Leading cloud provider earns prestigious global title with value-added services and technical expertiseSHERBROOKE, QC, May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - SherWeb, a leading provider of Microsoft business cloud solutions, today announced it has been named the 2013 World Hosting Partner of the Year by Microsoft Corp. Each year, Microsoft recognizes partners that distinguish themselves through their commitment to customers, their solutions' market impact and their exemplary use of Microsoft technologies. In winning the award, SherWeb beat out leading competitors from over 100 countries, firmly cementing its reputation as Microsoft's most valued hosted partner worldwide. "The 2013 Partner of the Year Award winners represent some of the best and brightest our ecosystem has to offer," said Jon Roskill, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group, Microsoft. "We applaud each of our partners for demonstrating exceptional dedication in working to solve the most pressing technology challenges facing our mutual customers today." SherWeb credits its win to its unique ability to offer small and mid-sized businesses the value-added services and support they need to fully benefit from Microsoft cloud solutions. It also cites its ability to bring Microsoft solutions to the market ahead of others. "Organizations around the world turn to SherWeb for their Microsoft solutions because we are a technology-driven company that is passionate about meeting their needs," said Matthew Cassar, SherWeb co-founder and president. "Our target market places extra emphasis on smooth migration and free access to technical support, so we build these and many other value-added services into our affordable and customizable plans." Since 1998, SherWeb has grown to become one of the largest Microsoft cloud solutions providers in the world. In addition to its global partner network of resellers, distributors and advisors, SherWeb hosts the email and collaborative environments of more than 20,000 organizations in over 107 countries. "Our close partnership with Microsoft over the years has allowed us to acquire a level of expertise found virtually nowhere else," said Peter Cassar, SherWeb founder and CEO. "This award is a reflection our ability to offer customers a richer, more customized solution when it comes to Microsoft Hosted Exchange, SharePoint and Lync." The prize will be officially awarded to SherWeb representatives during the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, July 7 to 11, 2013 in Houston, Texas. About SherWeb Inc. - A worldwide hosted services leader ranking in the prestigious North American Deloitte Technology Fast 500 TM, and Microsoft 2013 and 2011 Hosting Partner of the Year, SherWeb provides competitive email, collaboration, and backup solutions to businesses and partners around the world. Founded in 1998, SherWeb is a privately-owned company headquartered in Quebec, Canada. Its service portfolio includes Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint, Lync, Dynamics CRM and more. For details, visit http://www.sherweb.com.