• Kitchener-Waterloo, ON

Desire2Learn Honored as Microsoft Public Sector Partner of the Year

Award recognizes outstanding use of Microsoft technology, deep industry expertise, and exemplary customer satisfaction.

Desire2Learn Incorporated (“Desire2Learn”), today announced its recognition as a 2012 Microsoft U.S. Public Sector Partner of the Year. The award honors Desire2Learn’s innovative use of Microsoft technology in support of Public Sector Agencies and Organizations. Winners and finalists were nominated and selected by Microsoft’s U.S. Public Sector team working throughout the nation.

“Microsoft relies on its network of dedicated partners around the globe to deliver technology solutions that empower public sector missions” said Vince Menzione, General Manager of U.S. Public Sector Partner Strategy at Microsoft. “We are thrilled to recognize Desire2Learn as a Partner of the Year for its unwavering commitment to serving customers across education.”
Desire2Learn is being awarded the U.S. Education Solution Partner of the Year award. The award recognizes a partner that excels at providing innovative and unique solutions based on Microsoft technologies to education customers. As an industry-leading SaaS solution for education, Desire2Learn exemplifies how innovative solutions can be delivered by embracing Microsoft’s technologies to deliver Desire2Learn® Learning Suite, a robust cloud, hybrid and on premise solution for education.

“Our close partnership with Microsoft enables us to deliver advanced and reliable solutions that help our clients to transform the teaching and learning experience,” remarks John Baker, President & CEO, Desire2Learn. “We are honored to have been recognized by Microsoft with this award and we look forward to many more years of valued partnership.”

“Education organizations are being challenged to deliver improved services while simultaneously cutting costs,” said Sig Behrens, General Manager, US Education at Microsoft. “Over the past year, Desire2Learn has shown how the innovative deployment of Microsoft technology can transform operations for our Education customers.”

Desire2Learn is a trusted technology provider and partner in education to over eight million learners at 700 institutions across higher education, K-12, healthcare, government, and the corporate sector. Based upon continual innovation and communication with clients, Desire2Learn technology delivers an intuitive user experience while encompassing an unprecedented feature richness that enables institutions and instructors to create a high-quality, engaging, and personalized learning experience.
The Microsoft Partner Program is designed for all partners who develop and market solutions based on Microsoft platforms, provide consulting or technical services on Microsoft systems, or recommend Microsoft technology purchases. Microsoft partners include consulting services providers, independent software vendors (ISVs), independent hardware vendors, large account resellers (LARs), original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), support providers, system integrators, system builders, training providers, value-added resellers and value-added providers.

About Desire2Learn

Desire2Learn Incorporated delivers industry-leading learning solutions that enable organizations to create learning environments that reflect their vision and goals. As one of the world’s largest providers of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) eLearning solutions for education, Desire2Learn supports more than 8 million learners worldwide in higher education, K-12, healthcare, government and the corporate sector. Founded in 1999, Desire2Learn has personnel in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Singapore. For more information, visit: www.Desire2Learn.com, call 1.519.772.0325 or toll-free 1.888.772.0325 (within North America), +44 808.234.4235 (U.K. and Europe), 0.800.452.069 (New Zealand) and 1.800.656.210 (Australia).

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John McLeod
Vice-President, Marketing, Desire2Learn
519.772.0325
PR@Desire2Learn.com
Twitter: @Desire2Learn