Win Demonstrates Strength of Strategic Collaboration between OpenText and MicrosoftTORONTO, June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - OpenText™ (NASDAQ: OTEX, TSX: OTC) today announced it has won the 2012 Microsoft Alliance ISV Industry Partner of the Year Award, and has been named a finalist for the 2012 Business Intelligence 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 are thrilled to have won this year's Microsoft Alliance ISV Industry Partner of the Year Award," said James Latham, Chief Marketing Officer, OpenText. "This recognition underscores our tight collaboration with Microsoft in developing highly innovative solutions that help our global customers leverage their enterprises to unleash the power of information." The Microsoft Partner Awards recognize Microsoft partners that have developed and delivered exceptional Microsoft-based solutions during the past year. Awards were presented in multiple categories, with winners chosen from a set of nearly 3,000 entrants worldwide. OpenText was recognized for providing outstanding solutions and services in Microsoft Alliance ISV Industry. The Microsoft Alliance ISV Industry Partner of the Year Award honors the alliance ISV partner that has added business value to customers by deploying new and innovative solutions based on Microsoft technologies in any or all of the following sectors: Manufacturing and Resources (Oil and Gas, Power and Utilities, Process Manufacturing, Automotive, Aerospace and Industrial Equipment, High Tech and Electronics, Pharmaceutical, Chemicals), Financial Services (Banking, Capital Markets, Insurance), and Distribution and Services (Retail and Hospitality, Consumer Goods, Professional Services). The award acknowledges the partner that has demonstrated excellence in driving Microsoft-based solutions that solve new or existing business needs for the industry. This award winner is recognized as the most valuable alliance ISV partner in developing and delivering Microsoft-based solutions to our mutual customers in the industry.