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December 27, 2010 11:00 ET

Sitecore Moves Into One Microsoft Way

Sitecore Partners and Customers Can Collaborate on Product Development and Go-to-Market Initiatives at the Redmond Facility

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - December 27, 2010) - Sitecore today announced that it has expanded its commitment to the Microsoft platform by participating as a Project Partner in the Microsoft Partner Solutions Center (MPSC). MPSC is a facility designed to bring together world-class technology companies dedicated to the rapid development of secure, end-to-end business solutions for enterprise customers and partners.

"The MPSC, located in the heart of the Microsoft campus in Redmond, WA, offers customers and partners an environment where industry leaders and talented innovators collaborate in a single setting," said David Hayes, Microsoft Partner Solutions Center director, Microsoft Corporation. "We provide a place where innovators like Sitecore can evaluate, plan, build and deploy solutions faster and with more flexibility, using the Microsoft platform. We look forward to working with Sitecore to provide enterprise organizations and partners with Web Content Management solutions that help them stay competitive in today's global marketplace."

The Microsoft Partner Solutions Center (MPSC) enables customers to match their business and technical requirements to innovative designs based on Microsoft and partner solutions. The center is also designed to engage customers through executive briefings, technology demonstrations, architectural design sessions, proof-of-concepts, training sessions and custom engagements.

"By joining the MPSC, Sitecore will provide deeper customer and partner interaction and support product development collaboration and resource sharing," said Jean-Paul Gomes, corporate vice president, Sitecore. "The MPSC is a place where customer needs meet innovation design and the facility can handle remote or onsite engagements in a lab environment using Microsoft products. The IT engagement lab supports the field sales efforts of both Microsoft and Sitecore, by designing and demonstrating real customer solutions."

"In fact, taking up residency on Microsoft's campus has already yielded great results. We accelerated our release of the cloud version of our flagship product, Sitecore CMS due to our tighter and more immersive collaboration with Microsoft product management and engineering teams," Gomes added.

Learn more about Sitecore's collaboration with Microsoft in this brief video with Jean-Paul Gomes.

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Sitecore redefines how organizations engage with their customers online, powering experiences that can sense and adapt to a customer's needs to increase revenue and customer lifetime value and satisfaction. Sitecore was the first Web Content Management system (WCM) to incorporate marketing automation, intranet portal, e-commerce, Web optimization, social media and campaign management technologies into a cohesive, integrated open platform. Sitecore's software makes it easy for businesses to identify, serve, engage and convert new customers online.

Sitecore's broad choice of capabilities enable marketing professionals, business stakeholders and information technology teams to rapidly implement, measure and manage a successful website and online business strategy. Its powerful development platform, integrated marketing automation tools and intuitive editing workspace enables successful websites of all types.

Thousands of public and private organizations have created and now manage more than 24,000 dynamic websites with Sitecore including ATP World Tour, Computer Associates, ISS, Lloyd's of London, Microsoft, Omni Hotels, Siemens, Thomas Cook and The Knot.

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