Lionbridge Opens 'Certified for Windows Server 2008' Testing Program


Now in its 14th Year, Lionbridge's VeriTest Certification Service Ensures Applications are Well-Integrated with New Windows Server 2008

LOS ANGELES and WALTHAM, Mass., Feb. 27 -- In conjunction with today's public launch of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 in Los Angeles, Lionbridge Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:LIOX) has opened authorized testing and validation services for independent software vendors (ISVs) seeking the Microsoft Certified for Windows Server 2008 designation for their applications. The VeriTest® team at Lionbridge has certified software products and conducted pre-tests for a select number of ISVs since the program was announced in June 2007. With today's launch, all ISV partners will now have access to Lionbridge's depth of experience and knowledge of the certification process to speed testing and begin distributing certified products to the market.

"Certification is a key element of our 'ecosystem enablement' services, which include developing, localizing, maintaining, and testing commercial applications worldwide. Our close relationship with Microsoft certification programs over the past 14 years showcases our commitment to supporting the applications community," said Steve Nemzer, vice president, Global Development and Test, Lionbridge. "Our mission is to make it easy for developers to create and release reliable global applications by working with each of the participants in the value chain of a product, from the developers, through the value-added partners, to the global markets."

Since 1994 Lionbridge has enabled thousands of ISVs in the Windows ecosystem to maximize the reach and reliability of their applications. Through its VeriTest service, Lionbridge brings consistent experience from previous tests, and ensures an efficient and streamlined process that allows ISVs to quickly gain certification status and begin marketing their products.

"Lionbridge and its VeriTest team have provided invaluable service to the Windows ecosystem over the past 14 years by offering globally-available and professionally-managed tests across many Microsoft product lines," said Tony de Freitas, director of Windows Server marketing, Microsoft. "Together we have worked hard to develop a cost-effective and consistent experience for our ISV partners developing on the Windows Server 2008 platform."

In addition to the official test, VeriTest Pre-Certification services help ISVs prepare software products for the Certified for Windows Server 2008 logo. The VeriTest team will assess a pre-release version of the product for compliance and to identify likely issues that may cause the product to fail the official test. The pre-certification report will enable the correction of most logo compliance issues without disrupting the product's release schedules.

VeriTest is an authorized solutions partner for many Microsoft third party product certification programs, including the Microsoft Certified for Windows Vista and Certified for Microsoft Dynamics Programs.

Microsoft first announced the Windows Server 2008 logo program in June 2007: www.microsoft.com/presspass/features/2007/jun07/06-05WinServer08.mspx. For more information about Certified for Windows Server 2008 testing through VeriTest, and to request a certification test today, visit www.lionbridge.com/cfw2008.

About Lionbridge

Lionbridge Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:LIOX) is a leading provider of globalization and testing services. Lionbridge combines global resources with proven program management methodologies to serve as an outsource partner throughout a client's product and content lifecycle -- from development to globalization, testing and maintenance. Global organizations in all industries rely on Lionbridge services to increase international market share, speed adoption of global products and content, and enhance their return on enterprise applications and IT system investments. Based in Waltham, Massachusetts, Lionbridge maintains solution centers in 26 countries and provides services under the Lionbridge® and VeriTest® brands. To learn more, visit http://www.lionbridge.com/.

Source: Lionbridge Technologies, Inc.

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Jason King of Lois Paul & Partners for Lionbridge Technologies, Inc.
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http://www.lionbridge.com/cfw2008

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