Telstra-Microsoft Alliance Partnership

Telstra-Microsoft partnership

As partners for over 15 years, Microsoft and Telstra are focused on developing innovative and sustainable cloud-based connectivity, business automation and professional services solutions that are designed to improve productivity and help customers achieve more while meeting increasing demands on their business.

Digital Transformation for Armstrong Industrial Corporation

Our long-standing strategic partnership delivers solutions across multiple industries - driving efficiency, amplifying decision making capabilities and enhancing customer experiences.

Find out how Telstra helped precision engineering firm Armstrong to transform into a digital-first organisation, moving away from legacy on-premise applications to more cloud-native services.

Since 1974, Armstrong Industrial Corporation has been pioneers in precision engineering.  They are Asia’s trusted leader in Noise, Vibration & Heat Management Solutions.

At Armstrong, we are always looking at how we can be the most innovative solution provider for our customers and stakeholders. When COVID struck, we realised that many of our work processes were manual or paper based and proved to be ineffective during this period. It got us thinking deeper on a digital transformation where we look into how we can re-design and automate our processes, how we can institutionalise operations, product and service excellence, and how we can utilise data to make critical business decisions.

At Telstra Purple, we are the professional and managed services consulting arm of Telstra. We deliver end-to-end digital transformation for our clients. This is achieved through our Telstra 4D consulting approach  – Discover, Define, Deliver, Drive. Through our methodology, we discover the challenges Armstrong are facing and understand their people, process, and technology. In the define phase we use the learning and insights from discovery and create a blueprint to solve our customer’s business challenges. To date we build a data platform in Azure that consolidates all ERP data for analytics. This allows for automation and a consolidated view of data on a single cloud platform. As Armstrong’s digital transformation partner, we are bringing people, process and technology together to drive long and lasting changes.

Telstra jumpstarted our journey into building a modern data stack which supports the consolidation of ERP data from 17 locations across 7 countries. We can now better track various metrics at a consolidated group level. We also rebuild their material library as a cloud-native web application with multi-language support, data analytics and state-of-art ElasticSearch.

Our new Material Library offers Armstrong an intuitive user experience. This modern application allows us to easier search and do comparisons studies on our materials. We migrated Armstrong users and their regional affiliates to a single Microsoft 365 tenant. Using the Microsoft 365 suite, the service infrastructure and user experience have been standardised across all countries. We provide training to all users so that Armstrong can get the most out of Microsoft 365. Leveraging our Telstra Adaptive network, we have build a SASE architecture for Armstrong that combines network security with WAN capabilities.

We have successfully connected their China office with the rest of the teams. Telstra Purple has been able to garner the right professional experience and expertise within their team to help us with our problem statements. We were also able to breed deeper engagement as Telstra Purple could provide an end-to-end solution from network infrastructure to front-end applications. Personally, I love the collaborative and transparent relationship we have with the Armstrong team. We really feel like one team working together to drive successful outcomes.

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The Telstra-Microsoft Partnership – where we can help you

Digital Transformation

Transform your digital capabilities and achieve more to meet increasing demands on your business with intelligent Cloud, AI and IoT solutions

Modern Work

Harness emerging technology to enable communication, collaboration and connection beyond the traditional boundaries with colleagues, partners and customers in a secure and frictionless solution.

Business Automation

Empower your people to concentrate on higher-value tasks by automating manual processes, enabling rapid application development, and introducing virtual assistants.

Cloud Adoption

Our Telstra Cloud experts can support your transition into the Azure cloud to boost your business productivity and agility.

Joint Service Offerings

Telstra Calling for Microsoft Teams

We empower organisations to make calls to landlines or mobiles straight from Microsoft Teams, with each user allocated a PSTN natively in Office 365. You can port or migrate your existing phone number, range or allocate new numbers via the online portal.

Microsoft Azure Peering Service and Operator Connect for Microsoft Teams

This offering enables direct connection to Microsoft Azure and Microsoft cloud services—and allows you to benefit from simplified provisioning through the Microsoft Teams Admin Centre.

Microsoft 365 from Telstra

Stay productive even on the go with one integrated solution including Teams, OneDrive cloud storage, and Office apps with advanced security options—at a price that’s right for your business. Telstra is a Direct Bill Cloud Services Provider, which gives you more flexibility in choosing your services and a higher level of support.

Microsoft Azure from Telstra Purple

Realise true business transformation with Microsoft Azure, backed by experts from Telstra Purple. We’ll help you put ideas into action and help develop innovations to solve your business challenges at pace—delivering true competitive advantage, today and into the future. Telstra is a Direct Bill Cloud Services Provider, which gives you more flexibility in choosing your services and a higher level of support.

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Why Telstra?

Long-standing alliance

We have partnered with Microsoft for over 15 years, focusing on innovative solutions that deliver value and transformation for our customers in Asia and beyond. Our renewed commitment to co-creation and development signals a new generation of digital solutions that empower businesses in an evolving world. 

Expert teams to help you do and achieve more

Telstra has over 1,500 certified and accredited Microsoft Professionals across numerous disciplines, as well as Microsoft MVP awardees and dedicated Microsoft Practice Leads. With Telstra’s customer-centric approach, you’ll have the support of our experts to realise your vision.

Accredited professionals

Our people have 4,500+ accreditations in key Microsoft products, solutions, and capabilities—giving you not only the best knowledge and skills at your disposal, but also the assurance that you have trusted partners in your digital transformation journey.

Solution partner designation across multiple solution areas​

We have Solution Partner designation for Infrastructure, Digital & App Innovation, Data & AI, and Modern Work—but we didn’t stop there. We are also Specialisation Partner for Calling for Microsoft, Infra and Database Migration to Microsoft Azure, Meeting and Meeting Rooms for Microsoft Teams as well as Gold partner in key competencies such as Cloud Platform, Application Development, Security, Data Analytics, Communications, Cloud Productivity, and more.​


2023 Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards 2023 Manufacturing and Supply Chain - Singapore
2021 Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards 2021 Future of Work Transformation
2021 Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards 2021 Societal Impact
2019 Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards 2019 Open Source on Azure - Singapore
2018 Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards 2018 Azure Data Estate Modernisation - Singapore


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