Microsoft has chosen Advania as partner of the year 2021

Advania receives award from Microsoft for outstanding performance and partnership in a year marked by a pandemic and working from home.


From left: Ragnhildur Ágústsdóttir from Microsoft, Berenice Barrios, María Björk Ólafsdóttir and Sigrún Eir Héðinsdóttir from Advania Iceland.


Microsoft’s cloud-based services have played a leading role in keeping communities going for the last 12 months. In these times of a pandemic, businesses have had to respond quickly and implement solutions that allowed employees to work from home. Advania has been the leading force in introducing Microsoft’s solutions to a variety of Icelandic places of work and has helped both private and public companies to implement distance working with Microsoft 365 and of course Teams.


The Microsoft Partner awards are held every year and are a very coveted recognition to IT companies.


Sales and advice for Microsoft solutions within Advania was expanded by a large amount last year, now with over 200 Microsoft experts on board. Berenice Barrios leads the team in Iceland and is thrilled about the awards.


We found it important to adjust to new technology and learn from the year’s events. It’s inspiring to see how relentless Advania’s people are in providing our customers with the modern and unique service needed in these strange times. The Microsoft Partner awards are therefore a great honor and especially meaningful this year,” says Berenice Barrios.


Advania is Microsoft’s largest partner in Iceland and has taken the leadership role in instigating modern working environments, as well as strengthening the technical infrastructure needed for Icelandic companies in the times of Covid. Advania and Microsoft have had a successful and growing partnership for some years and it’s enjoyable to watch the ambitious way things have been evolving, particularly in the field of cloud-based solutions, where the partnership has been strongest,” says Ragnhildur Ágústsdóttir, Sr. Territory Channel Manager at Microsoft in Denmark and Iceland.