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Houston, TX, United States, 2007/02/02 - Zephyr has achieved certified status in the Microsoft Partner Program, achieving certification in the Microsoft ISV Software Solutions competency - ZephyrCorp.com.
Zephyr Development Corporation, a leading provider of Microsoft-based terminal emulation and host integration solutions, has attained certified status in the Microsoft Partner Program, achieving certification in the Microsoft ISV Software Solutions competency.
Microsoft certified partners receive advanced benefits from Microsoft, which fosters a close working relationship on many levels including sales, marketing, technical support and development. In turn, Zephyr customers are assured that the Zephyr family of PASSPORT host access products fully complements the Microsoft Windows operating system.
Benefits for Zephyr Customers
Among the benefits of the Microsoft Certified Partner status:
- Zephyr products are tested, verified and certified by a third party
- Zephyr has direct access to advanced Microsoft technical support
- Zephyr has direct access to advanced Microsoft developer support
- Zephyr has direct access to the latest versions of Microsoft software, service packs and beta test software for interoperability testing
Certified partner status with Microsoft enables Zephyr to fulfill its promise to customers: to deliver premium software solutions, at the best price, with excellent customer service.
Microsoft Certified Windows Vista Terminal Emulation
Through its participation in the Microsoft Partner Program, the 2007 release of the Zephyr PASSPORT software will be officially certified for use with Windows Vista.
The Microsoft Partner Program
To obtain certified status in the Microsoft Partner Program, Zephyr achieved competency in the ISV Software Solutions category with its PASSPORT Web to Host software. Veritest, a company authorized by Microsoft to perform the certification and verification, conducted the testing.
PASSPORT Web to Host was subjected to a variety of standard test scenarios on Windows servers, desktops and browsers to ensure a high level of compatibility. PASSPORT passed all tests during the first verification process. The certification of PASSPORT PC to Host is pending.
A critical requirement of the Microsoft certification process is a favorable opinion of at least 3 clients using the partner’s products or services. References of customers using the PASSPORT application were provided to Microsoft and interviewed prior to Zephyr’s inclusion in the Microsoft program.
About Zephyr Development Corporation
Zephyr Development Corporation is a highly respected developer of advanced terminal emulation and host integration solutions for Microsoft Windows. The web-based, full service company is committed to delivering affordable, high-quality TN3270, TN5250, VT100, VT220, SCO ANSI and WYSE host access products to enterprise clients. With its subscription-based licensing, Zephyr substantially reduces software acquisition costs and lowers risk for organizations requiring connectivity services to IBM mainframe, AS/400 and UNIX applications. Founded in 1985, Zephyr is a Microsoft Certified Partner, a Citrix Premier Alliance Partner and a member of IBM Partnerworld.
Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Microsoft headquarters are in Redmond, Washington.
Zephyr, PASSPORT PC TO HOST and PASSPORT WEB TO HOST are trademarks of Zephyr Development Corporation. Microsoft, Windows, Windows Vista and Windows Server are registered trademarks of Microsoft. All other trademarks and trade names are the property of their respective owners.