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    After this recent complete weekend outage of http://4smartphone.net, (read here for details) I did some digging:

    They ARE NOT a certified Partner with Microsoft: http://www.microsoft.com/serviceprov...s/catalog.aspx We should never have even given these fools business to begin with, and they know it.

    From now on guys, if a company is not on that list, don't deal with them. Personally, I'd pay the extra couple bucks/month to deal with a Gold Certified Partner. Don't you want the best?

    BTW, 1&1, the guys everyone clamors about, isn't Gold Certified in Exchange. They put that on their site, but it isn't true. It's possible they are Gold certified in their hosting or another service, but not with Exchange. Check the list.
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    What does Gold certification mean? (Other than they get a free copy of MSDN?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by driven01 View Post
    What does Gold certification mean? (Other than they get a free copy of MSDN?)
    Here are the explanations: http://directory.microsoft.com/MPRD/...utPartners.htm
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    Quote Originally Posted by lawilson2 View Post
    From now on guys, if a company is not on that list, don't deal with them. Personally, I'd pay the extra couple bucks/month to deal with a Gold Certified Partner. Don't you want the best?
    Doesn't mean anything really, you could have a problem with you Windows Server, ring up a MS Gold Partner but there's no guarantee the person they send out is an MCSE. A lot of these certifications are dependant on the volume of sales your doing which makes it hard for smaller companies.
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    I think I would be more likely to go with someone that's NOT MS Certified or whatever it's called. It really means nothing except for the fact that they paid MS money to be put on a special list. Now if they were on the Apple Certified list i'd buy it even if i didn't need it. At least Apple has standards of excellence.
    So, what is your job description at MS?
    a dirty mind is a terrible thing to waste

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