On Wednesday, Windows IT Pro, SQL Server Magazine, and Office and SharePoint Pro.com announced the winners of The Best of TechEd Awards 2007 competition. The judges reviewed more than 260 products and services to choose 45 finalists in 15 categories that they interviewed earlier this week at TechEd in Orlando, Florida. In addition, two products were designated for special-recognition awards, Notable Product and Most Innovative Product. We'll feature all the Best of TechEd winners in the August issues of Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Magazine. Here are the winners:

Architecture category winner: Appistry Enterprise Application Fabric

Business Applications category winner: Nintex SmartLibrary

Business Intelligence category winner: SoftArtisans OfficeWriter

Connected Systems category winner: Neudesic Legacy Modernization with BizTalk Server 2006 and Host Integration Server 2006

Database Development and Administration category winner: Symantec i3 for SQL Server

Developer Tools and Technologies category winner: Altova XMLSpy

Management category winner: Microsoft System Center Essentials 2007

Mobility category winner: Zenprise for BlackBerry

Office System category winner: KnowledgeLake Capture

Security category winner: Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2006

SharePoint category winner: Quest Software Site Administrator for SharePoint

Unified Communication category winner: Gold Systems' Password Reset

Web Development category winner: Strangeloop Networks' Strangeloop AppScaler Appliance for ASP.NET/AJAX

Windows Clients category winner: Microsoft Windows PowerShell

Windows Server Infrastructure category winner: InovaWave DXtreme for Windows


Special Recognition
Notable Product winner: Idokorro Mobile Admin

Special Recognition Most Innovative Product winner: RapidMind Development Platform