Windows 2000 Magazine Network Names Tech Ed Best of Show Winners

Penton Technology Media, publisher of SQL Server Magazine and Windows 2000 Magazine, named winners of the Windows 2000 Magazine Network Best of Show Awards at Microsoft Tech Ed 2001 in Atlanta, Georgia, this week.

Winternals Software’s Administrator Pak won Best Overall Product. "This bundle of Winternals’ most popular repair and recovery utilities has broad appeal for our audience," said Karen Forster, editor in chief of SQL Server Magazine and Windows 2000 Magazine. "These tools give systems administrators the ability to recover crashed systems, remotely access systems for repair, reconstruct damaged files, edit the registry of unbootable systems, and more. The value to our audience is unmatched."

Crystal Decisions’ Crystal Analysis Professional won best product in the SQL Server category, and CAST’s Application Mining Suite was runner-up. Quest Software’s FastLane ActiveRoles won best product in the Windows 2000 category, and Marathon Technologies’ Endurance product was named runner-up. Sybari Software’s Antigen 6.1 won best product in the Exchange Server category, and Bindview Corporation’s bv-Control for Microsoft Exchange was runner-up.

"We began this process with more than 200 entries and narrowed it to 40 finalists through a rigorous selection process," explained Forster. "Our lab team chose the final winners based on the product’s strategic importance to the market, the competitive advantages, and the value to the IT customer."

Finalists in the SQL Server category were

  • ASNA’s DataGate for SQL Server
  • CAST’s Application Mining Suite
  • Compaq Computer Corporation’s Data Center Solution with PL8500, 4-node cluster & SQL Server 2000
  • Cornerstone Concepts’ Envision
  • Crystal Decisions’ Crystal Analysis Professional
  • Decision Support Panel’s DSP Portal Edition
  • Fenestrae’s Mobile Data Server (MDS) SQL Connector
  • Navision US User Portal
  • ProClarity Corporation’s ProClarity Analytic Platform
  • SuperSpeed Software’s SuperSpeed 2000
  • Visual Insights’ eBizinsights XL, eBizinsight CS

Finalists in the Windows 2000 category were

  • Aelita Software Corporation’s Controlled Migration Suite
  • Bindview Corporation’s bv-Admin for Windows 2000 Migrate
  • Bindview Corporation’s bv-Control for Windows 2000
  • Discus Data Solutions’ Active Groups 2000
  • Ecora Corporation’s IT Auditor for Windows NT/2000
  • Heroix Corporation’s Heroix eQ Management Suite
  • Legato Systems’ Co-StandbyServer 2000
  • Legato Systems’ Legato Mirroring Extension
  • Lightspeed Systems’ Total Control for e-Business
  • Marathon Technologies’ Endurance
  • NSI Software’s Double-Take
  • NetIQ Corporation’s Directory and Resource Administrator
  • Opalis Software’s OpalisRobot
  • Quest Software’s FastLane ActiveRoles;
  • Quest Software’s FastLane Consolidator
  • Ripple Technologies’ LogCaster 3.1.1
  • WQuinn’s Storage CeNTral SRM
  • Winternals Software’s Administrator’s Pak


Finalists in the Exchange Server category were

  • BindView Corporation’s bv-Control for Microsoft Exchange
  • Discus Data Solutions’ ExMS
  • Ecora Corporation’s IT Auditor for Microsoft Exchange
  • Extended Systems’ XTNDConnect Server
  • Fenestrae’s Mobile Data Server (MDS) for Microsoft Exchange
  • GFI’s Mail Essentials for Exchange 2000
  • Hypersoft Information Systems’ OmniAnalyser
  • IXOS Software’s IXOS-eCONserver for Microsoft Exchange
  • Sybari Software’s Antigen for Exchange
  • UltiVerse Technologies’ Free Verse.
  • Baltimore Technologies' MAILpreserver for Exchange
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