Thomas Duryea Consulting Listed Among Top Finalists for the 2012 Microsoft Desktop Partner of the Year Award

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Melbourne, Australia — June 25, 2012 — Today, Thomas Duryea Consulting announced it has been selected as a finalist for the Microsoft Desktop Partner of the Year Award.

The award caps a strong year of growth for the IT infrastructure provider with the company aggressively hiring, boosting head count to over 100 staff, and is on track to report a 20 per cent increase on revenues for 2011/2012 financial year.

“It’s such an achievement to be recognised on a global scale for the work we have done upgrading our customers to Windows 7,” said chief executive officer Andrew Thomas.

“From day one, a key focus of our business has been helping our clients to optimise their infrastructure and I believe the skills we have built in systems management and desktop are second to none in Australia.”

Awards were presented in multiple categories, with winners chosen from a set of nearly 3,000 entrants worldwide. The Desktop Partner of the Year Award recognizes a partner serving enterprise, midmarket, and small businesses with proven expertise in helping customers migrate to Windows 7. The award winner successfully deployed Microsoft technologies with Windows 7, Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP), and/or Microsoft Office 2010 to help customers more efficiently and cost-effectively manage their desktop assets, support and enable their end users, manage security, and deploy new applications.

“We are proud to recognize our 2012 Partner Award finalists for their outstanding commitments to solving customer challenges,” said Jon Roskill, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group, Microsoft Corp.

“Our partners are critical to our success as a company, and it is their creativity and innovative thinking in solving the unique needs of our customers that serves as the foundation for mutual, long-term success. We congratulate this year’s finalists on their achievements and look forward to following their continued success in the future.”

Thomas Duryea’s success as a World Desktop Partner of the Year finalist is based on the company’s proprietary solution – the TD Managed Operating Environment (TD MOE).

TD MOE provides businesses of all sizes with a complete solution to desktop automation, delivering a streamlined process for the deployment of workstations with improved user experience through Windows 7 and Office 2010 deployments all backed up with minimal disruption and downtime for users.

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