YouSendIt Achieves Microsoft Silver Unified Communications Competency in the Microsoft Partner Network

CAMPBELL, Calif. - November 3, 2011 - YouSendIt, Inc., a leader in business content collaboration services, today announced it has achieved a Silver Unified Communications Competency in the Microsoft Partner Network, demonstrating its ability to meet Microsoft customers’ evolving needs in today’s dynamic business environment. To earn a Microsoft Silver Competency, partners must complete a set of tests to prove their level of technology expertise, submit customer references and employ or contract the required number of Microsoft Certified Professionals who are skilled on current technology relevant for the competency.

YouSendIt’s cloud-based Corporate Suite integrates and works seamlessly with Microsoft Outlook and Exchange, which are ubiquitous in enterprises across the world. YouSendIt offloads attachments from Microsoft Exchange servers, preventing bottlenecks and improving capacity while reducing costs and IT security risks. The solution enables users to securely collaborate without changing the way they currently work. For a list of the Microsoft products integrated with YouSendIt and the resulting IT benefits, please visit the YouSendIt website.

“We pride ourselves on being the only business content collaboration service that can support the most popular technology environments,” said Chris Badger, director of enterprise business development, YouSendIt. “So much of the business world runs on Microsoft products, which is why we’re enthusiastic about helping enterprises extend these product investments with easy-to-use extranet collaboration capabilities.”

“By achieving a Silver Competency, partners have proven themselves as specialized technology experts with the skills needed to best serve customers,” said Jon Roskill, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp. “The Silver Competency in the Microsoft Partner Network is designed to help customers identify services and solution providers that have demonstrated proof of their capability to deliver quality outcomes and customer satisfaction.”

The Microsoft Silver Competency defines partners’ success as technology market leaders within a specific technology competency, with each competency having a unique set of requirements and benefits formulated to accurately represent the specific skills and services that partners bring to the industry. Requirements for the Silver Competency are comparable to the formerly recognized Microsoft Certified Partner criteria. All 28 Microsoft technology competencies differentiate a partner’s specific technology capabilities, helping customers find qualified solution providers with expertise in discrete areas quickly and easily.

Organizations are always searching for new ways to reduce costs without sacrificing service levels or operating efficiency. Video conferencing, Voice over IP (VoIP), e-mail, and instant messaging (IM) based on Microsoft Unified Communications (UC) technologies enable organizations to reduce the cost of travel, training, real estate, and facilities maintenance. Attaining the Microsoft Unified Communications competency demonstrates an organization’s expertise in planning, deploying, and managing these solutions.

The Microsoft Partner Network is designed to equip organizations that deliver products and services through the Microsoft platform with the training, resources and support they need to provide their customers superior experience and outcomes.

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Hightail (formerly YouSendIt) helps more than 40 million professionals around the world securely share and control files from anywhere.

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