It’s a dirty little (not-so) secret that any software company can call its Microsoft® Office product a “Microsoft add-in.” You just write some software that works within Word, Excel®, or any other Office program and voila – you’re an add-in. You “work” with Microsoft.
But to truly count as a Microsoft partner, you have to do a little bit more than that. Your products actually need to be tested and become certified by Microsoft. You also must demonstrate that your software stays up-to-date with changes in Microsoft software.
That’s why we’re happy to tell you we’ve just undergone the rigorous testing needed to re-certify our products under the Microsoft Partner Network competency program.
What This Means For You
While we’re proud of what we’ve demonstrated to Microsoft, we’re even prouder of what this means for our customers.
- You get quality software. You don’t have to take our word for it – our products have been through the wringer of an independent third party. Microsoft is willing to stake part of its reputation on us being one of the top reporting and document generation software suites.
- You’re up-to-date. We’re required to stay on top of what Microsoft is up to, so you know there will be continuity among our products and Microsoft products.
- You get Microsoft-certified engineers. Our software engineers are Microsoft-certified. We can help you work through Microsoft issues when it comes to using Windward products.
- You get a company that goes the extra mile. We’re willing to go through the process needed to obtain a partnership with Microsoft.
If you’re already a customer of Windward — well, this shouldn’t surprise you. And if you’re not, maybe this gives you just one more reason to check us out.
Author: Heidi V. Anderson
Heidi has been writing professionally about computers, technology and the Internet for more than 20 years. She lives in Vermont where she taps her maple trees for syrup and most of the year wishes it was just a little bit warmer out.
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