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Engage Wins the Gold!

By Rich Campbell
For Release 8 a.m. CST
February 4, 2008

 Engage Software Attains Gold Certified Partner Status in Microsoft Partner Program

Engage Software Further Distinguishes Itself by Earning a Microsoft Competency in Custom Development Solutions, Web Development Specialization

St. Louis, MO — February 4, 2008 — Engage Software, today announced it has attained Gold Certified Partner status in the Microsoft Partner Program with a competency in Custom Development Solutions recognizing Engage Software’s expertise and impact in the technology marketplace. As a Gold Certified Partner, Engage Software 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 channel.

Founded in 1999, Engage Software is a privately held firm in St. Louis, Missouri, specializing in delivering flexible, highly customizable software and solutions. In recent years, we have become a leading provider of DotNetNuke modules and solutions.
 
“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 Rich Campbell, Engage Software’s President. “The benefits provided through our Gold Certified Partner status will allow us to continue to enhance the offerings that 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 Engage Software 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, Engage Software 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 Custom Development Solutions Competency is designed for technology partners providing custom-built solutions for clients that require value-added capabilities to optimize business opportunities. Specializations within the competency are Application Infrastructure Development, Smart Client Development and Web Development.
 
 “Our developer partners enable us to deliver high-quality solutions and applications to our customers,” said Nick Abbott, group manager in the .NET Developer Product Marketing Group at Microsoft Corp. “As the demand for applications built on the Microsoft platform continues to grow, there are more opportunities for providers of custom-developed applications than ever before. The Custom Development Solution Competency provides partners with a way to showcase their expertise delivering custom-built solutions to customers, enhancing partners’ revenue opportunities and positioning them for growth.”
 
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.

Engage Software specializes in leveraging the latest technologies to streamline business workflow by providing a variety of marketing, consulting, and software solutions.

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