14. June 2022 · Corporate News, Partner News

CANCOM has earned the Microsoft Azure Virtual Desktop Advanced Specialization

CANCOM today announced it has earned the Microsoft Azure Virtual Desktop (formerly Windows Virtual Desktop) advanced specialization, a validation of a partner’s deep knowledge, extensive experience, and expertise in deploying, scaling and securing virtual desktop infrastructure on Azure.

Microsoft Azure Virtual Desktop advanced specialization can only be earned by partners that meet stringent criteria around customer success and staff skilling, as well as pass a third-party audit of their Azure Virtual Desktop technical practices.

Supporting secure remote work for employees is more critical than ever. Microsoft Azure Virtual Desktop is a Microsoft solution that seamlessly integrates with other Microsoft products and allows customers to implement virtual desktops in a scalable, secure, and cost-effective way.

Partners with validated capabilities in implementing Azure Virtual Desktop can help customers deploy and navigate the licensing efficiencies it offers to deliver the solution that is most efficient for their organization.

"Nowadays, ensuring safe hybrid work – whether from the home office, in the office or on the go – is more important than ever. The Microsoft Azure Virtual Desktop is the ideal basis for this. This allows employees to work securely in their familiar desktop environment – regardless of location and device," says Carsten Pavlovits, Director Competence Center Enterprise Workplace at CANCOM. "This certification confirms that we can comprehensively advise and support our customers in the future-proof orientation of a highly flexible desktop infrastructure."

Andrew Smith, General Manager, Partner Program Management at Microsoft added, “The Microsoft Azure Virtual Desktop advanced specialization highlights the partners who can be viewed as most capable when it comes to deploying Azure Virtual Desktop in Azure. CANCOM clearly demonstrated that they have both the skills and the experience to offer clients a path to transition to desktop-as-a-service in a scalable, secure, and cost-effective way.”

Companies that rely on CANCOM benefit from a comprehensive range of tailor-made services and individual advice for the choice of a sustainable workplace model – adapted to the specific needs and to the respective company and industry requirements. CANCOM accompanies its customers throughout the entire transformation phase: Starting with planning and consulting with a holistic strategy, a sustainable design of the future workplace and the definition of goals and guidelines in the areas of Environment Social & Governance (ESG). Based on this, the right technologies and solutions are selected. Subsequently, the implementation and transformation into the new working environment as well as the sustainable use of the new environment is implemented through comprehensive user adoption and change management consulting. With an extensive range of support, managed services and XaaS, CANCOM also ensures smooth operation of the solutions at all times.

In public cloud and hybrid cloud environments, CANCOM relies on Azure Virtual Desktop from Microsoft, extended by Citrix or VMware and in combination with the CANCOM AHP Enterprise Cloud (AHP on Azure). CANCOM is also a Microsoft Gold Partner in 17 categories: https://microsoft.cancom.de


As a Digital Transformation Partner, CANCOM accompanies organizations into the digital future. We support our customers to simplify complex enterprise IT and increase their business success through the implementation of modern technology. In order to comprehensively meet the IT needs of companies, organizations, and the public sector, CANCOM delivers tailor-made IT end to end from a single source.

The CANCOM Group’s range of IT solutions includes consulting, implementation, services, and the operation of IT systems. Customers benefit from the extensive expertise as well as a holistic and innovative portfolio that covers the IT requirements that are necessary for a successful digital transformation. As a hybrid IT integrator and service provider, we provide an integrated range of services and solutions including business solutions and managed services, such as cloud computing, analytics, enterprise mobility, IT security, hosting, and as-a-service offerings.

With around 4,000 employees worldwide, the internationally active CANCOM Group and its efficient partner network ensure market presence and customer proximity with locations in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium and Slovakia. The CANCOM Group is led by Rüdiger Rath (CEO) and Thomas Stark (CFO). The company is headquartered in Munich. CANCOM has an annual turnover of around 1.3 billion euros (consolidated revenue 2021). The parent company, CANCOM SE, is listed on the TecDAX and SDAX of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ISIN DE0005419105).