And the Webby Award Goes to … Windows Update

REDMOND, Wash., July 25, 2001 — Microsoft’s Windows Update Web site , a popular consumer site for downloading the latest product updates for Windows, was voted the 2001 Webby Award for technical achievement in honors bestowed July 18 in San Francisco. The Webby Award is the leading international honor for achievement in technology and creativity as selected by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences.

The Windows Update site was voted best among five Web sites nominated for the year’s most distinguished technical achievement on the World Wide Web.

“We’re really excited that the Webby Awards recognized the innovation we’ve brought to delivering software as a service through our Windows Update site,” said David Hamilton, director of product management for management technologies at Microsoft.

“However, the real reward for us is that Windows Update has been able to help hundreds of millions of Windows users worldwide by making sure their Windows just works.”

Helping users get the most out of their computers, Microsoft Windows Update delivers over 60 million downloads per month of the most up-to-date and accurate versions of product fixes, updates and enhancements. Microsoft Windows Update provides updates worldwide and is available in 27 languages, making it one of the most globally accessible Web services. Over half of all Windows customers say they use the site, and most who do indicate that they recommend it to others.

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