Ektron Inc. announced it has attained Gold Certified status in the Microsoft Partner Program with competencies in ISV/Software and Business Process and Integration Solutions. Ektron CMS400.NET was one of the first content management applications to be designated Microsoft .NET Connected, and its technology uses or integrates with other Microsoft technologies, including Windows Servers, Microsoft Office, SharePoint Portal Server, SQL Server, Visual Studio and ASP.NET 2.0. To reach Gold Certified status, Ektron had to declare its Microsoft Competencies. Microsoft Competencies are designed to help differentiate a partner’s capabilities with specific Microsoft technologies to customers looking for a particular type of solution. Each competency has a unique set of requirements and benefits, formulated to accurately represent the specific skills and services that partners bring to the technology industry. http://www.ektron.com