Transend Attains Gold Certified Partner Status in Microsoft Partner Program
Transend Further Distinguishes Itself by Earning a Microsoft Competency in Independent Software Vendor/Software Solutions.
Palo Alto, CA – June 12, 2007 – Transend Corporation, a leading provider of email migration and conversion software, today announced it has attained Gold Certified Partner status in the Microsoft Partner Program with a competency in Independent Software Vendor/Software Solutions, recognizing Transend Corporation’s expertise and impact in the technology marketplace. As a Gold Certified Partner, Transend has demonstrated expertise with Microsoft technologies and proven ability to meet customers’ needs. Microsoft Gold Certified Partners receive a rich set of benefits, including access, training and support, giving them a competitive advantage in the marketplace.
Transend offers award winning email migration and conversion software for converting email data (messages, address books, calendars) between virtually all email systems. Transend’s tools are also heavily used by leading organizations in the forensics and compliance industry to convert email data for eDiscovery. Transend’s software tools have been used by large and small organizations around the world to convert well over 3.5 million mailboxes, enabling them to maintain valuable business data while upgrading their email technology.
“We are extremely pleased to have attained Gold Certified Partner status in the Microsoft Partner Program. This allows us to clearly promote our expertise and relationship with Microsoft to our customers,” said Fred Krefetz, president of Transend. “The benefits provided through our Gold Certified Partner status will allow us to continue to enhance the email conversion offerings we provide for customers.”
“Customers are looking for partner companies that can bridge the gap between their business demands and technology capabilities,” said Allison Watson, vice president of the Worldwide Partner Sales and Marketing Group at Microsoft Corp. “They need to trust in a company that can act as an expert adviser for their long-term strategic technology plans. Microsoft Gold Certified Partners, which have certified expertise and direct training and support from Microsoft, can build a positive customer experience with our technologies. Today, Microsoft recognizes Transend Corporation as a new Gold Certified Partner for demonstrating its expertise providing customer satisfaction using Microsoft products and technology.”
As one of the requirements for attaining Gold Certified Partner status, Transend had to declare a Microsoft Competency. Microsoft Competencies are designed to help differentiate a partner’s capabilities with specific Microsoft technologies to customers looking for a particular type of solution. Each competency has a unique set of requirements and benefits, formulated to accurately represent the specific skills and services that partners bring to the technology industry.
The ISV/Software Solutions Competency recognizes the skill and focus partners bring to a particular solution set. Microsoft Gold Certified Partners that have obtained this competency have a successful record of developing and marketing packed software based on Microsoft technologies, including Exchange and Outlook.
“Solutions competencies are an important way for Microsoft to better enable ISVs to meet customer needs,” said Sanjay Parthasarathy, corporate vice president of the Developer & Platform Evangelism Group at Microsoft. “They allow ISVs to keep and win customers through their deep knowledge of solutions-based Microsoft platform technologies. Microsoft has a long history of working closely with ISV partners to help them deliver compelling solutions and applications to our mutual customers, and the Microsoft Competencies are an important step in continuing to enhance vital relationships with ISVs worldwide.”
The Microsoft Partner Program was launched in October 2003 and represents Microsoft’s ongoing commitment to the success of partners worldwide. The program offers a single, integrated partnering framework that recognizes partner expertise, rewards the total impact that partners have in the technology marketplace, and delivers more value to help partners’ businesses be successful.
|Transend Corporation is a leading provider of Email Migration solutions with over 20 years experience developing and marketing email products worldwide. Transend’s email migration solutions have been used by many Fortune 500 and smaller companies as well as government entities around the world to migrate well over 3.5 million mailboxes. Transend products are sold across all continents directly and through a variety of VARs and IT services organizations. The company is headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif., with development and operational personnel in Pleasanton, CA, Seattle, WA and Portland, OR. For more information, please visit the company’s web site at www.transend.com or call 650-324-5370.|
|Transend and Transend Migrator are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Transend Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademark, brand and product names are the property of their respective holders.|
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