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Telerik’s Ultimate Collection for .NET Named “Best of TechEd 2010” by Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Magazines

June 14, 2010

Waltham, MA, June 14, 2010 - Telerik, the leading vendor of development tools and user interface components for Microsoft’s .NET platform, today announced that its Ultimate Collection for .NET was named as a Winner in the Best of TechEd 2010 awards program in the Components and Middleware category by Penton Media’s Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Magazine.

"The Telerik Ultimate Collection provides a complete set of Windows Forms, ASP.NET, and Silverlight controls. This product won because in addition to its controls, it provides support for the Open Access data access framework, as well as Web Test Studio for testing web applications," noted the judging panel.

The Best of TechEd 2010 awards recognize companies who offer innovative products for the industry. The judges reviewed 298 products and services submitted for the contest and chose 46 finalists to be interviewed at the Microsoft Tech•Ed North America 2010 IT pro conference in New Orleans, Louisiana on June 9, 2010. Winners were announced at an invite only evening reception at the Hard Rock Café on June 9th and are available on-line at http://www.windowsitpro.com and http://northamerica.msteched.com.

“Telerik is honored to be recognized as a Best of TechEd 2010 award winner by such well regarded voices of software development at one of the most important conferences for our industry,” said Svetozar Georgiev, Telerik CEO. “This award validates Telerik’s importance in the software development industry and our ability to effectively address every stage of the software development process with tools to enable greater productivity, efficiency, and improved finished product quality, while saving time and producing measureable ROI.”

Telerik’s Ultimate collection for .NET includes Telerik’s entire suite of developer tools and automated testing to help software development teams build applications faster with more powerful features out of the box. The bundle includes all Telerik user interface control suites including ASP.NET AJAX, Silverlight, MVC, WinForms, and WPF; tools for Reporting and ORM, Code Analysis, and Mocking; and WebUI Test Studio Developer Edition.

“Choosing the best product in each of 16 categories—from our list of 46 products—was both daunting and exhilarating for our judging panel,” said Jason Bovberg, Senior Editor of Windows IT Pro. “All 46 finalists represent highly distinguished products and services in their categories. Through our exhaustive interview process, it was clear that some of our winners stood a step above the pack, whereas other picks were more difficult to determine. The winners in those categories typically offered an edge in product functionality, boasted enhanced feature sets in new versions, or introduced innovative technology—giving them a slight advantage over the competition,” remarked Bovberg. Winners were chosen based on their innovation, strategic importance to the market, competitive advantage and exceptional value to customers.

In addition, two other Telerik solutions were recognized as finalists in the Best of TechEd 2010. Telerik Reporting was selected in the Business Intelligence category and Telerik OpenAccess ORM was selected in the Database Development category.

About Windows IT Pro
Penton Media’s Windows IT Pro community is the heartbeat of the Windows IT world—a gathering of people, content and resources focused on Microsoft Windows technologies and applications. Within this community you’ll find independent analysis, candid appraisals, real-world troubleshooting, trustworthy content, and behind-the-scenes insight to help you keep your Windows infrastructure running smoothly. Content is delivered on a daily, weekly and monthly basis via Windows IT Pro magazine, SQL Server Magazine, OfficeSharePointPro Web site, Windows DevPro Web site, and a variety of other channels including blogs, forums, podcasts, white papers, newsletters, videocasts and more. For more information, visit www.windowsitpro.com.

About Penton Media
Penton Media, Inc. is the largest independent business-to-business media company in the U.S., serving more than six million business professionals every month. The company's market-leading brands are focused on 30 industries and include 113 trade magazines, 145 Web sites, 150 industry trade shows and conferences, and more than 500 information data products. Headquartered in New York City, the privately held company is owned by MidOcean Partners and U.S. Equity Partners II, an investment fund sponsored by Wasserstein & Co., LP, and its co-investors. For additional information on the company and its businesses, visit www.penton.com.

About Telerik
Telerik empowers its customers to create compelling app experiences across any screen. Our end-to-end platform uniquely combines industry-leading UI tools with cloud services to simplify the entire app development lifecycle. Telerik tools and services can be adopted individually or as a platform and seamlessly integrated with other popular developer solutions. More than 130,000 customers from 40,000 organizations in 94 countries depend on Telerik products, including more than 450 of the Fortune 500®, academic institutions, governments and non-profits. For additional information about Telerik, please visit telerik.com or follow @telerik on Twitter.

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