And the Winners for the Microsoft Pinnacle Awards Are …

SAN DIEGO — March 7, 2007 — Microsoft Corp. today announced the recipients of its 11th annual Pinnacle Awards for customer achievement. The winners will be honored on Wednesday, March 14, at an exclusive luncheon celebration with Microsoft chief executive officer Steve Ballmer at Microsoft® Convergence 2007, the biannual conference for customers that use Microsoft Dynamics™ to optimally manage their businesses. Award winners are selected based on the outstanding success they have achieved with their Microsoft Dynamics applications.

The winners were nominated by fellow Microsoft Dynamics customers, partners and team members. The 2007 Pinnacle Awards were presented in 17 categories:

  • Overall Excellence: Haldex

  • Excellence in Innovation: Infragistics Inc.

  • Excellence in Education: University of Indianapolis, School of Business

  • Excellence in International Implementation: adidas GROUP

  • Excellence in Microsoft Technologies: Advanced Electronic Solutions

  • Excellence in Evangelism: The Linc Group

  • Fast Track Excellence: Leech Lake Gaming

  • Excellence in Environmental Sustainability: Lantmannen Unibake

  • Excellence in Role based Sales, Marketing and Customer Service: Logos Research Systems

  • Excellence in Role based CEO: Wakefield Canada Inc.

  • Excellence in Role based Finance and Administration: WebMD

  • Excellence in Role based Operations and Manufacturing: Heelys

  • Excellence in Services Industry Leadership: Embrace Pet Insurance

  • Excellence in the Manufacturing Industry: Stella D’oro

  • Excellence in the Retail/Distribution Industry: SuperSupplements

  • Excellence in the Public Sector: Maryland State Department of Education

  • Excellence in Healthcare: Wellmark

“Watching our customers use their Microsoft Dynamics applications to connect their business vision with their people and community is the most gratifying part of my job,” said Satya Nadella, corporate vice president of the Microsoft Business Solutions Group at Microsoft. “These award winners are shining examples of what can happen when creativity, passion and technology intersect, and we congratulate them all on their achievements.”

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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