CSE is now a Microsoft Managed Service Partner with “Silver Competency for Cloud Productivity”

August 14, 2017, New York: Computer Solutions East, Inc. (CSE), a Microsoft partner-IT service provider company, was awarded the “Silver Competency for Cloud Productivity” by Microsoft on August 14, 2017. As a holder of this competency, CSE is eligible for Microsoft Hosting, Microsoft Online Services Usage, and Multiple Enterprise Licenses. Also, CSE is now an immediate priority for Microsoft privileges and benefits.

To achieve this certification, a company representative must be able to qualify for exams that would certify him to execute cloud-based business applications of Office 365. With CSE, Technical Services Manager, Eric Fuentes, passed both Exam 70-346: Managing Office 365 Identities, and Requirements and Exam 70-347: Enabling Office 365 Services.

“Cloud is the right path for organizations these days. It helps them grow, and makes them more flexible to quickly adjust to consumer’s needs. Achieving the ‘Silver Competency for Cloud Productivity’ gives our customers the security that they can trust us on our cloud expertise. I am proud that we have reached the competency as recognition of our knowledge and experience”, Fuentes declared. 

According to Microsoft experts, this competency would further increase the business value, revenue, and market differentiation of CSE among other Microsoft partners. Every additional competency has a bearing on the status of the company, both on the technical expertise and the market value. This concretely reflects the reliability of CSE in providing Microsoft cloud productivity services to its customers. The pursuance of another competency proves CSE’s continuous development as an IT provider, as well as, an efficient employer.

Computer Solutions East is a full-service software licensing, network services and support provider. Their services include: software license acquisition and management, Lync and Exchange Online Migration, cloud computing, and servers and hosting services. Their expertise with Office 365 includes a unique understanding of aligning Microsoft Exchange Online for business environments, as well as, SharePoint Online. They concentrate heavily on software licenses through volume licensing of Office 365, and has migrated thousands of users to Microsoft’s Cloud.  

Computer Solutions East is a Tier 1 Managed Microsoft Partner who has been working with Microsoft Hosted Exchange, SharePoint, and Cloud products since 2007, starting with their Business Productivity Online Suite (Exchange / SharePoint / Lync 2007). They were the winner of the “2016 East Region Renewal/Annuity Partner of the Year Award”. Also, they are Gold and Silver certified for Services on: volume licensing, Office 365 and Azure migrations (small and large), Dynamics CRM Online Customization and Configuration, Microsoft Authorized Education Reseller. Fixed Monthly IT and Ad Hoc Services.

Awards and Accomplishments:

  • Winner; 2016 Partner of the Year Award (East Region – Renewal / Annuity)
  • Finalist; 2016 NY Metro Partner of the Year
  • Finalist; 2016 NY Metro Cloud Partner of the Year
  • Finalist; 2015 NY Metro Partner of the Year
  • Finalist; 2015 NY Metro Cloud Partner of the Year
  • Winner; 2013 East Region TOP VAR Partner of the Year Award
  • Finalist; 2013 Small Business Partner of the Year
  • Ingram Micro SMB 500 (2013, 2015)
  • Inc. 5000 (2015, 2016, 2017)
  • CRN MSP 500 (2014, 2016)
  • CRN Pioneer 250 (2016, 2017)
  • CRN Next-Gen 250 (2016, 2017)
  • Tech Elite 250 (2017)

Technology solutions that makes sense for your business:

  • Microsoft Volume Licensing Services Sales
  • Microsoft Office 365 (Migration & Licensing)
  • Microsoft Dynamics 365 Deployment and Customization
  • Azure: Improve performance and consolidate resource, let Microsoft take care of your servers
  • Application Development: Websites, Quote to order automation, Netbook, Vendor XML integration with shopping cart
  • Fixed Monthly Contracts: 24/7 service with predictable monthly payment
  • Cisco Network and Telephone: WAN, LAN, VPN, Wireless and VoIP


On August 14, 2017, Microsoft awarded another certification to Computer Solutions East, Inc. (CSE) with the Silver Competency for Cloud Productivity. This competency is given to those who have completed the following requirements: performance, passing examinations, providing customer evidence, completing an organization profile, and paying the competency fee. As a holder of this competency, CSE is eligible for Microsoft Hosting, Microsoft Online Services Usage, and Multiple Enterprise Licenses.

As a Managed Service Partner of Microsoft, CSE continues to demonstrate its mastery with Microsoft services and products by fulfilling the requirement of having 2,000 Active Entitlements (active users) for developed country markets, and 1,000 Active Entitlements (active users) for emerging country markets.

2017 has been a good year for CSE because they have received citations from different award-giving bodies for technology and business such as: Tech Elite 250, CRN Next-Gen 250, CRN Pioneer 250, and Inc. 5000.

CSE continues to be a formidable force when it comes to Microsoft Partner Network membership as it provides its customers with the excellence of Microsoft services while empowering its employees to deliver the best service they can.


CSE Marketplace was envisioned to become a bridge for the customer so that they would be able to have a hands-on experience while exploring the CSE products. The user interface of CSE Marketplace enables the account user to manage his/her subscriptions like adding a new subscription and cancelling an ongoing subscription to any of the options available.

The Marketplace contains extensive descriptions about the cloud-based products and services, that allow the customer to understand the coverage of the product that they will be purchasing. Cloud-based subscriptions are applicable for products that can only be accessed online

Through the flexible “pay as you use” option, you can efficiently spend your money by selecting the cloud-based subscriptions that depend on the number of employees or users that you have in your company. Also, customers have the option to pay in advance.

The user can monitor the number of active users, as well as, the amount being spent on the current subscription. Length of subscription may vary from monthly to yearly.

CSE Marketplace is a customer-centered website that sets itself apart from the usual online shop set-up by maximizing the user’s account. You can use it on your own time and at your own pace without the hassle of contacting a third-party to keep track of your subscriptions.




Small-to-medium businesses have relatively either a minimal budget or no budget at all for the maintenance of their digital assets. This has been a common dilemma in this technologically dominated age. Businesses need to be organized and systematic with their files through their local networks. Everything must be fast paced to keep up with the client’s demands. With small businesses, the productivity of their minimal number of employees must be maximized.

Requesting IT services every once in a while or whenever an IT problem occurs may push a company to entail a one-time, big-time expenditure. If you are subscribed to a long-term managed IT service provider, the cost will be reduced.  Managed IT Service Providers’ cost-effective plans would work well for your budget, while causing your business to be more efficient. The system, network, and back-up are being monitored simultaneously thereby allowing you to be safe from any downtime, system breakdown, and data loss.

No matter how far away your office is located, the managed IT service provider could assist you through remote helpdesk, daily backup check, 24×7 monitoring, scheduled maintenance checklist, and network documentation. Once a problem has been escalated, and if it could not be solved from remote assistance, then there will be an onsite support.

Finding a reliable managed IT service provider could be exhausting. However, a company that has been trusted by law firms, schools, and healthcare providers is something to consider and is totally noteworthy.




According to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, “It’s not about acquiring more business applications but connecting these business processes, and creating systems of action. Systems of intelligence {of Dynamics 365] are Sales Operations, People Operations (HR), Customer Support, and Field Operations.”

Microsoft Dynamics 365‘s upcoming updates are not only for improved viewing and user experiences but also created a breakthrough for sales, as well.

Microsoft Dynamics CRM continues to improve by addressing the needs of its customers. Additional features will be integrated to the Enterprise and Business editions of Dynamics 365. Theme and system customizations can now be applied with colors that can be assigned to the objects in the form. Features are bound to be more user-friendly since the unified interface will enable the user to see as many sections as possible in a single glance. One page with one view can be accessed through the Advanced Settings page. Readability will be improved with the inclusion of text wraps that will allow the viewer to see the full data that has been filled in.  The activity feed will also be updated so that the service team will be able to have the same view as the sales team.

Microsoft partnered with Dun & Bradstreet, a business data network company, in order to yield more leads through in-depth analyses and rich databases. This is destined to become a big step to gain and trace leads from D&B’s database of company information that includes over two hundred million businesses all over the world. This is highly beneficial for small to medium businesses that are users of Dynamics 365 because they are just starting to maximize their reach while exploring new possible clients.

With Dynamics 365’s ability to synchronize and organize data while turning everything into multifunctional use, data building and accessing information on leads will be a game changer for sales by speeding up the process for lead generation.




Satya Nadella, the Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft, had unboxed Microsoft 365 (a software package solution) that was developed for businesses and enterprises. This happened during Microsoft Inspire 2017, the biggest annual partner conference, held in Washington D.C., USA. Microsoft infuses three key business process-tailored programs: Office 365, Windows 10, Enterprise Mobility + Security in two variants of Microsoft 365.

True to Microsoft 365’s value propositions that include creativity, teamwork, simplicity, and security, business processes will be streamlined and simplified with Microsoft Enterprise and Business.

Microsoft 365 Enterprise is for large businesses that have more than 300 employees or users and includes Office 365 Enterprise, Windows 10 Enterprise, and Enterprise Mobility + Security.  In addition, Microsoft 365 Enterprise E3 and E5 are now available for purchase.

Microsoft 365 Business is especially tailored for small to medium businesses that have less than 300 employees. It is an innovative product that compressed Office 365 Business Premium with Windows 10 and Enterprise Mobility + Security, so that it would be economically priced for businesses that are small-scale compared to enterprises.

“In a world that is rapidly becoming digital, millions of jobs are fundamentally about digital transformation and digital capability that are being spread all over the world [and] that will have much broader impact in every economy [and] every society,” Nadella acclaimed.

He stressed that digital transformations of business processes (particularly in jobs) must be completely functional to the user in order to keep up with continuous modernization.

“To address the needs of these four digital transformation outcomes, […]empowering employees, engaging customers, optimizing operations, and changing the very business product or business model. We will thrive if we do our best to work in addressing the customer need across these four outcomes by industry, by geography.” Nadella stated.

He believes that the outcomes of digital transformation are attainable with Microsoft 365 that turns their products into solutions within business systems whether it is for an enterprise or a small to medium business.