Covast Executive Receives Microsoft’s Prestigious MVP Award
Chief technology officer, Gijsbert in ‘t Veld, honored for commitment to
ATLANTA – April 11, 2006 – Covast, a leading
provider of business-to-business integration solutions for collaborative business
environments, today announced that its chief technology officer, Gijsbert in
‘t Veld has been awarded the Microsoft® Most Valuable Professional
(MVP) award. Mr. in ‘t Veld joins a small, prestigious group of the best
and brightest technical leaders from around the world. MVP recipients are honored
for their commitment to the technical community, to their peers and their demonstrated
Specifically, Mr. in ‘t Veld has been awarded for his expertise and work
with the Microsoft BizTalk Server product. Over the past four years, he has helped
with the ongoing development of Microsoft BizTalk Server and helped strengthen
the product’s electronic data interchange (EDI) and integration capabilities.
Just recently, Mr. in ‘t Veld and the Covast team released the Covast EDI
Accelerator for Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006, the Microsoft recommended solution
for EDI. The Covast EDI Accelerator has an easy to use interface and advanced
end-to-end EDI capabilities to extend the B2B integration functionalities of BizTalk
Microsoft’s MVP award acknowledges these contributions to the global technical
community and Mr. in ‘t Veld’s commitment to provide more value to
Microsoft customers. By receiving this award, he is also honored for his inspiration
and willingness to help his peers in technology.
As an MVP, Mr. in ‘t Veld has the opportunity to meet Microsoft executives
and network with other technical leaders. He will also have the opportunity to
share his expertise with the technical community and customers through speaking
engagements, one-on-one customer event participation and technical content development.
Mr. in ‘t Veld will also receive early access to Microsoft technology and
have the ability to influence the future functionalities of their products.
“Covast is extremely proud of Gijsbert’s accomplishment. He has been
the driving force behind the technical superiority of our EDI integration technology
for Microsoft BizTalk Server. The privileges of Microsoft’s MVP award will
allow the global technical community to further benefit from his technical knowledge,”
said Daan Scheer, CEO, Covast
To learn more about the Covast’s EDI integration solutions for Microsoft
BizTalk Server 2006, please visit www.covast.com.
Covast is a leading provider of business-to-business integration solutions
for collaborative business environments. The company provides integration solutions
that bridge the gap between legacy electronic data interchange (EDI) applications
and today's new Internet standards. The suite of products that Covast offers
is designed to facilitate fast and cost-effective business-to-business integration
with single platform environments, such as those supported by Microsoft BizTalk
Server and IBM WebSphere. Covast is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and an
IBM Business Partner. With its European headquarters in the Netherlands and
its U.S. headquarters in Atlanta, Covast has strategic relationships with partners
and customers including GXS, Accenture, EDS, HP, Citrix and Siemens. For more
information, visit http://www.covast.com.
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