June 8, 2011, Toronto, Canada – Messageware (http://www.messageware.com), the world’s leading provider of enterprise security, productivity and customization solutions for Microsoft Office Outlook Web App and Outlook Web Access (OWA), today announced that its OWA Desktop solution won the Messaging category in the Best of TechEd 2011 awards program.

The Best of TechEd 2011 awards recognize companies who offer innovative products for the industry. The judges reviewed 334 products and services submitted for the award and chose 48 finalists to be interviewed at the Microsoft TechEd North America 2011 conference in Atlanta, Georgia on May 16, 2011. Winners were announced at an invitation only evening reception at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, May 18.

“We narrowed down a list of more than 300 products this year to 48 extremely deserving finalists—an honor in itself,” said Jason Bovberg, Senior Editor of Windows IT Pro. “All 48 finalists represent highly distinguished products and services in their categories. We love all these products! But through our research and show-floor interview process, we managed to choose this year’s winners. Our 2011 Best of Best of TechEd winners stand apart from the pack, either offering an edge in product functionality, boasting enhanced feature sets in new versions, or introducing innovative technology,” remarked Bovberg. Winners were chosen based on their innovation, strategic importance to the market, competitive advantage, and exceptional value to customers.

Messageware OWA Desktop for Microsoft Exchange Outlook Web App 2010 and Outlook Web Access 2007 is the first solution to bring OWA webmail functionality to the user’s desktop. It mirrors the desktop client experience, but with the added benefits of a browser based email. With OWA Desktop, the user can view or send a message, and access their calendar and tasks with a single click. Enhanced new mail and appointment alerts are provided to the user in real time.

“The competition this year was stiff so we are incredibly grateful to be acknowledged in this way,” said Mark Rotman, President & CEO of Messageware. “OWA Desktop truly is a revolutionary solution that enables users to be more productive and companies to save time and money with a thinner client. OWA Desktop significantly improves the user experience as enterprises take advantage of the substantial benefits of browser based email in on-premise, Office365 and third party hosted solutions. We are excited that Windows IT Pro has recognized the innovation.”

A complete list of winners and product descriptions can be found at Windows IT Pro.

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