ICONICS honoured as 2008 Microsoft Partner of the Year for ISV/Software Solutions

The company was chosen out of an international field of top Microsoft partners as delivering market-leading customer solutions built on Microsoft technology.  

We are excited to recognise ICONICS GENESIS64 suite, which demonstrates on a global level that better together is so much more than a tag line, said Robert Deshaies, Vice President, U.S. Partner Group, Microsoft Corp. It actually speaks to the business value delivered through tight integration by tapping into the full potential of each application while reducing support requirements. 

Awards were presented in a number of categories, with winners chosen from a pool of more than 2,000 entrants worldwide. ICONICS was recognised for its superior technology and innovation as an ISV/Software Solutions provider. The ISV/Software Solutions Partner of the Year award recognises the ISV competency partner that excels at developing and delivering packaged software to customers.  

ICONICS is extremely pleased to have been selected for this prestigious award from Microsoft, said Russ Agrusa, President and CEO of ICONICS. ICONICS has implemented, and integrated with, Microsoft technologies for over 20 years to meet the needs of our automation and manufacturing customers. Receiving the Partner of the Year award for our GENESIS64 HMI/SCADA solution reinforces the strength of our relationship with Microsoft, as well as our commitment to provide customers and partners with a 360 View of their Enterprise. 

ICONICS GENESIS64 was designed from the ground up to take advantage of Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008. ICONICS solutions also leverage Microsoft SQL Server 2008, SQL Server 2005, SharePoint Server and Office 2007. GENESIS64s use of the .NET Framework takes maximum advantage of Visual Studio Team System 2008. The enabling of these technologies allows ICONICS to help customers make better informed business decisions and is one reason why they have been named a 2008 Microsoft Partner of the Year.  

The Microsoft Partner Programme Awards recognise Microsoft partners that have developed and delivered exceptional Microsoft-based solutions during the last year.  


Founded in 1986, ICONICS is a leader in the development of Web-enabled industrial automation and manufacturing intelligence software for Microsoft Windows operating systems.

Offering the industry's only suite of fully-integrated OPC-based components and products, GENESIS32 Enterprise Edition is available for Windows XP, XP Professional x64, Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2003 x64. GENESIS64 takes advantage of 64-bit processors running 64-bit optimized Microsoft Windows operating systems including Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP. Pocket GENESIS for Windows CE and Pocket PC was built from the ground up based on ICONICS' OPC-To-The-Core framework.

BizViz is a suite of manufacturing and business intelligence products, which bridge the gap between manufacturing and corporate business information systems. BizViz is designed around Microsoft .NET technology and Microsoft SharePoint Services. ICONICS also offers a complete set of Plug and Play automation components, including best-in-class OPC ActiveX Controls, OPC Toolkit, Human Machine Interface (HMI), Microsoft SQL Server-based data logging, Multimedia Alarming, and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) products. ICONICS is a Microsoft Gold Certified partner represented in over 60 countries, and has more than 225,000 product installations worldwide.

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