       Private Cloud, Management and Virtualisation Deployment Planning Services.

-       Desktop Planning Services for deploying Windows 7/8 and Office 2010/2013.

-       Application Assessment Services for assessing customer application portfolios

-       Active Directory Migration planning services

-       Infrastructure Health checks for key systems (AD , System Center , Exchange)

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