Level Platforms Wins Microsoft Sales and Marketing Partner of the Year Award

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LPI Level Platforms Inc. announced that it has won the “ISV Software Solutions Sales and Marketing Partner of the Year” Award at the 2006 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Program Awards.

LPI Level Platforms Inc., a provider of managed services software for IT solution providers, announced today that it has won the “ISV Software Solutions Sales and Marketing Partner of the Year” Award at the 2006 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Program Awards. The awards were presented at a ceremony this month at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference held in Boston.

Awards were presented in a number of categories, with winners chosen from a pool of more than 1,800 entrants worldwide. Level Platforms received two awards: the Global ISV Software Solutions in Sales and Marketing Award for packaged software solutions based on Microsoft technologies, and the Regional Winning Customer Award for outstanding competitive efforts in Canada.

“Level Platforms has worked closely with Microsoft to extend their technologies as well as to increase awareness and adoption of managed services throughout the Microsoft Partner community,” said Peter Sandiford, President and CEO of Level Platforms, “We will continue strengthening our technical and marketing relationships with Microsoft at all levels as we embrace and integrate the full ecosystem of vendors and technologies that address the IT needs of small and medium sized businesses. This award confirms the importance of this growing business segment to Microsoft and the company’s place in Microsoft’s evolving managed services strategy.”

“It is a privilege to recognize Level Platforms as a winner of this years’ ISV Software Solutions Award in Sales and Marketing,” said Allison Watson, vice president of the Worldwide Partner Sales and Marketing Group at Microsoft. “It is this level of effectiveness in reaching out to our shared customers regarding the value of solutions built on Microsoft technology that enables continued success for us and for our Partners. We applaud Level Platforms for its achievements this year and offer gratitude for our ongoing collaboration through the Microsoft Partner Program.”

“Level Platforms is excited to have been selected for two awards this year,” said Carlson Colomb, Director Business Development in charge of Level Platforms’ Microsoft relations. “We are also proud to have been selected by Microsoft as award winners for the past two years - winning the Advanced Networking Infrastructure Solution in 2004 and the Small Business Solution in 2005. Our selection by Microsoft for two prestigious awards in 2006 underscores the value of Level Platforms’ managed services solutions to both Microsoft and our mutual partners.”

The Microsoft Partner Program Awards recognize Microsoft Partners that have developed and delivered exceptional Microsoft-based solutions over the last year. Multiple awards are distributed in four categories: Partner of the Year for Technology Innovation, Partner of the Year for Sales and Marketing, the Specialization Excellence Awards, and Microsoft Initiative Awards, which also includes the Winning Customer Award.

About Level Platforms

With more than 1,500 Partners worldwide, Level Platforms is the leading provider of managed services software for IT solution providers servicing small and mid-sized end customers through its award winning remote monitoring and management software, Managed Workplace.

Managed Workplace provides everything a managed services provider needs to remotely monitor and manage their end customers’ IT networks through a single web based central dashboard. The dashboard presents all customer site data including integrated performance and security monitoring, availability status, real-time alerting, graphical performance reporting, trouble ticketing, and asset inventory (hardware, software, network devices, and patches) and includes monitoring of both local and hosted web sites.

In addition to summarizing critical status information, the dashboard, provides immediate “drill-down” access to detailed information about any device or event.

A complete suite of remote management features -- including remote control, patch management and remote scripting -- allows the solution provider to maintain high customer availability at a low cost while achieving long term, high margin recurring revenues and more responsive customer service. Comprehensive managed services training and personalized business coaching, combined with simple per site subscription pricing makes it easy for any solution provider to offer high-profit, customized managed services to end customers of any size.

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Principal, Communication Strategy Group for Level Platforms



Level Platforms

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