For Outstanding Achievement by a Customer, the Winner Is …

DALLAS — March 21, 2006 — Microsoft Corp. recently announced the recipients of its 10th annual Pinnacle Awards for customer achievement. The winners will be honored Sunday, March 26, at an exclusive dinner during Convergence 2006, the Microsoft Business Solutions group’s annual customer conference, being held at the Dallas Convention Center. The Pinnacle Awards recognize customers that have achieved outstanding success with their Microsoft Dynamics™ applications.

The winners were nominated by Microsoft Dynamics customers, partners and team members. The 2006 Pinnacle Awards were presented in nine categories: Innovation, Customer Service, Evangelism, Teamwork, Education, Fast Track, Microsoft® Technologies, Global Implementation and Overall Excellence.

The following Microsoft Dynamics customers received 2006 Pinnacle Awards:

  • Excellence in Innovation: Jet Support Services Inc.; Parts Now! LLC

  • Excellence in Customer Service: High Sierra Sport Co.; Promega Corp.

  • Excellence in Evangelism: GreenStone Farm Credit Services; Northeast Metro Intermediate School District 916; Young Broadcasting Inc.

  • Excellence in Teamwork: Global Link Logistics Inc.; Revman International Inc.; Sempra Global

  • Excellence in Education: Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

  • Fast Track Excellence: Moeller Design & Development; Tommy Hilfiger Licensing Inc.

  • Excellence in Microsoft Technologies: Furmanite Worldwide Inc.; Sōna MedSpa International Inc.

  • Excellence in Global Implementation: Esselte Corp.

  • Overall Excellence: Vision Fitness

“Helping customers achieve their full potential and reach their business goals is what we care about most,” said Doug Burgum, senior vice president of the Microsoft Business Solutions group at Microsoft. “This year’s Pinnacle Award winners are inspiring examples of what can be achieved when creativity and commitment to excellence are combined with Microsoft Dynamics applications.”

About the Pinnacle Awards

The Excellence in Innovation Award recognizes customers whose creative use of technology in their business management system delivers measurable benefits to their organization.

The Excellence in Customer Service Award recognizes customers whose business management system helps them measurably improve the value and levels of services delivered to their internal and/or external customers.

The Excellence in Evangelism Award recognizes customers that have best evangelized Microsoft Dynamics by sharing information with others and by helping improve the solution they are evangelizing.

The Excellence in Teamwork Award recognizes customers that accomplished a significant result from working collaboratively within their organization, with their partner and with Microsoft Dynamics.

The Excellence in Education Award recognizes a special group of customers that, through their role in higher education, have greatly enhanced their students’ learning experience by integrating Microsoft Dynamics products into their curriculum.

The Fast Track Excellence Award recognizes customers that have accomplished great strides in their first year as a customer by achieving significant results from their Microsoft Dynamics implementation.

The Excellence in Microsoft Technologies Award recognizes customers that have implemented and integrated multiple Microsoft technologies across their organizations to significantly improve operations.

The Excellence in Global Implementation Award recognizes customers that have achieved extraordinary successes in the implementation of their Microsoft business management solution across multiple countries and currencies.

The Pinnacle Award for Overall Excellence recognizes a customer that has demonstrated extraordinary efforts within multiple Pinnacle Award categories. The Overall Excellence winner is selected from nominations submitted across all categories.

About Microsoft Dynamics

Microsoft Dynamics is a line of financial, customer relationship and supply chain management solutions that helps businesses work more effectively. Delivered through a network of channel partners providing specialized services, these integrated, adaptable business management solutions work like and with familiar Microsoft software to streamline processes across an entire business.

About Microsoft

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

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