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									Long View achieves Microsoft Unified Communications Competency Voice specialization Calgary, Alberta – July 8, 2008 – Long View Systems (Long View), an innovative technology solutions provider, announced today that it is honored to have achieved Voice specialization within the Microsoft Unified Communications Competency as part of the Microsoft Partner Program in both the USA and Canada. Already a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, this achievement allows Long View to deliver enhanced integrated communications services as part of the Microsoft unified communications solutions it has been offering for the last year. Long View has implemented Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007, and the 2007 Microsoft Office system in both pilot and production environments over the past year. Earning the Unified Communications Competency Voice specialization requires the completion of competency testing and a rigorous technical readiness program that includes specific staffing requirements and an internal deployment of the complete Microsoft unified communications offering. Companies that achieve the Unified Communications Competency Voice specialization are qualified by Microsoft to deploy additional Microsoft unified communications technologies, such as Microsoft Exchange Unified Messaging, including VoIP and audio-, video-, and Web-conferencing, and are recognized as integral players in Microsoft’s unified communications strategy. As a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, Long View strives to help Microsoft facilitate growth and build momentum in this emerging communications category and to provide a robust, feature-rich foundation on which to build customized solutions for its customers’ unique needs. “Together with Microsoft, we are ready to deliver world-class business solutions with unified communications technologies,” said Bill Arnett, President and Chief Operating Officer at Long View, “Our achievement of Unified Communications Competency Voice specialization is just another example of how we can help our clients use the latest technology to succeed in their daily business efforts. Our position as a qualified vendor of Microsoft’s unified communications solutions represents another way by which Long View offers its customers proven value.” “Companies such as Long View that have achieved Voice specialization are trained to understand the potential that exists in Microsoft’s software-powered voice technologies,” said Eric Swift, Senior Director of product management for the Unified Communications Group at Microsoft Corp. “In this way, they can offer communications technology solutions in and outside the realm of traditional telephony, including working with their SMB and enterprise clients to create more productive business processes through unified communications.”

About Long View Systems

Long View is dedicated to offering leading-edge technology solutions for their clients’ businesses, and has been delivering Voice over IP (VoIP) solutions for the past 8 years. Long View Systems is an IT Services and Solutions organization with over 500 technical consultants across North America. We provide our clients with the best IT people and offer complete solutions focused around IT infrastructure, user support and technology procurement. ######### The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners. For more information, press only: Souzan Basmahjian, Marketing Manager Long View Systems Telephone: (403) 515-6900 Email: souzan.basmajian@lvs1.com www.longviewsystems.com

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