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SoftServe, Inc., Fort Myers, Florida, USA, Monday, July 27, 2009

FORT MYERS, Florida - SoftServe, Inc. was recognized by Microsoft Corp. as Partner of the Year 2009 in Central and Eastern Europe in the category Information Worker Solutions, Enterprise Content Management and Forms Development. The award was for sophisticated application developed in tandem with ASG Software Solutions.

Winners and finalists were announced at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2009, the company’s premier annual event for industry partners, held from July 13-16 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

At this year’s conference, Microsoft Corp. outlined a bold road map of products and services that the company will deliver to partners and customers in the coming year and introduced its new Microsoft Partner Network, the next evolution of the Microsoft Partner Program.

The annual Microsoft Partner of the Year awards honor Microsoft partners for delivering exemplary IT solutions for their customers. This year, SoftServe's project was recognized as one of two Ukrainian winners in the region of Central and Eastern Europe.

“Microsoft's recognition of a sophisticated application such as ASG-TCI™ for MOSS, developed by SoftServe in tandem with ASG Software Solutions, is a tacit acknowledgement of our company’s commitment to delivering innovative and robust Microsoft-based solutions of outstanding value.

"We are pleased to receive this award and intend to strengthen our relationship with Microsoft in order to advance our technical expertise and bring additional benefits to our clients worldwide,” said Taras Kytsmey, President, SoftServe, Inc.

The Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference is Microsoft’s premier event for more than 640,000 business partners who sell, customize, build upon, implement and support Microsoft solutions, servicing approximately 160 million clients worldwide and generating more than 95 percent of Microsoft’s revenue.

In her keynote address, Allison Watson, corporate vice president of the Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft, kicked off the event with the launch of the Microsoft Partner Network. “Microsoft is entering the biggest year of product launches in its history, and partners will play a pivotal role in bringing to market what customers want — choice, flexibility and cost savings,” Watson said.

“We are proud to introduce the Microsoft Partner Network, the next evolution of the Microsoft Partner Program, based on our continued commitment to serve the needs of our partners and help them compete confidently to reach their full potential. Microsoft's success and the success of partners are one and the same. Working closely together, and learning from one another, I am confident that we will deliver on and exceed the expectations of our mutual customers.”

The new Microsoft Partner Network, based on the traditional Microsoft Partner Program, aims to help partners strengthen their capabilities, serve customers better and drive real-time connection and support through communities, fostering closer relations with their clients, Microsoft Corp., other partners and IT industry players.

ABOUT ASG: www.asg.com
ASG provides software solutions to more than 85 percent of the world's largest companies. Through its comprehensive Business Service Management (BSM) solution, Business Service Portfolio™, ASG is an established BSM provider with a strong heritage in metadata management; information management; applications management; infrastructure, performance, and operations management; and service and support technologies.

ASG enables clients to reduce costs, improve business-service delivery, and reduce risks. Founded in 1986, ASG is a privately held company based in Naples, Florida, USA, with more than 90 offices worldwide.

SoftServe, Inc. is a leading multinational software development and consulting company that helps global organizations to enhance their customer's competitiveness by providing the technology and processes that achieve strategic results.

With the European headquarters in Lviv, Ukraine and the U.S. headquarters in Fort Myers, Florida, SoftServe development facilities are located throughout the Ukraine. Since 1993, SoftServe, Inc. has been delivering a superior level of technical skills and project leadership to over a hundred companies worldwide.

SoftServe's state of the art infrastructure, ISO- and CMMI-certified processes, and an unrivaled talent base ensure that the company will continuously exceed expectations in even the most complex of projects. For more information, please visit the company's site at www.softservecom.com.

NOTE:  SoftServe, Inc. and Microsoft are members of the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC), Washington, D.C., www.usubc.org.