The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2007-07-12T18:00:00Z Workshare Honoured as Partner of the Year for ISV/Software Solutions at 2007 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Program Awards 2007-07-12T18:00:00Z workshare-honoured-as-partner-of-the-year-for-isv-software-solutions-at-2007-microsoft-worldwide-partner-program-awards Workshare has proudly announced it has won Microsoft’s Partner of the Year Award for ISV/Software Solutions, 2007. Workshare was chosen out of an international field of top Microsoft Partners as delivering market-leading customer solutions built on Microsoft technology. The awards were presented at a ceremony on July 11 at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in Denver (US). "We are delighted to be singled out by Microsoft from its more than 400,000 partners as the 2007 Microsoft ISV/Software Solutions Partner of the Year," said Joe Fantuzzi, CEO, Workshare. "We built a strong relationship with Microsoft by tightly integrating our document control and content protection product lines with Microsoft’s innovative applications and platforms. This strategy serves both our 275 resellers and 6,000 customers, allowing them to better respond to ever-increasing demands for privacy, compliance and security." Awards were presented in a number of categories, with winners chosen from a pool of more than 1,800 entrants, worldwide. Workshare was recognised for superior technology and innovation in ISV/Software Solutions. The ISV/Software Solutions Partner of the Year Award recognises the ISV Competency partner that excels at developing and delivering "People Ready" packaged software to customers. The winning software solution will work together with one or more of Microsoft’s latest server-based platform and middleware products including SQL Server 2006, Windows Server 2003, BizTalk 2006, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, Microsoft Business Solutions (all products and versions) and Exchange Server 2007. The solution will also be built utilising Microsoft .NET development framework(s) and tools including Visual Studio 2005. A qualified "People Ready" software solution will help customers make better informed decisions and facilitate effective collaboration with colleagues, customers and partners. "Workshare is a great example of what can happen when combining a winning technology with a strong relationship with Microsoft," said Robert Deshaies, Vice President, U.S. Partner Group, Microsoft Corp. "In a period of just two short years, they have gone from registered partner status in the Microsoft Partner Program to a deeply engaged Gold Certified partner. Along their journey they demonstrated technical and business leadership consistently, to the point of distinction, through both the High Potential program and their status as a managed partner." The Microsoft Partner Program Awards recognise Microsoft Partners that have developed and delivered exceptional Microsoft-based solutions over the last year. ends About Workshare Workshare, an information security company delivers Secure Content Compliance solutions to over 6,000 organisations worldwide. Workshare solutions uniquely combine policy enforcement, management control and user entitlement to ensure safe information exchange without business disruption. Its products include Workshare Protect, Workshare Professional, Compare Service and TRACE! Workshare’s customer base spans small to large organisations in every industry segment with more than 60 percent of the Fortune 1000 and 85 percent of the ProServices 250. Over one million professionals in 65 countries use Workshare software. The company has offices in San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas, Washington DC, London, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Paris and Sydney. Workshare is the sponsor of www.metadatarisk.org, the definitive source for content security. For more information, visit www.workshare.com.