Perth-based intuitive mining software supplier Micromine has achieved two highly regarded sets of accreditation from Microsoft.

For the second time in as many years, the company has been awarded Microsoft’s Gold Partner Certification as an independent software vendor. The accreditation was achieved by making its flagship geological exploration and mine design software compatible with Windows 8.

Micromine’s chief executive officer Kevin Ryan says the gold partner certification is recognition that the company’s software solutions are of the highest possible quality in the global marketplace. “A significant amount of work is required to achieve this and should prove to be a tremendous asset to our clients who are the recipients of Micromine’s highly awarded technical expertise.”

Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Group’s vice president Jon Roskill says, “By achieving a gold competency, partners have demonstrated the highest, most consistent capability and commitment to the latest Microsoft technology. These partners have a deep expertise that puts them in the top 1% of our partner ecosystem and their proficiency will help customers drive innovative solutions on the latest Microsoft technology.”

The company’s Micromine solution was tested to meet all of Microsoft’s technical requirements to receive compatibility certification and then become Windows 8 compatible.

Micromine’s software development manager Scott Pleiter says his team has strived to be at the forefront of compatibility. “Now that Micromine 2011 is Windows 8 compatible and appears in the Windows compatibility centre, our customers can upgrade with the confidence that our software will not require any compatibility configuration to work correctly on Windows 8.”

The Micromine software solution allows companies to capture, manage and interpret critical mining and exploration data, while providing an in-depth understanding of the project. The company boasts more than 12,000 customers across 90 countries, making it one of the world’s leading providers of mining software.

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