DiscountASP.NET Attains Microsoft Gold Hosting Competency Status in the Microsoft Partner Network

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May 4, 2011 - DiscountASP.NET, a leader in hosting solutions for .NET developers, today announced it has achieved a Gold Hosting 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 Gold Competency, organizations must complete a rigorous set of tests to prove their level of technology expertise, have the right number of Microsoft Certified Professionals, submit customer references and demonstrate their commitment to customer satisfaction by participating in an annual survey.

DiscountASP.NET provides two types of hosting solutions for .NET developers. DiscountASP.NET offers cutting-edge ASP.NET web hosting on the latest Windows stack, including support for Windows 2008, ASP.NET 4, MVC 3, Razor View Engine, WebMatrix, and web deploy. DiscountASP.NET also offers a SaaS solution for source control with Team Foundation Server 2010 (TFS) hosting. Hosted TFS allows single or multiple developers to use familiar Visual Studio development tools to manage source control and track work items and bugs.

"A Gold Hosting Competency differentiates us and establishes us as market leaders in hosting, further demonstrating our commitment to serving the needs of developers relying on Microsoft-based solutions," said Takeshi Eto, VP Marketing and Business Development at DiscountASP.NET. "We look forward to help developers be what's next by continuing to focus on their hosting needs in response to today’s evolving business."

"The Microsoft Partner Network is designed to empower solution providers to succeed in today’s business environment. By achieving the prestigious Gold competency, participating companies are provided with a rich set of benefits, including increased customer visibility through branding and accessibility, training and support," said Jon Roskill, Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp. "We are proud to put forth a program that provides the right resources to help a company develop the expertise customers demand in today’s competitive market and also provides the community and infrastructure that can connect them to one another, lowering costs for all parties."

The Microsoft Gold Competency signifies to the market that a company has demonstrated the highest level of skill and achievement within a given technology specialization. All 29 Microsoft competencies are designed to help differentiate a partner’s specific technology capabilities, helping customers find solution providers quickly and easily. Each competency has a unique set of requirements and benefits, formulated to accurately represent the specific skills and services that partners bring to the industry.

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

About DiscountASP.NET:
DiscountASP.NET is an innovative leader in hosting solutions for .NET developers, focused on providing the best value in ASP.NET web hosting and Team Foundation Server hosting. DiscountASP.NET recently launched their TFS hosting solution in Europe and hosted Urban Turtle scrum tools. As a leader in ASP.NET web hosting, DiscountASP.NET supports the latest Microsoft stack. Through strong word-of-mouth and their commitment to .NET developers, DiscountASP.NET has become the choice for affordable enterprise-class ASP.NET web hosting and TFS hosting. For more information, visit www.DiscountASP.NET

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