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IT Professional Services Accepted into Microsoft Online Service Provider Program

For Immediate Release:

Ventura, CA July 28, 2009--IT Professional Services (ITPS), a Managed Services Provider (MSP) and computer systems consultancy, announced today that it has been accepted into the Microsoft Online Service Provider and Forefront Online Security for Exchange programs.  ITPS is now also a Communications Sector Partner has been granted permission to sell to Qualified Educational End User at a highly discounted price.  IT Professional Services and Microsoft signed a Services Provider Licensing Agreement (SPLA) to seal the deal.

"Being accepted as a Microsoft Online Service Provider is an honor and significant achievement," said Darryl Roberts, President of IT Professional Services.  "Being a member of the program gives us the ability to offer services to our customers with a flexible cost structure, pricing stability, and cash flow management."

The Microsoft Services Provider Licensing Agreement (SPLA) is Microsoft's Software+Service (other wise know as Software as a Service--SaaS) program that enables services providers to license Microsoft products and services on a monthly basis. The program is designed to emulate how service providers do business - providing services on a monthly fee to their end-customers.

According to IT Professional Services' Darryl Roberts, "Being a SPLA Service Provider now enables IT Professional Services to license Microsoft software to our clients for a low monthly fee without the large upfront investment many companies have to incur to license Microsoft products."

"This program fits perfectly with the way we do business," Roberts continued.  "Business is moving to an all inclusive Managed Care service where we provide all IT services to customers for one low monthly fee.  Instead of just our services, we are now bundling software and hardware into our Managed Care service.  A few months ago, we bundled virus and spyware protection into our top-of-the-line Managed Care service.  Now instead of our customers having to pay up front for a three-year license for a fixed number of users for spam (junk mail) filtering, we can bundle in Forefront Online Security for Exchange, pay monthly without a long-term commitment or a huge up front cost, and be able to change the number of users of the service any month."

Microsoft Online Services includes web-based productivity solutions for individuals and Small to Medium Businesses (SMBs), including world class, familiar Microsoft enterprise products such as Forefront Online Security for Exchange (formerly known as Exchange Hosted Filtering), Microsoft Exchange (enterprise-class e-mail, calendaring, contacts, and real-time collaboration), Mobile e-mail, Windows SharePoint Services, and Office Communications Server.

IT Professional Services has been a Microsoft Certified Partner since 1999, with competencies in network infrastructure and advanced infrastructure solutions.  Microsoft Certified Partners provide an in-depth approach help companies select, implement, securing and managing the right business technology when run in conjunction with Microsoft products.  To become certified, they must prove expertise in Microsoft technology.  

About It Professional Services

IT Professional Services serves its clients by providing a wide range of mission critical

Information Technology solutions and services to small and medium businesses in the central California coast.  Through long-term relationships, the company offers expertise, remote monitoring and management, help desk, on-site service and repair, software and hardware sales.  ITPS makes your IT infrastructure secure, reliable, and performance well so that your business can be successful in today's marketplace.  ITPS manages your computer systems so you can manage your business.  IT Professional Services is privately-held and headquartered in Ventura, California. For more information about the company, visit www.itprofessionalservices.net.

Phone number: (805) 650-6030


For more information:

Darryl Roberts, President
IT Professional Services
Ventura, CA
Tel: 805-650-6030
Fax: 805-650-6030
E-Mail: [email protected]
Web: www.itprofessionalservices.net

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