Microsoft partner in Quebec partners for international reach

A Montreal-based Microsoft partner has partnered with firms from Europe and Australia to form the Impack Alliance.

Matricis Informatique, specialists in enterprise application integration, have partnered with two other Microsoft integration partners: Codit, with offices in France and Belgium, and Edgecliff, Australia-based Breeze.

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All together, the alliance can leverage more than 100 Microsoft integration experts around the world, focused mainly on BizTalk Server and Windows Azure. The companies hope to become the Microsoft global preferred partner for integration opportunities, and add they hope the alliance gives then a stronger say in Microsoft’s future product roadmap for BizTalk Server and Windows Azure.

“Through the alliance, Microsoft will be able to get better feedback from a large number of customers spread out across the world and involved in integration space which will contribute greatly to the evolution these technologies,” said Francois Beaubien, president of Matricis, in a statement.

Added Codit CEO Stijn Degrieck, “Besides the full service 24/7 support guaranteed by qualified BizTalk and Windows Azure experts only – and this now on a worldwide scale – we will offer customers the best skilled team tailored to their specific needs. In case of incidents, the Alliance partners will also join forces to speed up delivery, demonstrating the highest level of flexibility one could ever dream of.”

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