LAS VEGAS, Nov. 18, 1999 — Microsoft Corp. this week will leave COMDEX/Fall ’99 with 17 awards for product excellence from leading industry publications.
Microsoft garnered several awards for business productivity software, recognizing the company’s tools for the knowledge worker. The awards reflect the success of the Microsoft® Office family of business productivity applications, which enable knowledge workers with the right information at the right time.
The Office 2000 family of products won several awards, both for contributions as a cohesive suite and as individual applications. PC Computing honored Office 2000 Premium with the Most Valuable Product award in the Productivity Suite category and gave Most Valuable Product awards individually to the Outlook® 2000 messaging and collaboration client, PhotoDraw TM 2000 business graphics software and Publisher 2000. The Microsoft Office 2000 suite was also recognized by Home Office Computing for designing productivity software that best supports the needs of small businesses. The FrontPage® 2000 Web site creation and management tool, Publisher 2000, Outlook 2000 and the Office 2000 Small Business suite were named among Home Office Computing’s 100 Best Products of the Year.
“Receiving recognition from these respected publications means a great deal to us,”
said Steven Sinofsky, vice president, Office, Microsoft.
“There are many great products in the market, and we are extremely proud to be honored among the best. We work very hard to listen to our customers and strive to continually improve our products. We feel our Office family products have truly addressed the needs of our customers this year. We are glad to have editors and customers validate the importance of these products.”
Microsoft’s Developer Division was recognized for its continuing contributions in e-commerce. For the second year in a row, PC Computing named Microsoft Internet Information Server 4.0, the Windows® 2000 built-in Web server, and Microsoft Site Server 3.0 Commerce Edition as Best Web Server and Best Commerce Server, respectively. Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5 also displayed continued momentum over Lotus Notes by earning Best E-Mail Server from PC Computing.
The following Microsoft products received awards at COMDEX:
Office 2000 Premium. PC Computing MVP award, Productivity Suite
Office 2000 Small Business. Home Office Computing 100 Best Products of the Year, Silver Medal, Productivity Software; Computer Shopper Magazine Shoppers’ Choice Awards, Business Productivity
Outlook 2000. PC Computing MVP award, Information Manager; Home Office Computing 100 Best Products of the Year, Gold Medal, PIM/Contact Manager
PhotoDraw 2000. PC Computing MVP award, Business Graphics
Publisher 2000. PC Computing MVP award, Personal Desktop Publisher
Deluxe with Picture It!
2000 consumer photo-editing software. Home Office Computing 100 Best Products of the Year, Gold Medal, Graphics/Desktop Publishing
Microsoft FrontPage 2000. Home Office Computing 100 Best Products of the Year, Gold Medal, Web Site Editor/Publisher; Computer Shopper Magazine Shoppers’ Choice Awards, Web Authoring
Outlook Express 5.0. PC Computing MVP award, E-Mail Client
Exchange Server 5.5. PC Computing MVP award, E-Mail Server
Internet Explorer 5.0. PC Computing MVP award, Web Browser
Internet Information Server 4.0. PC Computing MVP award, Web Server
Site Server 3.0 Commerce Edition. PC Computing MVP award, Commerce Server
Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition. Computer Shopper Magazine Shoppers’ Choice Awards, Personal Productivity
Explorer. Home Office Computing 100 Best Products of the Year, Silver Medal, Gadget
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