Penton Technology Media, which publishes SQL Server Magazine and Windows 2000 Magazine, has announced 40 finalists for the Windows 2000 Magazine Network Best of Show Awards for Microsoft Tech Ed 2001. Finalists were selected in three categories: SQL Server, Windows 2000, and Exchange Server. Winners will be announced at Tech Ed 2001 in Atlanta, Georgia, on June 19.

"The field included more than 200 entries, and the selection process was rigorous," said Karen Forster, editor in chief of SQL Server Magazine and Windows 2000 Magazine. "We chose finalists based on the product’s strategic importance to the market, the competitive advantages, and the value to the customer."

The 11 finalists in the SQL Server category are

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

The 18 product finalists in the Windows 2000 category are

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

The 11 finalists in the Exchange Server category are

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