Windows IT Pro's Industry Excellence Awards honors products and services that our readers and editors have identified as having exceptional value. Award winners are hardware, software, and services that stand out for their practical value and technical innovation.

The Industry Excellence Awards aren't just a popularity contest. Nominees in all categories were considered and evaluated by IT pros who work with them every day and by the editors of Windows IT Pro, who regularly research, review, and report on new and existing product technologies. We've combined all this experience and expertise to identify for you the best products and services you'll find in any area of IT you're interested in. In the following five categories, Windows IT Pro readers and editors have chosen products that can help you do your job smarter, faster, and more effectively.

Congratulations to the winners in all five categories. The real winners, however, are you, the readers of Windows IT Pro. When we search the market to identify the products that are the best at what they do, you benefit.

Editor’s Best
The Windows IT Pro editors identified products in 13 subject areas that they specialize in. They tell you why these products are worthy of your attention, and many of them introduce you to users who are working happily with Editor’s Best products today.
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Community Choice Awards
Windows IT Pro readers and Windows user group members voted for their favorite products in 12 Buyer’s Guides published in Windows IT Pro between January 2006 and March 2007. Voting took place in Windows IT Pro’s forums.
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Best of TechEd
Our editorial judging panel determined these products from Microsoft Partners at the 2007 Microsoft TechEd conference to be the best in their class.
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The TechEd Attendee’s Pick Awards
IT pros attending TechEd 2007 reviewed products and services exhibited on the show floor and voted for their favorites.
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The Best of MMS
These products from Microsoft Partners took top honors at the 2007 Microsoft Management Summit.
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