Liveblog: Microsoft Canada Impact Awards

Impact Awards

The Impact Awards lined up ready to give out to top channel partners.

Tonight’s the night! Microsoft Canada hosts its annual celebration of partner excellence, The Impact Awards, this evening (November 30) in the Distillery district of Toronto.

Among the crème de la crème of the company’s Canadian channel community will be a few intrepid press-types, your humble blogger included.

And while it’s not all hard work attending a gala dinner and hobknobbing with the who’s-who of the industry, we will be working hard to bring you all the results of the evening’s events.

In fact, expect our liveblog of the proceedings to go live about 8:00 pm Eastern Time – early enough in the evening’s proceedings to bring you all of the nominees and the winners from the event, but late enough to spare you in-depth descriptions of dessert. Although I’m sure it will be fantastic.

Check out the liveblog this evening after the jump, or follow @channelbuzzca on Twitter for as-it-happens results from the Impact Awards!

  Liveblog (11/30/2011) 
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New on ChannelBuzz.ca: Liveblog: Microsoft Canada Impact Awards – http://bit.ly/ukqcDA [via Twitter]

Wednesday November 30, 2011 7:31 channelbuzzca
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Good evening from the Impact Awards! Eric Gales is presenting the first few awards of the night.
Wednesday November 30, 2011 7:31 
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Community leadership partner of the year: Dolphin Digital Technologies. Congrats on the first award of the night!
Wednesday November 30, 2011 7:32 
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Sustainability partner of the year goes to Compugen. #impactawards [via Twitter]

Wednesday November 30, 2011 7:33 channelbuzzca
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Next up: Customer experience partner of the year, which goes to Altus Dynamics. #impactawards [via Twitter]

Wednesday November 30, 2011 7:35 channelbuzzca
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Trying to keep the #impactawards acceptance speech down to “tweet length.” That’s a challenge. [via Twitter]

Wednesday November 30, 2011 7:36 channelbuzzca
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Dynamics CRM partner of the year goes to Navantis. #impactawards [via Twitter]

Wednesday November 30, 2011 7:37 channelbuzzca
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Dynamics ERP partner of the year goes to Ideaca Knowledge Services. #impactawards [via Twitter]

Wednesday November 30, 2011 7:39 channelbuzzca
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Authorized Distributor of the year goes to Ingram Micro Canada #impactawards [via Twitter]

Wednesday November 30, 2011 7:40 channelbuzzca
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OEM hardware system builder partner of the year goes to Stealth.com. #impactawards [via Twitter]

Wednesday November 30, 2011 7:42 channelbuzzca
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Alright… It’s time or the dinner break. Congratulations to the first winners, and we’ll be back with more results in a little while.
Wednesday November 30, 2011 7:44 
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And we’re back for more awards. Up first in this batch: Project and Portfolio partner of the year: Arbutus Solutions. #impactawards [via Twitter]

Wednesday November 30, 2011 8:49 channelbuzzca
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Online Services partner of the year (yay, cloud!) goes to Fully Managed. Nice job, @CDot! #impactawards [via Twitter]

Wednesday November 30, 2011 8:51 channelbuzzca
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Hosting Partner of the year goes to SherWeb. #impactawards [via Twitter]

Wednesday November 30, 2011 8:52 channelbuzzca
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Desktop partner of the year goes to Itergy. #impactawards [via Twitter]

Wednesday November 30, 2011 8:54 channelbuzzca
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Content management partner of the year is up next, going to DataBind. #impactawards [via Twitter]

Wednesday November 30, 2011 8:55 channelbuzzca
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Digital Marketing partner of the year goes home with DigiFlare. #impactawards [via Twitter]

Wednesday November 30, 2011 8:57 channelbuzzca
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Portals and Collaboration partner of the year: Concept Interactive. #impactawards [via Twitter]

Wednesday November 30, 2011 8:59 channelbuzzca
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Navantis wind Unified Communications partner of the year #impactawards [via Twitter]

Wednesday November 30, 2011 9:00 channelbuzzca
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Unified communications market acceleration partner of the year goes to Dell Canada. #impactawards [via Twitter]

Wednesday November 30, 2011 9:02 channelbuzzca
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ISV partner of the year, the most-contested #impactawards with 25 nominations, goes to Prophix Software. [via Twitter]

Wednesday November 30, 2011 9:04 channelbuzzca
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Next up: Software development partner of the year, which is won by Navantis. A big night at the #impactawards for Navantis! [via Twitter]

Wednesday November 30, 2011 9:05 channelbuzzca
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Azure platform ISV of the year, a new category, goes to MediaValet. #impactawards [via Twitter]

Wednesday November 30, 2011 9:07 channelbuzzca
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And that appears to be it before the “caffeine and sugar” portion of the evening. “Bring it on,” your humble blogger says.
Wednesday November 30, 2011 9:09 
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Back from a brief dessert break, Application Lifecycle Management partner of the year goes to ObjectSharp. #impactawards [via Twitter]

Wednesday November 30, 2011 9:28 channelbuzzca
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Web development partner of the year: a very surprised and excited Nmedia Solutions, rocking the Movember look. #impactawards [via Twitter]

Wednesday November 30, 2011 9:31 channelbuzzca
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Mobility Business-to-Business partner of the year: Vortex Connect #impactawards I think he pulled off a tweet-length acceptance! [via Twitter]

Wednesday November 30, 2011 9:32 channelbuzzca
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Mobile B2C solution partner of the year: DigiFlare. #impactawards [via Twitter]

Wednesday November 30, 2011 9:33 channelbuzzca
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Identity and security partner of the year goes to Itergy. #impactawards [via Twitter]

Wednesday November 30, 2011 9:33 channelbuzzca
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CMS Consulting wins system management partner of the year. #impactawards [via Twitter]

Wednesday November 30, 2011 9:35 channelbuzzca
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Server platform partner of the year: Itergy with another #impactawards win. [via Twitter]

Wednesday November 30, 2011 9:36 channelbuzzca
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Virtualization partner of the year goes to Groupe Access. #impactawards [via Twitter]

Wednesday November 30, 2011 9:38 channelbuzzca
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Application integration partner of the year goes to QLogitek. #impactawards [via Twitter]

Wednesday November 30, 2011 9:40 channelbuzzca
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Infusion Development takes business intelligence partner of the year. #impactawards [via Twitter]

Wednesday November 30, 2011 9:43 channelbuzzca
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Data platform partner of the year goes to Dapasoft. #impactawards [via Twitter]

Wednesday November 30, 2011 9:44 channelbuzzca
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Windows Azure platform SI partner of the year: Ideaca Knowledge Services #impactawards [via Twitter]

Wednesday November 30, 2011 9:45 channelbuzzca
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Volume licensing partner of the year award goes to Softchoice. #impactawards [via Twitter]

Wednesday November 30, 2011 9:57 channelbuzzca
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Midmarket partner of the year: Itergy, which is having quite a night. #impactawards [via Twitter]

Wednesday November 30, 2011 9:58 channelbuzzca
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Software asset management partner of the year goes to Softchoice. #impactawards [via Twitter]

Wednesday November 30, 2011 10:00 channelbuzzca
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Marketing innovation partner of the year: Broadview Networks. #impactawards [via Twitter]

Wednesday November 30, 2011 10:01 channelbuzzca
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CTC TrainCanada wins learning competency partner of the year. #impactawards [via Twitter]

Wednesday November 30, 2011 10:03 channelbuzzca
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Up next, the IAMCP Canada partnership award, which goes to Broadview Networks and Orangutech. #impactawards [via Twitter]

Wednesday November 30, 2011 10:05 channelbuzzca
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Exceptional sales management partner of the year goes to Softchoice. #impactawards [via Twitter]

Wednesday November 30, 2011 10:07 channelbuzzca
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For the first time, the #impactawards feature joint awards from Microsoft Canada and distribution partners for their communities. [via Twitter]

Wednesday November 30, 2011 10:09 channelbuzzca
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Up first, TechSelect partner of the year: Harris Computer Services. #impactawards [via Twitter]

Wednesday November 30, 2011 10:11 channelbuzzca
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Microsoft/HP Frontline Partnership partner of the year goes to AMA. #impactawards [via Twitter]

Wednesday November 30, 2011 10:12 channelbuzzca
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And now, the last of the 2011 #impactawards, the VentureTech Network partner of the year: 360 Visibility. [via Twitter]

Wednesday November 30, 2011 10:14 channelbuzzca
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With that – some 40 top partner awards later – we bid you adieu from the Impact Awards. I’m off to chat with some of the attendees. Thanks for joining us for the liveblog!
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