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1Microsoft Partner of the Year 2011 Network Competency Awards

Content Management Partner of the YearKnowledgeLakewww.knowledgelake.com Using SharePoint Server 2010 to create an enterprise scalable and comprehensive document imaging solution for searching, viewing, securing, routing and annotating mission-critical electronic content for one of the world’s largest producers of chicken, beef and pork, KnowledgeLake helped its client make a faster, more reliable ECM system that has reduced imaging costs by 60 to 70 percent.

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Data Platform Partner of the YearHPwww.hp.com HP’s investment into jointly designing and developing HP SQL Appliances with Microsoft brought better customer choice of deployment and lowered total cost of ownership, resulting in significant SQL Server revenue and pipeline.

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Desktop Partner of the YearAccenture/Avanade www.avanade.com Avanade was honored for engaging with over 140 companies worldwide on desktop transformation and next generation workplace solutions that feature Windows 7, MDOP and Office 2010, and for helping those companies to transform the enterprise desktop into a strategic productivity platform.

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Digital Marketing Partner of the YearCatapult Systemswww.catapultsystems.com A national Microsoft-focused IT consulting company that uses Microsoft technologies to build and implement innovative websites, Catapult won this year for work with a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to cancer research to create a collaborative knowledge environment where data could be shared securely across the organization.

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Dynamics CRM Partner of the YearHitachi Consultingwww.hitachiconsulting.com Hitachi is leading the way in deploying enterprise customers in Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online and in aggressively switching customers from competitive cloud offerings, providing measurable results across a broad customer base. Hitachi partners with Certified for Microsoft Dynamics ISVs like Scribe, ExactTarget and CWR Mobility to round out its solution offerings and ensure fast time to solution delivery for its prospects.

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Dynamics ERP Partner of the YearXAPThttp://xapt.com Over the last 11 years, XAPT has been a critical partner for the Dynamics team, offering vertically specific solutions across the Dynamics NAV, Dynamics CRM and Dynamics AX product lines, with solutions fully utilizing the Microsoft stack. In the process, the company has expanded across Europe and North America and achieved a 60 percent compound annual rate of growth for its business.

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ISV/Software Industry Partner of the YearGlobal 360www.global360.com Global 360’s innovative use of Visio, SharePoint, SharePoint Services, SQL Server, BizTalk, Lync and other Microsoft technologies within its BPM suite allows joint customers to leverage the investments they have today and build strategic process applications for tomorrow’s business requirements. Microsoft sales organizations leverage Global 360 and their influenced wins with the Microsoft field are proof – having doubled from FY10 to FY11.

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Learning Competency Marketing Acceleration Partner of the YearGlobal Knowledgewww.globalknowledge.comGlobal Knowledge’s development of the proprietary TAP (Target, Acquire, and Personalize) marketing methodology drove a continuous stream of prospects that won it 225,000 new contacts per year, over 80,000 new customer sites that are penetrated with over 20 million individualized and targeted outgoing marketing touches each year. This allows them to effectively communicate our Microsoft value propositions, market new technologies and reach audiences that are ready for training.

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Mobility Business-to-Consumer Application Partner of the YearNeudesicwww.neudesic.com A Microsoft National Systems Integrator and Gold Certified Partner, Neudesic won this year for helping a leading online real estate services customer to empower its clients through remote access to Realtor.com resources, thus enhancing their ability to search for real estate using their mobile devices. Neudesic delivered the application that allowed Realtor.com customers to connect to service through Windows Phone 7 devices, taking advantage of features like GPS sensor, accelerometer, storage, and the new Metro UI.

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Mobility Partner of the YeariLink Systemswww.ilink-systems.comA top developer of premium applications for Windows Phone 7, iLink Systems developed, deployed, and integrated close to thirty Windows Phone 7 applications in 2010. iLink Systems has supported the “Windows Everywhere” philosophy by developing, integrating, and marketing Windows Phone 7 applications for Business to Consumer (B2C) customers, and creating compelling mobile applications that not only compete but beat similar mobile applications on other platforms.

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Project and Portfolio Management Partner of the YearPTCwww.ptc.comPTC was honored for its of Product Lifecycle Management portfolio’s integration with both Microsoft SharePoint® Server 2010 Enterprise Edition and Microsoft Project Server 2010 in a way that combines portfolio analysis, resource management and project management with a program & portfolio metrics engine that aggregates traditional KPIs from both systems.

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Server Platform Partner of the YearCommVault www.commvault.comCommVault was recognized for its development of information management solutions built from the ground up on the Microsoft Windows platform, and its strong collaboration with Technology, Reseller and Professional Services organizations and the Microsoft field. CommVault’s exclusive single-platform solution is 64-bit optimized and gives companies unprecedented control over data growth, costs and risk.

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Unified Communications Innovation Partner of the Year Polycomwww.polycom.comThe Unified Communications Innovation Partner of the Year is awarded to Polycom, who’s innovative and interoperable solutions span voice, video, telepresence, services, content management, and application integration across the full suite of the Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Productivity platforms, including Microsoft Lync.

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Virtualization Partner of the YearM7 Global Partners www.m7gp.comWhen channel firms AEC Group, Entisys Solutions/Agile360, Gotham Technology Group, IntraSystems, IPM, LPS Integration, and Right! Systems joined forces in 2010 under the M7 Global Partners consortium, they were able to shift their focus from VMware to Microsoft. M7 has increased its Microsoft virtualization pipeline in under a year and delivered over a dozen high profile wins resulting in VMware displacement.

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Volume Licensing Partner of the YearCDW www.cdw.comA dedicated licensing partner that demonstrates its commitment in many ways, CDW has excelled in collaboration with Microsoft on Select Plus, updated EA and Microsoft Financing to drive adoption, penetration and revenue growth.