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New Designation Elevates Tata Consultancy Services’ Microsoft Azure Gold Partner Capabilities and Advances Expertise to Jointly Drive Customers’ Digital Transformation Initiatives

NEW YORK | MUMBAI, October 10, 2018: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, has been named a Microsoft Azure Expert Managed Service Partner (MSP) by Microsoft. This new designation recognizes TCS’ proven expertise in delivering the highest quality of service on Azure and builds on its status as a Microsoft Gold Competency partner.

Microsoft launched the Azure Expert MSP program this year to identify key partners that have verified expertise in delivering next generation managed services, and is intended to give confidence to customers when selecting a partner to help them meet their digital transformation goals.

Only the most high-fidelity cloud managed service providers, like TCS, were named Azure Expert MSPs after a rigorous audit by an independent third party and multiple customer references. The assessment reviewed TCS’ managed services, people, processes, and technologies to confirm that it met or exceeded requirements such as optimizing operations, delivering lifetime value to customers, and enhancing Azure’s service offerings.

As the preferred transformation partner to customers looking to embrace the cloud, TCS has been investing in building close alliances with industry-leading platform and solution providers,” said Raman Venkatraman, Vice President and Global Head, Alliances & Technology Unit, TCS. “We are happy to receive this distinction as an Azure Expert MSP and look forward to our continued work with Microsoft to make our customers smarter, lighter, and faster.”

"Microsoft has a long-standing relationship with TCS, and our shared commitment to drive business results in the digital age are strongly aligned,” said Gavriella Schuster, Corporate Vice President, One Commercial Partner, Microsoft Corp. “As an Azure Expert MSP, TCS has demonstrated its ability to help organizations optimize their cloud capabilities and take advantage of the flexibility and enterprise-grade reliability that Azure provides.”

TCS is a Microsoft Gold Competency Partner, signifying that it is at the highest-level of the Microsoft Partner Network community and has best-in-class capabilities to deploy Microsoft business solutions. The company shares Microsoft’s vision of driving digital transformation, building on its industry-specific expertise and Microsoft’s cloud-based technologies to bring connected platforms to life in the Business 4.0™ era.

About Tata Consultancy Services Ltd (TCS)

Tata Consultancy Services is an IT services, consulting and business solutions organization that has been partnering with many of the world’s largest businesses in their transformation journeys for the last fifty years. TCS offers a consulting-led, cognitive powered, integrated portfolio of IT, Business & Technology Services, and engineering. This is delivered through its unique Location Independent Agile delivery model, recognized as a benchmark of excellence in software development.

A part of the Tata group, India's largest multinational business group, TCS has more than 400,000 of the world’s best-trained consultants in 46 countries. The company generated consolidated revenues of US $19.09 billion for year ended March 31, 2018 and is listed on the BSE (formerly Bombay Stock Exchange) and the NSE (National Stock Exchange) in India. TCS' proactive stance on climate change and award winning work with communities across the world have earned it a place in leading sustainability indices such as the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), MSCI Global Sustainability Index and the FTSE4Good Emerging Index. For more information, visit us at

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