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1Microsoft Partner of the Year Vertical Industry and Segment Awards

Alliance ISV Industry Partner of the YearInvensyswww.invensys.comInvensys is a Microsoft Global Alliance partner focusing on the Manufacturing and Resources and the Consumer Goods industries. With solutions that are used by more than 40,000 clients around the world in over 200,000 plants and facilities, Invensys Operations Management has developed leading solutions on the Microsoft platform for these industries for over two decades. Last year it worked on developments on Microsoft Windows Azure and Windows Phone 7 and stepped up its sales efforts with great success.

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Alliance Partner of the Year – Advanced InfrastructureCitrix Systems, Inc.www.citrix.comCitrix was strategically and globally engaged in more sales and marketing activities with Microsoft in FY11 than at any other time over their 22-year partnership, driving strategic go-to-market efforts worldwide, including the V-Alliance campaign. Citrix sets themselves apart from other Infrastructure partners with significant investments in technology adoption, field sales efforts, and driving Microsoft technology in the market.

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Alliance Partner of the Year – Application Platform Accenture/ and Avanade represent Microsoft’s most valuable application platform partners by combining the industry expertise of Accenture with the best in class Microsoft technical skills in Avanade. The alliance is referred to as the Power of 3 and in FY11, Accenture/Avanade invested close to $100M in Microsoft-based solution assets on the Microsoft platform.

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Communications Sector Partner of the YearTech Mahindrahttp://techmahindra.comFocused primarily on the telecommunications industry, Tech Mahindra has deepened its partnership with Microsoft over the last year and expanded its solution set to address communication service providers’ needs leveraging Microsoft’s latest technologies and products, including Microsoft Dynamics CRM Lab inauguration in Noida offering customized CRM capabilities and flexible application options developed specifically for communication service providers globally.

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Dynamics Distribution Partner of the YearAccenture/ has delivered outstanding business results and incredible examples of customer satisfaction and ROI by delivering a complete, end-to-end solution for distribution companies based on Dynamics ERP and the Microsoft platform. The solution is packaged for rapid implementation and deployed either on the customer premise or hosted as Avanade’s Cloud ERP Solution.

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Dynamics Professional Services Partner of the YearClient Profileswww.clientprofiles.comFocused on meeting the business process challenges of firms in the legal vertical, Client Profiles has built up a strong customer base of over 2,200 law offices with its CRM4Legal solution. Working collaboratively with Microsoft’s EPG team in the pursuit of very large deals while also sponsoring key industry events and delivering thoughtful leadership, the firm has created an extensive partner network around the globe.

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Dynamics Retail Partner of the Year IGNIFYwww.ignify.comA leader in cloud and multi-channel solutions for Microsoft Dynamics, Ignify leveraged those strengths in FY11 to extend Microsoft Dynamics AX for Retail and create an innovative and compelling solution for specialty retailers in North America. Ignify’s eCommerce combines the power of Dynamics ERP and CRM with the cloud-ready capability of Windows Azure to offer customers consistency regardless of channel and build the loyalty retailers need to win.

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Public Sector, Public Safety and National Security Partner of the YearGreenLine Systems Inc.www.greenlinesystems.comBased on the Microsoft platform and client technologies, GreenLine created a highly scalable suite of applications to integrate and process diverse data streams from commercial, logistical, and financial activities into a unified view of trust, risk, and operational details allowing defense, law enforcement, and regulatory enforcement agencies to fulfill their safety, security, and trade facilitation mandates in a cost-effective manner.