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RESTON, Va. - July 14, 2008 - AppDeploy, the leading destination for systems management professionals and the Internet's largest community of application and computer administrators, announced today that founder Bob Kelly, has been recognized as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for his expertise in both setup and deployment, and systems administration. The award acknowledges Kelly's passion for providing the technology industry a trusted and unbiased resource for information on systems management automation.

The MVP Award recognizes IT community leaders worldwide who openly share their extraordinary real world and technical expertise with others. The MVP award, which is given annually to a select group of exceptional technical community leaders, acknowledges and rewards the most active Microsoft community members who provide invaluable online and offline expertise making a difference in technology-based communities.

"I am honored to be named a Microsoft MVP," said Kelly, founder of AppDeploy and senior product manager at KACE. "I created AppDeploy to help administrators better understand the intricacies of Windows deployment technologies. My thanks go out to the over a quarter of a million visitors per month that frequent AppDeploy, giving me the visibility to be recognized in this way."

"Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals are exceptional community leaders from around the world who are awarded for sharing their real-world expertise in offline and online technical communities," said Mark Clagett, MVP Lead for Windows Server. "Microsoft MVP's are a highly select group of experts that represent the technical community's best and brightest, and they share a deep commitment to community and a willingness to help others. Through their extensive community activity, MVPs help others solve problems and discover new capabilities, helping people get the maximum value from their technology."

AppDeploy.com was acquired by KACE, the leading systems management appliance company, in 2007. This relationship has sparked the continuous development of AppDeploy's online community, while integrating its extensive knowledge base directly into its system management appliances via a capability called AppDeploy Live.

About Bob Kelly

Bob Kelly is the founder, manager and moderator of AppDeploy, the leading destination for systems management professionals and the Internet's largest community of application and computer administrators. Bob is a 17-year veteran of the IT industry, focusing on desktop management for the past several years. He is author of several books, articles and papers on desktop administration and scripting. Kelly is a regular speaker at industry events like the Microsoft Management Summit and is an author of the Microsoft Business Desktop Deployment (BDD) feature team guides on the topic of application deployment. For more on Kelly visit www.bkelly.com.

About AppDeploy

AppDeploySM is the leading destination for systems management professionals and the Internet's largest community of application and computer administrators.

AppDeploy is headquartered in Reston, Virginia. To learn more about AppDeploy, please visit http://www.appdeploy.com.

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