Jul 08 2008

2008 Microsoft Partner of the Year for Global ISV Technology Innovation Special Recognition Award

Suresnes, France, July 8, 2008- Dassault Systèmes (DS) (Nasdaq: DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today proudly announced it has won the 2008 Microsoft Partner of the Year Award for Global ISV Technology Innovation Partner of the Year Special Recognition Award.  The company was chosen out of an international field of top Microsoft Partners as delivering market-leading customer solutions built on Microsoft technology.

“We are pleased to receive the 2008 Microsoft Partner of the Year for Global ISV Technology Innovation Special Recognition Award.  Our strategy is to provide all communities - creators, collaborators and consumers - with immersive, lifelike experiences in 3D,” said Florence Hu-Aubigny, VP of 3DVIA R&D, Dassault Systèmes.  “Our PLM 2.0 solutions like 3DLive for powerful and easy collaboration online and Virtual Earth 3DVIA enabling 3D modeling for all strategically leverage Microsoft technologies, putting the power of innovation in the hands of everyone so that they may build a better world.”

Awards were presented in a number of categories, with winners chosen from a pool of more than 2,000 entrants worldwide. Dassault Systemes was recognized for superior technology and innovation in Global ISV Technology Innovation.  The Microsoft Global ISV Innovative Technology Partner of the Year Award is given to the Global ISV Partner who has developed a solution based on the Microsoft technology platform that has had powerful Market impact. The partner’s solution has demonstrated technology innovation that pushes the boundaries of next generation software. The Special Recognition Award acknowledges the global partner that has demonstrated leadership in driving Microsoft technology in a creative and ambitious way.

“Dassault Systemes’ ground breaking work in security, online collaboration, and the application of 3D modeling to geo-location distinguishes them as a true software industry innovator. Their solutions take 3D computing to a new level and show the full power of the software-plus-services strategy,” said Walid Abu-Hadba, Microsoft Corporate Vice President, Developer and Platform Evangelism.

The Microsoft Partner Program Awards recognize Microsoft Partners that have developed and delivered exceptional Microsoft-based solutions over the last year.