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MicroEdge(R) Announces Certification Plans for Microsoft(R) Windows(R) 8

New York, Nov. 6, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MicroEdge, LLC, the leading provider of solutions to the giving community worldwide, has announced plans to certify its products on the newly released version of Microsoft's Windows operating system.

Microsoft released Windows 8 and Internet Explorer 10 to the market on Friday, October 26, 2012. MicroEdge has been working to ensure its products will be certified on the new operating system and browser in a timely manner. The company has been testing with beta versions of Windows 8 and Internet Explorer 10, and will soon be moving forward to roll out certification for many of its products, including GIFTS, GIFTS Alta, GIFTS Online, IGAM, ReviewerCONNECT, GIFTS Plus Pack, FIMS, DonorCentral, MyGIFTS and AngelPoints.

MicroEdge will announce these certifications as they are available, beginning in the first quarter of 2013. Many of the major systems manufacturers continue to offer Windows 7 on new PC purchases, so MicroEdge clients purchasing new systems can remain on currently certified operating systems; however, if new systems are purchased with the new operating system, MicroEdge will support all clients that adopt Windows 8 prior to the product certification.

"Technology is constantly changing," says MicroEdge CEO, Preston McKenzie. "As a software provider, we understand that it is imperative for us to keep up with these changes so that the business operations of our clients can continue to run seamlessly and with little to no interruption. Planning ahead for major releases such as Windows 8 will allow us to do that. Because we have been planning for this release for some time, we expect a smooth transition to this new operating system. "

About MicroEdge
Established in 1985, MicroEdge, LLC is the leading provider of software and services to the giving community worldwide. MicroEdge solutions deliver a powerful, integrated, and open framework for efficient and effective charitable giving. The company is committed to providing the best technology toolset for foundations, corporations, government agencies, donors, advisors and financial institutions. Together, these tools help organizations to work with one another to raise, invest, manage and award charitable currency. MicroEdge is headquartered in New York City with regional offices throughout the U.S. and supports thousands of clients worldwide. MicroEdge is part of the Vista Equity Partners portfolio of software and technology-enabled companies. To learn more about Vista Equity Partners, visit www.vistaequitypartners.com. To learn more about MicroEdge, visit www.microedge.com.

Media Contact:
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Source:MicroEdge, LLC