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Orckestra,  an innovative provider of .NET E-commerce, Collaboration and Cloud based solutions announced  today that  it has been selected as the winner of the Best Internet Solution  at the  2013  SharePoint Summit  Gala. Following the release of Microsoft’s 2013 SharePoint platform, this seventh annual conference—the only one of its kind in Canada—celebrates the world-class leaders in SharePoint solutions. The winners were announced at the Hilton Hotel in Toronto, Ontario on May 14ᵗʰ, 2013.

“Working with Microsoft SharePoint, Orckestra delivered unparalleled results in designing Mary Kay’s website for scalability and user experience,” said Louis Fournier, President and Co-Founder of Orckestra. “We are honored to have received the recognition for Best Internet Solution at the 2013 SharePoint Summit.”

Constantly innovating and adapting to the fast-paced world of technology, Orckestra has provided a supportive and strategic environment for partners in the ever-growing online community. MaryKay.com is a great example of Orckestra’s fleet of websites that provide a seamless approach to customer support, sales and marketing collaboration.

“This memorable evening allowed us to learn more about the winning SharePoint projects, thanks to the laureates who shared the highlights of their achievements. Creativity, ingenuity and inventiveness were honored for the benefit of the SharePoint community,” said Lillian Beauregard, Vice President, Communications and Marketing of the SharePoint Summit conference.

Emphasizing the high caliber of all nominees, the judges’ unanimous decision was based on a combination of Significance of Business Challenge, Business Benefit & ROI and Advanced Capabilities, such as Integration with backend systems, Advanced Research Issues, Role-Based Targeting, Contextual, Social Integration, Authentication and Usability. Made up of four leading experts, the panel included: Russ Cole, York Region District School Board; Inna Gordin, author and editor of SharePoint Reviews; Arik Kalininsky, VP IT, Wilson International and director, CIO Association of Canada; and Savash Alic, Principal SharePoint Consultant at Microsoft and Head Judge of the competition.

“We are thrilled to receive this prestigious award from SharePoint," commented Vincent Trépanier, Executive VP & Co-Founder of Orckestra. “The recognition acknowledges the dedication and commitment our team makes to ensure the highest standards of excellence are met in everything we do. We have dozens of customers that we are working with to help enhance their E-commerce solutions.”

This award follows Orckestra’s selection as a finalist in the ISV/Software Solutions Industry Partner of the Year and Web Development Partner of the Year  categories in the 2012 Microsoft Partner Network IMPACT Awards.