DiscountASP.NET Renews Microsoft Gold Certified Partner Status with Quadruple Competencies

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January 21, 2009 - DiscountASP.NET, today announced it has successfully renewed their Microsoft Gold Certified Partner status with four Microsoft competencies, recognizing DiscountASP.NET’s expertise and impact in the technology marketplace. As a Gold Certified Partner, DiscountASP.NET 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.

As one of the requirements for attaining Gold Certified Partner status, DiscountASP.NET 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. DiscountASP.NET attained the Advanced Infrastructure Solutions and Networking Infrastructure competency to qualify for the Microsoft Gold Certified Partner level in 2006 and the Security Solutions competency in 2008. DiscountASP.NET has now added the new Hosting Solutions Competency as their fourth competency.

In their commitment to the hosting ecosystem, Microsoft introduced a new Hosting Solutions competency last year and has introduced new exams to qualify for this competency. The new competency provides hosting partners access to sales, marketing and training opportunities and establishes the organization as a hosting expert.

“As a hosting provider that focuses 100% on Windows-based shared web hosting, we felt that it was very important for us to obtain the Hosting Solutions competency and we are extremely proud to join the expert group of hosts that have attained this competency,” said Takeshi Eto VP Marketing and Business Development for DiscountASP.NET. “Having achieved four competencies firmly demonstrates our expertise and commitment to Microsoft technology and innovation.”

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.

About DiscountASP.NET:
DiscountASP.NET is an innovative global leader in Microsoft Windows-based shared hosting, focused on providing the best value in ASP.NET and SQL database hosting in the US and UK. DiscountASP.NET was one of the first hosts to launch Windows 2008 hosting and SQL 2008 hosting. Through strong word-of-mouth and their commitment to ASP.NET and SQL technology, DiscountASP.NET has become the choice for affordable enterprise-class ASP.NET web hosting. For more information, visit www.DiscountASP.NET.

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