Kirk ISS Named 2024 Microsoft Cayman Islands Partner of the Year

Kirk ISS Named Microsoft's 2024 Country Partner of the Year in the Cayman Islands

Prestigious award underscores expertise and innovation in Microsoft powered technology. 

Kirk Information Solutions and Services (Kirk ISS) today announced it has won the 2024 Microsoft Partner of the Year Award for the Cayman Islands. 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.

Upon learning of the award, Managing Director, Geoff Cuff acknowledged the hard work that goes into being a global leader in the Microsoft space: “We’re thrilled to be recognized again as the premiere Microsoft partner in the Cayman Islands. As the IT landscape continues to evolve, our dedicated Microsoft engineers have been hard at work staying at the forefront of Microsoft’s powerful technologies and helping our customers achieve more every day. I’m very proud of what our team has been able to achieve for our customers who depend on us to get their IT solutions right the first time, every time.”

The Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards recognize Microsoft partners that have developed and delivered outstanding Microsoft Cloud applications, services, devices, and AI innovation during the past year. Awards were classified in various categories, with honorees chosen from more than 4,700 nominations from more than 100 countries. Kirk ISS was recognized for providing outstanding Microsoft security solutions in the Cayman Islands.

“Congratulations to the winners and finalists of the 2024 Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards!” said Nicole Dezen, Chief Partner Officer and Corporate Vice President at Microsoft. “The momentum generated by numerous AI & Copilot announcements this year fueled innovation from our partners, enabling groundbreaking services and solutions to customers. I am inspired by the capability and creativity in our partner ecosystem and this year’s winners beautifully demonstrate the best of what’s possible with AI and the Microsoft Cloud.”

The 2024 Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards are announced ahead of MCAPS Start 2024 Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards press release guidelines for Partners, our digital event on July 10th and 11th. Partners will receive recognition at MCAPS Start for Partners ahead of in person celebrations during the week of Microsoft Ignite in November. Additional details on the 2024 awards are available on the Microsoft Partner blog: The complete list of categories, winners and finalists can be found at

Unleash the Power of Continuous Learning with Microsoft Viva

Unleash the Power of Continuous Learning with Microsoft Viva

In the dynamic landscape of today’s professional world, continuous learning has become a cornerstone for personal and organisational growth. Microsoft Viva Learning, introduced as part of the Microsoft Viva platform, aims to revolutionise the way companies approach employee development. This article will delve into the key features, architecture, and benefits of Microsoft Viva Learning.

Microsoft Viva Learning is an integrated learning platform designed to centralise and simplify the learning experience for employees within Microsoft 365. It brings together various learning resources, content, and tools, creating a unified hub for continuous development.

Unified Learning Hub

Viva Learning integrates seamlessly with Microsoft Teams, providing a unified learning experience within the familiar Teams interface. Employees can access learning resources, courses, and training materials without switching between different platforms.

Content Aggregation

Viva Learning aggregates content from various sources, including LinkedIn Learning, Microsoft Learn, and third-party providers. This enables organisations to leverage a wide range of resources to meet diverse learning needs.

Key Features of Microsoft Viva Learning:

Personalised Learning Paths

Viva Learning uses AI to analyse employee skills, roles, and preferences to recommend personalized learning paths.

This feature ensures that employees receive relevant content tailored to their individual development goals.

Integration with Microsoft Teams

The integration with Teams makes learning a seamless part of the daily workflow.

Team leaders can assign and track learning tasks directly within Teams, fostering a collaborative and engaging learning environment.

Rich Analytics and Insights

Viva Learning provides analytics dashboards for administrators to track employee engagement, completion rates, and overall learning progress.

Insights gained from these analytics enable organisations to make data-driven decisions about their training programs.

Real-Time Updates and Adaptive Learning Thanks to AI

Microsoft Graph API Integration

Viva Learning leverages Microsoft Graph API to integrate with various data sources within Microsoft 365. This integration allows for real-time updates and ensures that learning content is always up to date.

Adaptive Learning with AI

The AI capabilities of Viva Learning enable adaptive learning experiences. Machine learning algorithms analyse user behaviour, learning patterns, and feedback to continually refine and improve the learning recommendations.

Benefits for Organisations

Improved Employee Engagement

By integrating learning seamlessly into the Teams environment, Viva Learning enhances employee engagement with training materials.

Efficient Training Management

Team leaders and administrators can manage training initiatives more efficiently through the centralised dashboard and reporting features.

Flexibility and Scalability

Viva Learning’s ability to aggregate content from various sources ensures flexibility and scalability for organisations with diverse learning needs.

A Powerful Learning Platform

Microsoft Viva Learning represents a significant leap forward in the realm of employee development. By combining the power of Microsoft 365, Teams integration, and AI-driven personalisation, it offers a comprehensive solution for organisations looking to foster a culture of continuous learning. As businesses navigate the ever-evolving landscape, embracing platforms like Viva Learning becomes instrumental in staying competitive and empowering employees for success.

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