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Pioneer Developer Joins SWsoft

SEATTLE and HERNDON, Va. -- SWsoft today announced that Mark Zbikowski, a former Microsoft Architect and pioneer software developer, will serve the company as Senior Technical Advisor. In this capacity, he will assist SWsoft as a resource to the development team and advisor to senior management.

While at Microsoft, Zbikowski led efforts in MS-DOS, OS/2, Cairo and Windows NT. In 2006, he was honored for 25 years of service with the company and the first employee to reach this milestone other than executives Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer. Zbikowski designed the DOS executable file format, used in MS-DOS executable files, and his initials "MZ" grace the headers of that file format. He is one of the main architects and developers of Windows NTFS, the most popular file system in use.

Today, Zbikowski is a lecturer at the University of Washington having retired from Microsoft in June 2006. He holds a bachelor's degree from Harvard in applied mathematics and a master's degree from Yale.

"The SWsoft culture is reminiscent of Microsoft during its exciting formative years; a young, high-energy company with enormous potential to have significant impact on transforming the way IT is used to help consumers and businesses worldwide," said Zbikowski. "I'm very much looking forward to getting started with helping SWsoft continue to develop world-class virtualization, management and automation software."

SWsoft Inc.