Aberdean Consulting LLC: Achieves Microsoft Silver Portals and Collaboration competency

For Immediate Release

Company earns distinction through demonstrated technology success, customer commitment

MADISON, Wis., April 3, 2012 – Aberdean Consulting LLC, a leading provider of information technology solutions and services to small and midsize businesses, today announced it has achieved a Silver Portals and Collaborations competency, demonstrating its ability to meet Microsoft Corp. customers’ evolving needs in today’s dynamic business environment. To earn a Microsoft silver competency, partners must successfully demonstrate expertise through rigorous exams, culminating in Microsoft certifications. And to ensure the highest quality of service, Microsoft requires customer references for successful implementation and customer satisfaction.

Aberdean Consulting is a Madison, Wis.-based professional services firm. It provides IT solutions to clients in greater Dane County, including network and computer system design and administration, data security, maintenance, help desk support and its fully-managed, cloud-based FlexTec™ virtual network infrastructure-as-a-service. The company’s achievement of a Silver Portals and Collaborations competency extends its expertise in serving client connectivity needs through intranets, extranets and the Internet. This expertise includes the latest cloud-based strategies and technologies aimed at making both collaboration and storage easier and more secure than ever.

“This Microsoft Silver Portals and Collaboration competency showcases our expertise in today’s technology market, demonstrates our knowledge of Microsoft and its products, and highlights our commitment to serving our clients with the latest expertise and technology,” said Jim Blair, managing partner of Aberdean Consulting. “We are proud to be a member of the Microsoft Partner Network and know our membership will directly benefit our clients. Aberdean’s plan is to accelerate our customers’ success by serving as technology advisors as their business demands change and grow.”

“By achieving a silver competency, organizations have proven their expertise in specific technology areas, placing them among the top 5 percent of Microsoft partners worldwide,” said Jon Roskill, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp. “When customers look for an IT partner to meet their business challenges, choosing a company that has attained Microsoft competencies is a smart move. These are highly qualified professionals with access to Microsoft technical support and product teams.”

Attaining the Microsoft Portals and Collaboration competency demonstrates partner expertise in developing solutions that meet organizational collaboration and connectivity needs across intranets, extranets and the Internet. Equipped with exclusive training, the latest software and support on Microsoft SharePoint technologies, these partners help customers by delivering productivity solutions to help improve access to information and increase productivity.

The Microsoft Partner Network helps partners strengthen their capabilities to showcase leadership in the marketplace on the latest technology, to better serve customers and, with 640,000 Microsoft partners in their ecosystem, to easily connect with one of the most active, diverse networks in the world.


Jim Blair

Managing Partner, Aberdean Consulting LLC


Rod Hise

The Luminis Group Ltd. for Aberdean Consulting LLC


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