Small and medium business marketing manager Jared Pedersen and former consulting service team member Sean Croon have received the Outstanding Achiever award in Microsoft's Circle of Excellence programme. Croon recently moved to Canada to work for the vendor.
The award honours top performing employees worldwide. According to a Microsoft spokeswoman, it is the highest staff recognition possible.
The two men receive a package that includes travel to Monaco in October, a trophy, and attendance at a reception and dinner with senior corporate executives in the US.
Pedersen and Croon were two of 10 people awarded in Asia Pacific. Previous local winners are Chris Ichter and Richard Paik in 2009, along with David Downs and Carlos Martinez in 2008.