Last week, we handed out our Best of Connections 2010 awards at the annual Fall Connections conference in Las Vegas. These awards recognize companies based on their innovation, strategic importance to the market, competitive advantage, and exceptional value to customers. The winners were chosen from more than 80 nominated products in six categories: Windows, SQL Server, SharePoint, Visual Studio, ASP.NET/Silverlight, and Exchange Server/Unified Communications. The field was narrowed to three finalists in each category, and finalists were interviewed on the show floor to determine the winners in each category. Winners were announced live at 2 pm on Thursday, November 4.

“Narrowing down the list of nominees to 18 finalists in the six Connections categories was a challenge, considering that we were faced with so many top-tier products and services,” said Amy Eisenberg, Executive Editor for Windows IT Pro, “but in the end, we came up with six very deserving winners. We’re proud of our selections, and we believe all our finalists and winners represent the best of the best in their categories.”

We want to congratulate the winners!

 

Best Windows Product

STEALTHbits Technologies StealthAUDIT Management Platform

STEALTHbits Technologies reps Brett Fernicola, Daria Hrabrov, and Adam Laub
STEALTHbits Technologies reps Brett Fernicola, Daria Hrabrov, and Adam Laub

 

 

Best SQL Server Product

SQLSentry Performance Advisor

SQLSentry reps Aaron Bertrand and Nick Harshbarger
SQLSentry reps Aaron Bertrand and Nick Harshbarger

 

 

Best SharePoint Product

Idera SharePoint Diagnostic Manager

Idera reps David Terry and Mike Levar
Idera reps David Terry and Mike Levar

 

 

Best Visual Studio Product

Infragistics NetAdvantage Ultimate

Infragistics rep Rachel Redondo
Infragistics rep Rachel Redondo

 

 

Best ASP.NET/Silverlight Product

Aptimize Website Accelerator

Aptimize reps Armand Sultantono and Aaron Bellingham
Aptimize reps Armand Sultantono and Aaron Bellingham

 

 

Best Exchange Server/Unified Communications Product

Mimecast Unified Email Management

Mimecast rep Mountil Patel
Mimecast rep Mountil Patel