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Likewise Software Named Among Top Finalists

Company Selected in Advanced Infrastructure Solutions, Active Directory Category

BELLEVUE, Wash., June 24, 2009 - Today, Likewise announced it has been selected as a 2009 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) Awards finalist in the category, Advanced Infrastructure Solutions - Active Directory.

"This is further recognition of our company's momentum from one of our most important partners," said Manny Vellon, CTO of Likewise. "We are proud of now having received six industry awards in the past two years, and just completing the best financial quarter in our company's history. We're delivering great software to meet the widespread demand for better integration of all types of computer systems with Microsoft Active Directory."

Awards are presented in a number of categories, with the Advanced Infrastructure Solutions, Active Directory Partner of the Year award honoring partners who have proven proficiency in implementing solutions based on Windows Active Directory Domain Services. This award also recognizes partners with innovative solutions for Active Directory Domain Services in a heterogeneous environment, or solutions that provide value-added security and compliance capabilities for Active Directory Domain Services. Winners are chosen from a pool of nearly 2,000 entrants worldwide.

"Partners are the key to igniting business innovation through great technology, as well as helping customers drive down costs," said Allison L. Watson, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group, Microsoft Corp. "Congratulations to the 2009 WPC Award finalists who have demonstrated a superior level of expertise, as well as a focus on delivering customer value. We look forward to seeing these partners fulfill their limitless potential as they continue to provide customers with world-class Microsoft solutions."

The Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference Awards recognize Microsoft partners that have developed and delivered exceptional Microsoft-based solutions over the past year.

About Likewise
Likewise provides integration and identity management solutions to improve security and operational efficiencies and help achieve regulatory compliance in mixed networks. Likewise Open allows organizations to securely authenticate Linux, Unix and Mac systems with Microsoft Active Directory. Likewise Enterprise includes all the core authentication technology that comes with Likewise Open, plus world-class migration, group policy, auditing and reporting modules. More information is available at the company's website, www.likewise.com.

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