Penton's Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Magazine Name Best of Tech-Ed 2010 Winners

Jun 10, 2010, 12:50 ET from Penton Media

NEW YORK, June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Penton Media's Windows IT Pro® and SQL Server Magazine®  have announced the winners of the Best of Tech-Ed 2010 awards competition. The judges reviewed more than 295 IT and developer products and services submitted for the contest and chose 46 finalists interviewed  at the Microsoft Tech-Ed 2010 conference in New Orleans, LA. Winners of Best of Tech-Ed 2010 awards competition will be featured in the August issues of Windows IT Pro® and SQL Server Magazine®. SharePointPro Connections® and DevProConnections® will also cover the awards in future issues.  In addition, the Attendees' Pick winner, selected by conference attendees from the list of finalists during the conference, has also been announced.

The 13 Best of Tech-Ed 2010 awards category winners, two special recognition award winners, and Attendees' Pick winners are:

Best Microsoft Product: Visual Studio 2010

Backup and Recovery: Symantec--Backup Exec 2010

Business Intelligence: Dundas Data Visualization--Dundas Dashboard 2.0

Database Administration: Idera--Idera SQL Toolbox 1.0

Database Development: Quest Software--Toad for SQL Server 4.6

Developer Tools: AVIcode--Intercept Studio 5.6

Hardware and Storage: Brocade--Brocade DCX-4S Backbone

Messaging:  Argent Software--Argent for Exchange 2.0

Networking:  A10 Networks--64-bit AX Series

SharePoint: Quest Software--Quest Site Administrator for SharePoint 4.0

Systems Management and Operations: ScriptLogic--Active Administrator 5.5

Security:  Symantec--Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition 12

Software Components & Middleware: Telerik--Telerik Ultimate Collection for .NET 2010

Virtualization: VMware--VMware vSphere 4

Breakthrough Product: Citrix XenDesktop 4

Attendees Pick:  VMware--VMware vSphere 4

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