Microsoft FastTrack supports faster, seamless cloud migrations worldwide

Business Situation

Microsoft is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world. While cloud-based solutions deliver many business benefits, including speed and agility, there are still barriers to adoption even for businesses that have purchased Microsoft 365 licenses but have not yet deployed the solution. Microsoft developed FastTrack to help clients achieve a smooth transition to the Microsoft Cloud. Microsoft teamed up with partners such as Avanade to help expand the service’s scope and reach. Since we are one of Microsoft’s premier global partners – deploying more Office 365 seats across Exchange, SharePoint and Skype for Business Online than any other Microsoft partner – we could begin working quickly to support Microsoft FastTrack.

“Working with Avanade as a FastTrack ready partner has enabled us to help our clients adopt Office 365 and leverage the full power of the cloud.”

Mark Varney Principal Program Manager, Microsoft


Over the course of 18 months, we worked closely with Microsoft to pioneer the partner-led FastTrack engagement model, starting with developing a consistent onboarding and adoption process for the rapid deployment of Office 365. Through our experience with FastTrack, we concluded that organisations needed help with more than just deploying the Office 365 suite – they also needed to be able to convey its value across a diverse group of business stakeholders outside the IT department. In support of this goal, Avanade incorporates a number of best practices such as connecting clients with a team of business consultants from the beginning and conveying the full business value of the cloud.


In the first full year of the program, we enabled Microsoft to scale globally to activate more than 750,000 Office 365 accounts worldwide. This represents about one-third of all active users delivered by partners globally through FastTrack, making us one of the company’s top-performing partners. Our high satisfaction rates have helped unlocked more opportunities to expand the use of Microsoft’s cloud-based solutions to clients for additional business value.

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Avanade partners with Microsoft FastTrack for faster, seamless deployment of Microsoft 365 for clients worldwide

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