Quest Recognized as Finalist for 2019 Microsoft Health Partner of the Year Award

ALISO VIEJO, CALIF. - June 18, 2018 – Quest Software, a global systems management and security software provider, today announced it has been named a finalist in the 2019 Microsoft Health Partner of the Year Award. The company was honored among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology.

Awards were presented in several categories, with winners chosen from a set of more than 2,900 entries from 115 countries worldwide.  Quest was recognized for providing outstanding solutions and services based on Microsoft technologies to Health customers, demonstrating thought leadership in the industry. 

“Being recognized as a 2019 Microsoft Health Partner of the Year Award Finalist is a validating proof-point that Quest continues to be an industry leader in providing solutions that help healthcare organizations migrate, manage and secure their Microsoft environment,” said Michael Tweddle, president and GM, Quest Microsoft Platform Management business. “We are proud of our achievement and look forward to continued success with Microsoft and in helping organizations continue to innovate with their Microsoft platform investments." 

Quest has a long, successful history in providing healthcare organizations with the tools to manage and secure their Microsoft environment. Few industries face as many IT challenges as healthcare. With mergers and acquisitions (M&A) rapidly occurring and cloud adoption projected to triple from 2015 to 2020, IT departments must balance continuous IT modernization and consolidation with meeting HIPAA compliance, increasing security requirements and rolling out electronic health record (EHR) software. Quest’s healthcare software solutions have helped healthcare providers, hospitals and insurers of all sizes and across the globe easily migrate, manage and secure Office 365, AD, Azure AD, SharePoint, OneDrive for Business and Exchange.

Quest healthcare customer, Avera Health, recently updated its AD infrastructure to prepare for digital transformation while delivering the highest level of patient care. The healthcare provider consolidated four AD forests into one to simplify the migration to Azure and Office 365.  According to Curtis Mavity, Senior Systems Engineer at Avera Health, “Trying to plan and migrate multiple domains and forests into one Azure tenant would have been a nightmare if we didn’t modernize AD first with Quest migration solutions.”  Avera completed its AD consolidation nearly twice as fast as expected, and with zero impact on end users and zero data loss, ensuring no disruption to patient care. And Avera’s AD modernization accelerated Azure and Office 365 adoption because it reduced IT management costs, simplified on-prem to cloud synchronization and streamlined O365 license purchasing and provisioning.

“It’s an honor to recognize finalists and winners of the Microsoft 2019 Partner of the Year Awards,” said Gavriella Schuster, Corporate Vice President, One Commercial Partner, Microsoft Corp. “These companies are successfully leading their industries, building intelligent solutions, addressing complex business challenges and making more possible for customers around the world. I’m honored to congratulate each winner and finalist.”

The Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards recognize Microsoft partners that have developed and delivered exceptional Microsoft –based solutions during the past year.

About Quest Software
Quest provides software solutions for the rapidly-changing world of enterprise IT that help simplify the challenges caused by data explosion, cloud expansion, hybrid datacenters, security threats and regulatory requirements. The company is a global provider to 130,000 companies across 100 countries, including 95% of the Fortune 500 and 90% of the Global 1000. Since 1987, Quest has built a portfolio of solutions which now includes database management, data protection, identity and access management, Microsoft platform management and unified endpoint management. With Quest, organizations spend less time on IT administration and more time on business innovation. For more information, visit


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