TechXpress Becomes Microsoft Gold Certified Partner
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January 7th, 2008 - San Luis Obispo - TechXpress, Inc. announced today that it has attained the highly regarded status of Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, with certified expertise in Advanced Infrastructure Solutions, Business Process and Integration Solutions, Networking Infrastructure Solutions and Small Business Specialist Community. Currently, TechXpress is the only Microsoft Gold Certified Partner within 60 miles of San Luis Obispo.

The Microsoft Partner Certification program identifies companies who meet exceptional performance levels when delivering solutions built on Microsoft technology. Gold Certification is the program’s highest designation.

"We see this as a confirmation of our commitment to providing cutting edge technology, expertise and top-level service to our business clients," said TechXpress Founder/CEO, Bryan Sarlitt. "This not only validates past excellence, it gives us the tools to serve our clients on an even higher level from this point on."

To receive certification, partner companies must undergo a comprehensive review by Microsoft to ensure that they meet its exacting standards. Microsoft reviews many facets of a partner company's performance, including customer references and in-house capabilities. Microsoft also requires that Microsoft Certified Professionals - individuals who have passed rigorous testing - are on staff.

As a Gold Certified partner, TechXpress will be among select companies that have the closest working relationship with Microsoft, giving it top-level access to exclusive Microsoft resources, support and training.

TechXpress will have access to Microsoft's exclusive Partner Knowledge Base, advanced access to pilot programs for Microsoft's newest technologies and a great deal more," said Sarlitt. "This is a tremendous advantage that we can pass along to our clients."

The competencies declared by TechXpress in the certification process are designed to help distinguish their capabilities with specific Microsoft technologies. Each competency has a unique set of requirements and benefits, formulated to accurately represent the specific skills and services that partners bring to their clients and the technology industry. TechXpress’ competencies are as follows:

Advanced Infrastructure Solutions: Designed for technology partners specializing in high-availability, complex infrastructure solutions. Areas of specialization for this competency are Active Directory and Identity Management, Exchange Migration and Deployment, Hosting, Systems Management, and Storage Solutions.

Business Process and Integration Solutions: Designed for technology partners with proven expertise in the deployment of business-to-business solutions, enterprise application integration, and business process integration and management.

Networking Infrastructure Solutions: Designed for technology partners who have proven their proficiency in implementing solutions based on the Microsoft Windows Server or Windows Small Business Server platforms.

"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." Microsoft has recognized TechXpress as a new Gold Certified Partner for demonstrating its expertise providing customer satisfaction using Microsoft products and technology.

TechXpress, Inc. is a leading information technology (IT) company offering innovative products and services that enable small and medium size enterprises to succeed in today's digital-age. Offerings include Managed IT Services, Internet Business Solutions, and Software Training Classes. For more information visit or call 782-TECH (8324).

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