Microsoft has honoured Calgary’s Quadrus Development Inc. with its MEC 2000 Solutions Award for Best Exchange 2000 Solution by a partner.
The award recognizes Quadrus’s expertise in custom software development and e-business solutions. Quadrus was among 105 nominees worldwide in the Best Exchange category, one of eight in the MEC 2000 Solutions Awards. The Calgary company was also a finalist in the Up and Coming category.
Quadrus worked earlier this year with Microsoft and Canadian Pacific Railway to develop a document library system, using the beta version of the Exchange 2000 Web Storage System that provides seamless access to CP Rail’s information assets from the same Web client that delivers e-mail. The system developed by Quadrus provides a major part of the foundation for CP’s overall Internet strategy.
CP Rail was also nominated for the MEC 2000 awards in the Most Innovative Use of Web Storage System category
Founded in 1993 by Brian Donaldson and Greg Lancaster, Quadrus Development Inc. has delivered solutions in more than 100 software development projects for a variety of clients. It also offers training courses in technologies and methodologies.
Donaldson, president and chief technology officer of Quadrus, is Microsoft’s regional director for Alberta — “an individual who is the ears and eyes into the development community for Microsoft.”
Quadrus Development Inc. is one of a group of three companies, including Quadra Financial Technologies, now in research and development mode, and Quadrus Stake Fund Ltd., which invests in high-tech ventures.