MacrovisionÂ® Attains Gold Certified Partner Status in Microsoft Partner Program
SANTA CLARA, Calif.Â—January 11, 2006Â—MacrovisionÂ® Corporation (NASDAQ: MVSN), announced today that it has achieved the status of Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, reaching the highest level in three separate competencies as a result of its success in working with Microsoft and delivering Microsoft-compatible solutions to enterprise customers: Advanced Infrastructure Solutions, ISV Software Solutions, and Networking Infrastructure Solutions.
Â“Customers are looking for partner companies that can bridge the gap between their business demands and technology capabilities. They need to trust in someone that can act as an expert adviser for their long-term strategic technology plans. Microsoft Gold Certified Partners, which have certified expertise and direct training and support from Microsoft, can build a positive customer experience with our technologies,Â” said Allison Watson, vice president of the Worldwide Partner Sales and Marketing Group at Microsoft Corp. Â“Today, Microsoft recognizes Macrovision as a new Microsoft Gold Certified Partner for demonstrating its expertise in providing customer satisfaction with Microsoft products and technology.Â”
In recent months, Macrovision has worked closely with Microsoft on several initiatives, announcing products that support and extend the latest Microsoft technology, including FLEXnetÂ™ InstallShieldÂ® 11.5, which features complete integration with Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 and support for the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0., FLEXnet AdminStudioÂ® SMS edition, and support for Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003. Macrovision is also a Visual Studio Industry Partner, Windows Embedded Partner and High Performance Computing Partner.
Â“This achievement is a testament to the close relationship we have developed with Microsoft over the last several years,Â“ said Fred Amoroso, Macrovision CEO. Â“Reaching Microsoft Gold Partner status underscores our commitment to providing highly functional Software Value Management solutions to customers and partners that easily integrate with and support other market leading products.Â”
The Microsoft Gold Certified Partner Program benefits Microsoft and its partners and customers by allowing companies to easily identify the solution providers that are best suited for their needs. Thanks to its new status, Macrovision now receives marketing resources, extensive technical support and training from Microsoft, as well as greater access to Microsoft products and technologies.
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Macrovision Corporation is the market leader in electronic licensing, installation, and digital rights management (DRM) technologies. Over 50,000 software vendors, publishers and virtually all of the Fortune 1000 companies use MacrovisionÂ’s technologies to maximize the value of their software. Software Value Management solutions bridge the gap between pricing and pac kaging software on the developer side, and purchasing and managing that software on the enterprise side. Macrovision markets the FLEXnet Software Value Management platform which includes FLEXnet Publisher, the InstallShield and InstallAnywhereÂ® suites of software installation tools, and AdminStudioÂ™ packaging and update solutions, which are deployed on more than 500 million desktops worldwide. Macrovision holds more than 910 software licensing, DRM and content protection patents worldwide.
Macrovision is headquartered in Santa Clara, California, with offices across the United States and around the world. More information about Macrovision and Software Value Management solutions can be found at www.macrovision.com.
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