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Microsoft Announces Top Partners
Awards Made at Minneapolis Conference

Microsoft Corp. today announced the winners of the 2005 Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards. The awards recognize Microsoft Registered, Certified and Gold Certified partners that delivered exemplary solutions for their customers during the past year.

Winners were announced at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference 2005, the company’s premier annual event for industry partners, held this year in Minneapolis. In addition, Microsoft announced the winners of the Global Enterprise Services and Technology Partner of the Year, Global ISV Partner of the Year, Customer Experience of the Year, and Winning Customer of the Year awards.

More than 1,800 entries were submitted by partners worldwide; the award winners were selected from a group of finalists based on their dedicated use of Microsoft technologies to provide solutions for their customers’ needs. Award winners this year included:

CRN/Microsoft Best in Show Award Winners

CRN/Microsoft Best in Show, Small Business: Sapago Inc.

CRN/Microsoft Best in Show, Midmarket: Vis.align Inc.

CRN/Microsoft Best in Show, Enterprise: Best Crossmark

CRN/Microsoft Best in Show, Innovation: Internosis Inc.

Winning Customer Award Winners

Brilliance Information SDN BHD

GijimaAST

Infosys Technologies Ltd.

Level Platforms Inc.

Lynx Technology Ltd.

Pexim Solutions

Pyxis Technologies CC

Syntax Integration Ltd.

Unisys Corp.

Customer Experience Award Winners

Diesel

Feelanet Co. Ltd.

Otsuka Corp.

Raqmiyat LLC

Specialist in Custom Software Inc.

Touchstone Group plc

Vision Software SA

Global ISV Partner of the Year Award Winner

Citrix Systems Inc.

Global Enterprise Services and Technology Partner of the Year Award Winner

HP

Advanced Infrastructure Solutions Award Winners

Sales and Marketing Award

Levi, Ray & Shoup Inc.

Technical Innovation Award

PointBridge Solutions LLC

Advanced Infrastructure Solutions Specialization Award Winners

This award recognizes partner excellence in delivering solutions including Web-based applications, internal and external portals, solutions for managing large amounts of data and translating it into business intelligence, and more efficient communications both within the enterprise and from remote sites. These are the winners:

Fujitsu Siemens Computers GmbH

Hostbasket

Levi, Ray & Shoup Inc.

LogicaCMG Nederland BV

PointBridge Solutions LLC

Rackspace Managed Hosting

Scalability Experts Inc.

WebCentral

Business Intelligence Solutions Award Winners

Sales and Marketing Award

Solutions Consulting Group

Technical Innovation Award

Information Management Group

Custom Development Solutions Award Winners

Sales and Marketing Award

Vertscape Inc.

Technical Innovation Award

Magenic Technologies Norcal

Information Worker Solutions Award Winners

Sales and Marketing Award

CONVERGENCE

Technical Innovation Award

ASCENTN CORP.

The Information Worker Specialization Award Winners

This award recognizes solution providers that help customers realize increased service revenues, new market opportunities and a renewed focus on high-value customer engagements via Microsoft Office System technology. These are the winners:

Atos Origin

Interlink Group Inc.

Navantis Inc.

STR SpA

Tenrox

Integrated E-Business Solutions Award Winners

Sales and Marketing Award

SYSTEMGROUP INC.

Technical Innovation Award

Daenet

ISV/Software Solutions Award Winners

Sales and Marketing Award

Fujitsu Ltd.

Technical Innovation Award

Exact Holding NV

The ISV/Software Solutions Specialization Award Winner

This award recognizes partners that develop packaged software solutions, based on Microsoft technologies, by creating robust software to meet specific customer needs and market demand. This is the winner:

Upside Software Inc.

Learning Solutions Award Winners

Sales and Marketing Award

QuickStart Intelligence

Technical Innovation Award

Synergy Professional Services

Licensing Solutions Award Winners

Sales and Marketing Award

Otsuka Corp.

Technical Innovation Award

Express Metrix

The Licensing Solutions — Software Asset Management Specialization Award Winners

This award recognizes partners that have developed new approaches to simplifying license acquisition, management and planning to make the process seamless, positive and effective for their customers. This is the winner:

ASAP Software

Microsoft Business Solutions Solution Award Winners

Sales and Marketing Award

World Class International

Technical Innovation Award

ePartners

Mobility Solutions Award Winners

Sales and Marketing Award

ALK Technologies Ltd.

Technical Innovation Award

WPA ApS

Networking Infrastructure Solutions Award Winners

Sales and Marketing Award

Otsuka Corp.

Technical Innovation Award

Quadrasystems.net (India) Private Ltd.

OEM Hardware Solutions Award Winners

Sales and Marketing Award

T.S.B. Computer

Technical Innovation Award

DigiPOS Systems Inc.

The OEM Hardware Solutions Specialization Award Winners

This award recognizes partners that build and promote desktop or server hardware systems preinstalled with genuine Microsoft software and that provide key support services to end-user customers, by offering leading solutions configured according to customers’ needs and supported to ensure complete customer satisfaction. This is the winner:

PC Wholesale (U.S.)

Security Solutions Award Winners

Sales and Marketing Award

Dimension Data PTY LTD.

Technical Innovation Award

Ward Solutions

The Security Solutions Specialization Award Winners

This award recognizes partners that work in tandem with Microsoft to develop superior approaches to continually updating and improving Windows® platform security by providing exceptional security infrastructure and management to customers. These are the winners:

CCD/Vynamics Corp.

Datalog Software AG

Processor Informatica SA

Small Business Solutions Award Winners

Sales and Marketing Award

Computer Institute of the Rockies

Technical Innovation Award

IdealSoft Pte Ltd.

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Partner of the Year Awards were announced by Microsoft at the Worldwide Partner Conference in Minneapolis. Award categories included Best in Show, eBusiness, Learning Solutions, Business Intelligence, Advanced Infrastructure, and several others.




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