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First Colorado Woman Receives Rare Microsoft Recognition

Top Training Credential Supports Office 2007 Business Users

PARKER, Colorado, May 20, 2008-Microsoft Corporation recently awarded the distinction of Microsoft Certified Application Specialist (MCAS) Instructor to Dawn Bjork Buzbee, owner of The Software ProŽ. Buzbee is the first Colorado woman to achieve this certification which is the highest level of mastery in Microsoft Office 2007. She is one of only two certified Microsoft Office 2007 Instructors in Colorado and joins an elite group of less than fifty Microsoft Certified Application Specialist (MCAS) Instructors across the United States and fewer than one hundred MCAS Instructors worldwide.

With Microsoft Office commanding more than 85% of the market for desktop office suites, the latest release of Office 2007 is having a huge impact on business productivity. "Microsoft Office 2007 is the most significant update in over 10 years for the world's leading desktop programs," says Buzbee. "Even though the core function of each program remains, the look and feel of Office 2007 is dramatically different. Thousands of hours of productivity and profit are lost each day as business workers struggle to figure out the changes on their own. Businesses need to create proactive strategies on how they can effectively and easily use custom training and coaching to make the upgrade to Office 2007 a smooth transition."

The highly sought certification of MCAS Instructor validates a trainer's skills and hands-on ability to use the entire Microsoft Office 2007 suite of business productivity programs, including Microsoft Office Word 2007, Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007, Microsoft Office Excel 2007, Microsoft Office Outlook 2007, and Windows Vista. Buzbee also holds other Microsoft credentials including Microsoft Office Specialist Master Instructor, Microsoft Word Expert, and Microsoft Excel Expert. Additionally, The Software ProŽ is certified as a Women's Business Enterprise (WBE).

About The Software ProŽ

Dawn Bjork Buzbee is The Software ProŽ with over 20 years experience transforming geek speak into people friendly. A professional software speaker, trainer, consultant, and author of 6 books, Dawn has helped more than 100,000 individuals to learn smart, easy, and productive ways to use software and technology. Dawn has also been recognized as a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) as well as a certified Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Master Instructor, Microsoft Certified Applications Specialist (MCAS) Instructor, and a certified Microsoft Office expert. Software tip sheets, how-to lessons, and expert advice are available at www.TheSoftwarePro.com.

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