Newbury, UK – 03 July 2009 – IT services and solutions provider, 2e2, today announced it has been selected as a 2009 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) Awards finalist in Newly Recruited Partner of the Year.

"2e2 has worked hard to establish itself as a respected Microsoft partner and is delighted to have been recognised for its industry-leading approach to delivering cutting edge Microsoft technologies to its customer base" said Terry Burt, CEO, 2e2 "Being selected as a 2009 Microsoft WPC Awards finalist will further increase our credibility among potential customers and re-assure our current customers that they have partnered with a qualified and experienced provider to deploy Microsoft’s latest technology."

Awards will be presented in a number of categories, with winners chosen from a pool of nearly 2,000 entrants worldwide. The Newly Recruited Partner of the Year award recognises partners who, after having been successfully recruited through the competitive recruitment initiative in the past three years, have built practices with Microsoft. This award honours the most successful partners from this prestigious group who have earned high returns from their investments in their relationships with Microsoft. All areas of Microsoft business are covered, including systems integrators, ISVs, and Microsoft Dynamics partners. The judges will look for:

A significant investment in the technical training of the partners’ staff.
Amazing customer wins in competitive situations with great customer quotes about the chosen solutions and how the partners delivered solutions using Microsoft technologies.
Evidence that the solutions were implemented seamlessly, as measured by high customer satisfaction, customer references, and a future pipeline on Microsoft technologies relevant to the investments and wins.
To be eligible for this award, you must:

Have built a new practice with Microsoft over the last three years and have been recruited through the competitive recruitment function in the Microsoft sales teams.
Be enrolled in the Microsoft Partner Program at the Gold Certified or Certified Partner level.
"Partners are the key to igniting business innovation through great technology as well as helping customer drive down costs," said Allison L. Watson, Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Partner Group, Microsoft Corp. "Congratulations to the 2009 WPC Award finalists who have demonstrated a superior level of expertise as well as a focus on delivering customer value. We look forward to seeing these partners fulfil their limitless potential as they continue to provide customers with world-class Microsoft solutions."

The Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference Awards recognise Microsoft partners that have developed and delivered exceptional Microsoft-based solutions over the past year.

Published on: 3:35PM on 8th July 2009