The Canton Group announced today it has achieved a Microsoft Silver Application Development competency, demonstrating its ability to meet Microsoft Corporation customers’ evolving needs in today’s dynamic business environment. To earn a Microsoft Silver competency, partners must successfully demonstrate expertise through rigorous exams, culminating in Microsoft certifications. To ensure the highest quality of services, Microsoft requires customer references for successful implementation and customer satisfaction.

“This Microsoft Silver Application Development competency showcases our expertise in today’s technology market and demonstrates our knowledge of Microsoft and its products,” said Ethan Kazi, Chief Executive Officer of The Canton Group. “Our plan is to accelerate our customers’ success by serving as technology advisors for their business demands. We’re proud to be part of the Microsoft Partner Network as it demonstrates our commitment to continued excellence.”

“By achieving a Silver competency, organizations have proven their expertise in specific technology areas, placing them among the top 5 percent of Microsoft Partners worldwide,” said Phil Sorgen, Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp. “When customers look for an IT partner to meet their business challenges, choosing a company that has attained Microsoft competencies is a smart move. These are highly qualified professionals with access to Microsoft technical support and product teams.”

The Microsoft Partner Network helps partners strengthen their capabilities to showcase leadership in the marketplace on the latest technology, to better serve customers and, with 640,000 Microsoft partners in their ecosystem, to easily connect with one of the most active, diverse networks in the world.