TrygTech Achieves Gold Certified Partner Status in Microsoft Partner Program

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TrygTech Further Distinguishes Itself by Earning Microsoft Competencies in Mobility Solutions and ISV/Software Solutions

TrygTech, Your partner for embedded solutions, today announced it has attained Gold Certified Partner status in the Microsoft Partner Program with competencies in Mobility Solutions and ISV/Software Solutions, recognizing TrygTech's expertise and impact in the technology marketplace. As a Gold Certified Partner, TrygTech has demonstrated expertise with Microsoft technologies and a proven ability to meet customers' needs. Microsoft Gold Certified Partners receive a rich set of benefits, including access, training and support, giving them a competitive advantage in the channel.

TrygTech provides consulting services for Windows Embedded CE, Windows Mobile and Microsoft .NET Micro Framework. With experience in Microsoft's Windows and Embedded technologies dating back to 1995, TrygTech's capabilities span multiple disciplines from application and GUI development, to device bring up and boot loader development.
"We are delighted to have attained Gold Certified Partner status in the Microsoft Partner Program. This allows us to clearly promote our expertise and relationship with Microsoft to our customers," said Tor Trygstad, President of TrygTech. "The benefits provided through our Gold Certified Partner status will allow us to continue to enhance the offerings that we provide for customers."

"Customers are looking for partner companies that can bridge the gap between their business demands and technology capabilities," said Allison Watson, corporate vice president of the Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp. "They need to trust in a company 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. Today, Microsoft recognizes TrygTech as a new Gold Certified Partner for demonstrating its expertise in providing customer satisfaction using Microsoft products and technology."

As one of the requirements for attaining Gold Certified Partner status, TrygTech had to declare a Microsoft Competency. Microsoft Competencies are designed to help differentiate a partner's capabilities with specific Microsoft technologies to customers looking for a particular type of solution. Each Competency has a unique set of requirements and benefits, formulated to accurately represent the specific skills and services that partners bring to the technology industry. Within select Competencies, there are Specializations that focus on specific solution areas that recognize deeper expertise within that Competency. Serving as a specialized path to earning those Competencies, Specializations give direct access to the tools and resources that support that specific area of focus.

Partners that attain the Mobility Solutions Competency have proven expertise in developing and deploying Windows Mobile-based solutions and applications using Microsoft products including Windows Mobile software for Pocket PC and Smartphone.

"Achieving the Gold status in the Microsoft Mobility Competency is a commendable accomplishment and represents the highest certification level in the Microsoft partner program," said Stephanie Ferguson, general manager of the Mobile Communications Business at Microsoft Corp. "Partners at this level have received certified Windows Mobile training, certified their mobile application and provided customer references to demonstrate both their mobility expertise and their ability to deliver an outstanding solution to customers."

The ISV/Software Solutions Competency recognizes the skill and focus partners bring to a particular solution set. Microsoft Gold Certified Partners that have obtained this competency have a successful record of developing and marketing packed software based on Microsoft technologies.

"Solutions competencies are an important way for Microsoft to better enable ISVs to meet customer needs," said Walid Abu-Hadba, corporate vice president of the Developer and Platform Evangelism Group at Microsoft Corp. "They allow ISVs to keep and win customers through their deep knowledge of solutions-based Microsoft platform technologies. Microsoft has a long history of working closely with ISV partners to help them deliver compelling solutions and applications to our mutual customers, and the Microsoft Competencies are an important step in continuing to enhance vital relationships with ISVs worldwide."

The Microsoft Partner Program was launched in October 2003 and represents Microsoft's ongoing commitment to the success of partners worldwide. The program offers a single, integrated partnering framework that recognizes partner expertise, rewards the total impact that partners have in the technology marketplace, and delivers more value to help partners' businesses be successful.

TrygTech is a software consulting company built on a foundation of deep technical expertise, proven engineering performance, and a commitment to exceptional customer service. Headquartered in Bellevue, Washington, TrygTech is a Microsoft Partner that provides consulting services for Windows CE and Windows Mobile. To learn more about TrygTech, please visit

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