Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Thanks Customers and Partners For an Award-Winning Year

REDMOND, Wash., Dec. 19, 2001 — Since its release in August 2000, Microsoft®
SQL Server (TM) 2000 has swept the competition in winning numerous industry awards. These awards affirm that SQL Server 2000 is the database of choice for customers and partners who seek a competitive advantage through their software solutions. SQL Server won accolades for its scalability, reliability, total cost of ownership and industry leadership in Business Intelligence and XML.

Microsoft Corp. highly esteems these awards because they represent the satisfaction of customers, solution providers and partners that rely on SQL Server for their business.

The prestigious awards include the following:

  • CRN Channel Champions, Databases. The award recognizes the top database vendor, according to solution provider satisfaction with vendor partners.

  • Datamation Product of the Year for 2000 in the Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence category. The award recognizes the top data warehousing and business intelligence product, according to IT managers.

  • DM Review 100, Top 10 for the third year in a row. The award recognizes the top 100 business intelligence vendors, according to DM Review magazine’s readers.

  • DM Review World Class Solutions Awards, for ProClarity 3.0 built on SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services. The award recognizes the world-class business intelligence solution with greatest business benefits through the implementation and innovative use of technology.

  • eWeek eXcellence Awards 2000 for enterprise systems development, awarded to Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition. The award recognizes the top enterprise products that allow IT organizations to improve performance and gain a competitive advantage.

  • Intelligent Enterprise Magazine Readers’ Choice Awards 2000 for Database Server. The award recognizes the top database server, according to Intelligent Enterprise readers.

  • Intelligent Enterprise Top 12 Most Influential Companies in IT 2000 and 2001. The award recognizes the 12 IT solution providers that most influence the development of “intelligent” enterprises, according to the editors of Intelligent Enterprise Magazine. SQL Server 2000 and SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services were honored for business intelligence leadership.

  • Windows 2000 Magazine Editor’s Choice Award for 2001 from Windows 2000 Magazine, Australia, in database software for the small and medium-sized enterprise market category

  • VarBusiness Annual Report Card for Database Software. The award recognizes the top database vendor as rated by more than 5,000 solution providers.

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