Simply Mail Solutions, the leading email hosting company, announced it has achieved the Silver Hosting Competency in the Microsoft Partner Network, demonstrating its ability to meet Microsoft customers’ evolving needs in today’s dynamic business environment.

To earn a Microsoft Silver Competency, partners must complete a set of tests to prove their level of technology expertise, submit customer references and employ a required number of Microsoft Certified Professionals who are skilled on current technology relevant for the competency.

“This Silver Competency showcases our expertise in today’s technology market and demonstrates our knowledge of Microsoft and their products,” said Colin Smith (CEO), “We hope to accelerate our customers’ success by serving as technology providers for their business demands.”

“By achieving a Silver Competency, partners have proven themselves as specialized technology experts with the skills needed to best serve customers,” said Jon Roskill, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp. “The Silver Competency in the Microsoft Partner Network is designed to help customers identify services and solution providers that have demonstrated proof of their capability to deliver quality outcomes and customer satisfaction.”

Especially for small and medium sized enterprises hosted services are extremely cost-effective. With SMS’ hosted Exchange 2010 services for instance, customers can quickly add new users according to their needs at any given time without the heavy investments in hardware and software. With the large mailboxes users can take full advantage of their hosted MS Exchange solution without having to worry about storage limits as this can be gradually increased as required with clearly predictable costs.