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Mindtree becomes Microsoft service ready partner

Microsoft Service Ready Partner program enables MindTree to leverage proven tools and methodologies for customer engagements in the fields of Search, Portals and Collaboration

June 30, 2009 - Bangalore, INDIA

MindTree Limited, a global IT Solutions Company, announced today that it has achieved Microsoft Service Ready Partner status. Through the partnership, MindTree is able to leverage field-tested engagement tools, templates, guidelines and best practices developed by Microsoft Services for use in consulting engagements with Microsoft customers in the areas of Search, Portals and Collaboration. As a Service Ready Partner, MindTree is able to expand its customer reach while expediting the process of engagement.

The Microsoft Service Ready program offers Microsoft Gold Certified Partners pre-sales tools, and technical and operational guidance that help partners accelerate time to market, increase operational efficiencies and improve the quality of their delivery to customers. These resources scale to the size of engagement and provide a consistent framework to use throughout the sales, delivery and support stages. These tools are deployable across the Microsoft portfolio in service areas including architecture planning, building and deployment, and operations support and optimization.

"Achieving Microsoft Service Ready Partner status is a significant milestone for MindTree," said head of MindTree's Microsoft Technologies Practice, Bhageerathi D R. "The market for Microsoft services is growing rapidly, and as a Service Ready Partner, MindTree is armed with the tools and resources to meet the needs of the Microsoft community."

In a study commissioned by Microsoft, a leading analyst firm estimated the current market opportunity for services on the Microsoft platform to be $383 billion and expects it to grow to more than $490 billion by 2012. To take advantage of this growth potential, partners constantly need to refresh their offerings as technologies and customer needs evolve. Services Ready is designed to accelerate the learning curve so partners can provide greater expertise and efficiency to their customers.

"MindTree has deep expertise in Microsoft technologies, and we are happy to welcome them into the Service Ready Program," said Rajesh Satpute, Services Partner Lead, US Services Sales, Microsoft. "As a Service Ready Partner, MindTree is equipped with the latest training, methodologies and tools that enable customers to accelerate the adoption of Microsoft platforms."

MindTree's Microsoft Technologies Practice is 1000-plus people strong, offering application development and maintenance, consulting, product implementation and solution accelerators. MindTree has invested in building deep expertise in MOSS 2007, Microsoft Dynamics, Office Business Applications, BizTalk, Silverlight and Unified Communications. The practice is structured as a core delivery team that handles implementation and maintenance, and a set of enabling structures by way of three groups: the Architecture and Design group - for assessment of and assistance in project architectures, the Center of Excellence - for building mass skills in technology areas, and the Research and Reuse group - for building frameworks and researching new technologies.

Safe Harbor

Certain statements in this release concerning our future growth prospects are forward-looking statements, which involve a number of risks, and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements. We do not undertake to update any forward-looking statement that may be made from time to time by us or on our behalf.

About Mindtree

MindTree Ltd. is a global IT Solutions Company specializing in IT Services, Independent Testing, Infrastructure Management and Technical Support (IMTS), Knowledge Services and Product Engineering, which comprises of R&D Services and Software Product Engineering. MindTree partners with its clients to create a transparent, value-based relationship. Our people build innovative solutions in a wide range of technology domains that enable our customers to succeed in their business goals.

MindTree was ranked 45th among the leaders in The 2009 Global Outsourcing 100 by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals. Widely known for its focus on human capital development, MindTree has been consistently rated among the most admired employers by several industry surveys, including Great Places To Work Institute, Hewitt Associates and Mercer. MindTree was ranked No. 1 among the Most Admired Knowledge Enterprise (MAKE) India Award winners for the second consecutive year in 2008. MindTree is the winner of the National Award for Excellence in Corporate Governance in India in 2007-08. The Company is publicly listed in India. Please visit us at

For more information, contact:

Ashwini Rajeswara
MindTree Limited

Jay Russo
LVA Communications