2X Software’s Virtualization Technology Awarded Gold Status in New Microsoft Partner Network Program

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2X Software joins select group of ISVs meeting new, rigorous Microsoft Partner Network standards in achieving Gold competency status.

Dallas, TX, Dec. 15, 2010 – 2X Software, the international vendor for virtualization and server-based software solutions, has achieved Microsoft Gold competency status for its software development expertise. With Microsoft’s recent partner program changes, partners can receive Gold or Silver competency designations in specific technical capability areas.

Whereas Gold Partner designation previously highlighted general capabilities, Microsoft’s new standards allow ISVs to specifically highlight areas of expertise and specialization. As Microsoft Partner Network competency standards have become more rigorous, Microsoft expects that only ISVs visibly demonstrating consistent, effective technical expertise within a specific business solution area will receive Gold competency designation. Microsoft will continue to promote its new Microsoft Partner Network competencies through dedicated marketing channels, as it seeks to provide its partners with the recognition they need for their continued success.

2X established and met the challenging goal of receiving the Gold competency designation by the start of Microsoft’s partner program changes. “Recent Microsoft Partner Network changes have significantly raised the bar for Microsoft partners, making achieving Gold competency status an even greater challenge,” explained Nikolaos Makris, CEO of 2X Software. “At 2X, we chose to concentrate resources to meet Microsoft’s new standards from day one. By meeting such rigorous standards, our new Microsoft Gold competency status reinforces 2X Software’s effective support for Microsoft virtualization solutions, and our dedicated commitment as a Microsoft partner.”

About 2X VirtualDesktopServer for Microsoft Hyper-V

The 2X VirtualDesktopServer delivers secure, centrally-managed access to virtual desktops (VDI) and applications hosted on Microsoft Hyper-V, Windows Terminal Server and other leading virtualization platforms.

Prominent features include:

  • Publishing virtual desktops and applications to Windows, Linux and Mac, rather than installing locally
  • Hypervisor vendor-independence
  • Publishing desktops and applications based on username, group or IP
  • Universal printing and scanning…and more

Please see our 2X VirtualDesktopServer features list for more information.

Obtaining the Free Version

2X offers a free 3-connection license of 2X VirtualDesktopServer, available by visiting: 2X VirtualDesktopServer Free Download. Organizations can use the trial version to seamlessly tunnel up to 3-connections per server to remote desktops.

About 2X

2X Software Ltd. develops enterprise server-based virtual computing software, enabling remote desktop and application delivery on personal computers, netbooks, thin clients and mobile devices. Its product line, which includes the award-winning 2X VirtualDesktopServer and 2X ApplicationServer, is easy to install, manage and highly scalable with a simple licensing structure. The result is product pricing far lower than its competitors. For more information, please visit: http://www.2x.com.

For more information, please visit: http://www.2x.com or contact Ryan Pope at +1 866 970 6262 or at rp@2x.com.

Giorgio Bonuccelli is a Marketing and Communications Director at Parallels. Giorgio has extensive experience in cloud computing and virtualization, with a background of many years in multinational corporations (Dell, EMC and McAfee). In his career he has filled different roles, from sales to training and marketing. This wide-ranging experience and flexibility helps him simplify concepts and write content that is easy to read and understandable even by newcomers to the subject. As a blogger and technical writer he has published more than 1000 papers.