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Penton Technology Group Unveils Redesigned Websites For Microsoft Professionals SharePoint Pro and Windows IT Pro Now Offer Mobile-Optimized Viewing, Connect Users & Experts More Easily

FORT COLLINS, Colo., March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Penton Technology Group today unveiled redesigned SharePoint Pro and Windows IT Pro websites to better serve the news, knowledge and networking needs of Microsoft-focused IT professionals.

The updated sites are optimized for mobile viewing, and feature simplified navigation, topic-focused pages, more powerful search functionality and faster load times. New tools and resources promote training, education and community building:

  • User-generated content, including simplified commenting and an integrated Twitter feed, advances conversations as they occur across the community.
  • A wider array of easy-access white papers, ebooks and online events — such as the group's upcoming May 22-23 IT Connections training course — opens more options for professional education.

"The redesign of our sites coincides with a record number of new Microsoft technology releases and a growing demand for how-to technical information," said Peg Miller, publisher, Penton Technology Group. "New features and tools will help our customers access the vital information they need, and connect with our community of experts faster and more easily."

These Technology Group site redesigns reflect Penton's award-winning leadership in business-to-business digital information services. Among its most recent honors, the company was recognized earlier this month with the prestigious Jesse H. Neal Award from American Business Media for Best Website (Nation's Restaurant News's nrn.com) and Best Blog (Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows).

SharePoint Pro is the information and education site that serves IT professionals, power users, and developers working with Microsoft SharePoint. It serves as a portal to the SharePoint community, and is known for providing content to IT professionals and developers looking for how-to solutions, education, specialized training and product reviews. SharePoint Pro features are written by industry experts such as Dan Holme, Todd Klindt, Asif Rehmani and Randy Williams. Current hot topics covered include planning, migration and new features of Microsoft launches – Microsoft Office 365 and SharePoint 2013.

Windows IT Pro serves Microsoft-focused IT professionals and systems administrators. As one of the most respected sites in the industry, Windows IT Pro is best known for the tactical articles and tips that help readers in their day-to-day jobs. Windows IT Pro's editorial content is written by industry experts: Paul Thurrott covers news and product reviews, John Savill writes FAQs for Windows, blogger and Exchange expert Tony Redmond offers insights and Mark Minasi covers hands-on solutions. The website is complemented by online and in-person events.

About Penton Technology Group
Penton Technology Group serves technology ecosystems. SharePoint Pro and Windows IT Pro are part of a larger technology community that serves Microsoft IT professionals and developers through Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows, SQL Server Pro, Dev Pro brands; IBM IT professionals and developers with iPro Developer and POWER IT Pro; and the ecosystem of IT channel companies through Nine Lives brands "MSPmentor", "Talkin' Cloud" and "The VAR Guy".

About Penton
For millions of business owners and decision-makers, Penton makes the difference every day. We engage our professional users by providing actionable ideas and insights, data and workflow tools, community and networking, both in person and virtually, all with deep relevance to their specific industries. We then activate this engagement by connecting users with tens of thousands of targeted providers of products and services to help drive business growth. Learn more about our company at www.penton.com.

Penton is a privately held company owned by MidOcean Partners and U.S. Equity Partners II, an investment fund sponsored by Wasserstein & Co., LP.

CONTACTS:
Shelli Winter
Director, Marketing & Creative
Penton
Phone: 805.423.0128
Email: Shelli.Winter@Penton.com

Chris Meyer
Director, Corporate Communications
Penton
Phone: 212.204.4259
Email: chris.meyer@penton.com

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