Ideras SharePoint diagnostic manager and SQL toolbox Named 2011 Best of Connections Finalists

Idera’s SharePoint Performance Monitoring Solution and SQL Server Administration Solution Selected as Finalists

LAS VEGAS – OCTOBER 31, 2011 – In booth #307 at the DevConnections Conference, Idera, a leading provider of solutions for Microsoft SharePoint administration and SQL Server administration, today announced that its SharePoint diagnostic manager™ and SQL toolbox™ products were named finalists in the Best SharePoint Product and Best SQL Server Product categories, respectively, in the “2011 Best of Connections Awards” by Penton Media’s Windows IT Pro, SQL Server Magazine, DevProConnections and SharePoint Pro.

“We are honored to be recognized by the editors at Penton Media for providing tools that help ease the workload of SQL Server and SharePoint administrators,” said Rick Pleczko, President and CEO of Idera. “The SQL toolbox is a collection of must-have tools for SQL Server performance tuning, administration, back up and recovery and much more. SharePoint diagnostic manager helps administrators easily find and fix SharePoint performance issues before users and applications experience problems.”

The Best of Connections 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 60 nominated products in six categories. The field was narrowed to three finalists in each category. Finalists are interviewed at the DevConnections 2011 conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, November 1-3 to determine the winners in each category. Winners will be announced live from the DevConnections 2011 exhibitor's floor at 2 p.m. on Thursday, November 3.

“Choosing among a field of such impressive products is never an easy task. The finalists truly represent the best in their markets.” said Amy Eisenberg, Executive Editor for Windows IT Pro.

About Idera’s SharePoint diagnostic manager
Idera’s SharePoint diagnostic manager turns SharePoint performance data into actionable knowledge through real-time monitoring, performance analysis and automated alerting on the health and performance of a SharePoint environment and its applications. For more information and to purchase SharePoint diagnostic manager, please visit

About Idera’s SQL toolbox
Idera’s SQL toolbox is a collection of must-have tools for SQL Server DBAs and developers. With tools for SQL Server database performance tuning, comparison, backup, virtual data recovery, and more than 20 daily administrative tasks, SQL toolbox puts all the essential tools DBAs and developers need at their fingertips and saves hours of time performing day-to-day tasks. For more information and to purchase the SQL toolbox, please visit

About Idera
Idera provides tools for Microsoft SQL Server, SharePoint and PowerShell management and administration. Our products provide solutions for performance monitoring, backup and recovery, security and auditing and PowerShell scripting. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Idera is a Microsoft Gold Partner and has over 9,000 customers worldwide. To learn more, please contact Idera at +1-713.523.4433 or visit

Idera is a division of BBS Technologies, Inc. Idera, SharePoint diagnostic manager and SQL toolbox are trademarks or registered trademarks of BBS Technologies, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and other jurisdictions. All other company and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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