London, 04 April, 2017 – Six Degrees Group, the leading hosting and managed services provider, today announced its participation in the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider Program. The program is designed to strengthen customer relationships and expand cloud sales opportunities by enabling partners to provide direct billing, sell combined offers and services, as well as directly provision, manage and support products and services.

Six Degrees now owns the complete customer lifecycle, allowing it to easily sell Office 365 and Microsoft Azure subscriptions and helping customers drive new business value through the cloud by owning the entire billing process and directly managing support.

David Howson, CEO of Six Degrees, commented: “Cloud technology is now an integral part of IT delivery for the majority of UK businesses and providers that aggregate multiple services into one integrated solution have a key role to play in the future of the cloud market. Joining the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider program enables Six Degrees to offer our customers the best solutions, assist them on their Azure transformation journey and to implement and manage them with efficiency and ease.”

Dominic Russell, IT Manager at Strictly Education, the UK’s leading education specific provider of professional services and solutions to schools, academies and MATs, comments, “Last year Six Degrees successfully implemented our organisation-wide migration to the Microsoft Office 365 platform. Working with a supplier that is part of the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider program gave us peace of mind and their team of experts made it a very simple process that has transformed how our business operates.”