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Desire2Learn Recognized as 2011 Microsoft Worldwide Education Partner of the Year

Desire2Learn honored for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions globally in conjunction with Microsoft technology

Kitchener-Waterloo, ON and Baltimore, MD, June 24, 2011

Desire2Learn Incorporated (“Desire2Learn”), a leading provider of enterprise teaching and learning platforms, today proudly announced it has won the 2011 Microsoft Public Sector – Education Partner of the Year Award. The company was honored among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology.

“We’re extremely pleased to have been honored as a recipient of this award from Microsoft,” states Jeremy Auger, COO, Desire2Learn. “Working together with Microsoft we’re able to provide our clients with scalable, flexible and innovative teaching and learning solutions that help them drive their mission forward.”

Awards were presented in multiple categories, with winners chosen from a set of more than 3,000 entrants worldwide. Desire2Learn was recognized for providing outstanding solutions and services in Microsoft Public Sector – Education Partner of the Year. The award honors partners who have exhibited excellence in providing innovative and unique services or solutions based on Microsoft technologies to education customers. This award recognizes Desire2Learn for demonstrating industry knowledge and expertise, as well as consistent, high-quality, predictable service and solutions to education customers. Desire2Learn has also shown business leadership and success through strong growth in new customer additions and revenue, as well as integrating with Microsoft Live@edu, SQL Server, Windows Server, and the Windows Phone 7 platform.

“Microsoft is pleased to recognize Desire2Learn’s commitment to education customers within the Public Sector by awarding them Education Partner of the Year,” said Anthony Salcito, vice president of Worldwide Education at Microsoft. “The Desire2Learn® Learning Environment is a complete web-based suite of easy-to-use tools and functionality built exclusively on Microsoft Windows and SQL Server, plus integration with Live@edu. The scalability of their solution provides Desire2Learn with the ability to connect schools and organizations of all types, and to provide a borderless environment in which to teach and learn – today more than six million learners worldwide reap the benefits of Desire2Learn’s applications.”

The Microsoft Partner Awards recognize Microsoft partners that have developed and delivered exceptional Microsoft-based solutions over the past year.

Information on the Microsoft Partner Awards, along with a list of the winners and finalists, can be found at www.microsoft.com/presspass/events/wpc.

About Desire2Learn

Desire2Learn Incorporated is a world-leading provider of enterprise eLearning solutions that enable institutions and other organizations to create teaching and learning environments that reflect their vision, values, goals, and branding. Desire2Learn and its subsidiaries support more than six million learners worldwide. Clients include higher education, K-12, and healthcare, as well as associations, government and other leading organizations. Founded in 1999, Desire2Learn has personnel in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia. For more information, visit: www.Desire2Learn.com, call 1.519.772.0325 or toll-free 1.888.772.0325 (within North America), +44 808.234.4235 (U.K. and Europe), 0.800.452.069 (New Zealand) and 1.800.656.210 (Australia).


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John McLeod
Sr. Director of Marketing
Desire2Learn Incorporated
519.772.0325 ext. 378
PR@Desire2Learn.com

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