MarketNet Attains Gold Certified Partner Status in Microsoft Partner Program

MarketNet Also Earns Microsoft Competencies in Custom Development Solutions, Advanced Infrastructure Solutions and Hosting Solutions

Dallas 7/20/2009 11:40 PM GMT (TransWorldNews)

 

 

MarketNet Attains Gold Certified Partner Status in Microsoft Partner Program

MarketNet Also Earns Microsoft Competencies in Custom Development Solutions, Advanced Infrastructure Solutions and Hosting Solutions

 

MarketNet, is proud to announce that they have earned the Gold Certified Microsoft Partner status with competencies in Custom Development Solutions, Advanced Infrastructure Solutions and Hosting Solutions. This recognizes MarketNet's expertise and impact in the technology marketplace. To be recognized as a Microsoft Certified Partner means that MarketNet:

 

As a Gold Certified Partner, MarketNet has demonstrated expertise with Microsoft technologies and a 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.

 

"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 Jill Bach, principal and founder of MarketNet. "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, corporate vice president of the Worldwide Partner 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 MarketNet as a new Gold Certified Partner for demonstrating its expertise in providing customer satisfaction using Microsoft products and technology."

 

As one of the requirements for attaining Gold Certified Partner status, MarketNet 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. Within select Competencies, there are Specializations that focus on specific solution areas that recognize deeper expertise within that Competency. Serving as a specialized path to earning those Competencies, Specializations give direct access to the tools and resources that support that specific area of focus.

 

The Custom Development Solutions competency is designed for partners that specialize in demand generation, technical and sales learning opportunities, and early adopter initiatives across Microsoft developer technologies, with an emphasis on Microsoft Visual Studio 2005. These partners deliver focused value for specific communities of developer partners through 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 Joe Marini, Director, Development Tools Ecosystem 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. The Custom Development Solutions Competency provides partners with a way to showcase their expertise delivering custom-built solutions to customers, to enhance partners' revenue opportunities and positioning them for growth."

 

The Advanced Infrastructure Solutions Competency is designed for partners that specialize in infrastructure solutions such as storage and systems management; this competency provides the information, tools, and support customers need to help expand their business. Specializations within this competency include Microsoft Active Directory, Storage Solutions, Systems Management Solutions, and Windows Desktop Deployment.

 

The Hosting Solutions Competency is designed for partners that have proven proficiencies in developing hosting solutions based on Microsoft solutions. This competency is vital as partner- hosted services play a key role in how customers consume Microsoft software.

 

"Our industry partners are integral in allowing us to deliver high-quality solutions and applications to our customers, and we're always looking at ways to strengthen those relationships," said Aanal Bhatt, senior product manager, Partner Recruitment and Activation at Microsoft Corp. "Solutions competencies enable Microsoft to provide resources and training to partners who want to provide the best customer service possible. The competencies also provide industry partners with a way to showcase their expertise to customers that depend on them for services, such as building critical infrastructure including storage and hosting solutions."

 

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.

 

MarketNet, Inc., based in Dallas, is a full-service interactive design and development company, provides marketing, strategy, creative services, web development, application development, search marketing and analytics and reporting to its broad client base. For more information, go to www.marketnet.com

 

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About MarketNet, Inc.

MarketNet is a full-service interactive design and development company. Based in Dallas, MarketNet provides marketing, strategy, creative services, web development, application development, search marketing and analytics and reporting to its broad client base. For cutting-edge analysis and opinions on topics log onto MarketNet’s blog: http://blog.MarketNet.com/. For more information on effective websites, contact MarketNet at 972-941-3200 or www.MarketNet.com.

 

 

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