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DocAve Backup and Recovery Named 2008 ‘Editors Best’ Award Winner by Windows IT Pro Magazine


Prestigious award recognizes the industry’s most innovative and strategically important products

JERSEY CITY, NJ, August 1, 2008 — AvePoint today announced that its DocAve Backup & Recovery for SharePoint product was named as a silver medal winner of the 2008 Editor’s Best Awards in the SharePoint category by Penton Media’s Windows IT Pro magazine. The award represents the highest recognition bestowed upon any SharePoint data protection product this year.

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The 2008 Editor’s Best Awards utilize our editors' product knowledge and subject matter expertise to identify exceptional products that benefit the Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Magazine reader communities,” said Jeff Lewis, group publisher. “Our editors selected winners based on the product's strategic importance to the market, its competitive advantages and its value to the customer.”

“Our editors are tough, in-the-trenches critics,” Lewis continued. “They demand solid value and performance from the products they select. Editor’s Best Award winners can feel proud that the products and services they developed have earned the respect and recognition of the Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Magazine editorial staff.”

The DocAve Software Platform is a comprehensive infrastructure management software solution for all Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies. With a flexible, fully-distributed modular architecture anchored by a unified, browser-based user interface, DocAve sets the standard for scalable, enterprise-strength SharePoint backup and recovery, administration, migration, replication, archiving and compliance.

Backup and Recovery, one of the many modules available in the DocAve platform, is a robust SharePoint data protection solution that employs the industry’s first truly granular backup and full-fidelity restore capability, coupled with point-in-time snapshot and recovery of entire SharePoint platforms. Utilizing DocAve’s intuitive backup plan builder, DocAve Backup and Recovery delivers flexible and comprehensive protection of entire SharePoint environments.

“We are honored that DocAve Backup and Recovery has won a 2008 Editor’s Best Award from Windows IT Pro Magazine”, said Dr. Tianyi Jiang, COO of AvePoint. “AvePoint is committed to providing the industry’s most potent solutions to protect and manage SharePoint deployments, and we are grateful to Penton Media for recognizing this commitment.”

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.

Penton Media’s Windows IT Pro, the largest independent Windows IT community in the world, has Windows IT Pro as its flagship print publication. Windows IT Pro also includes SQL Server Magazine and Office SharePoint Pro. The Windows IT Pro network has 2.5 million unique visitors to its Web sites each month, and more than one million subscribers who opt-in to one or more email newsletters. Windows IT Pro is the world’s leading producer of custom road shows, paid conferences and paid workshops for Windows and SQL Server IT and developer professionals. For more information visit: www.windowsitpro.com or www.sqlmag.com.

About AvePoint

Since 2001, AvePoint has been a global leader in enterprise-strength infrastructure management software solutions for all Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies. Propelled by one of the world’s largest SharePoint-exclusive development teams outside of Microsoft, AvePoint’s award-winning DocAve Software Platform delivers comprehensive and flexible infrastructure support for backup and recovery, replication, migration, administration, archiving and compliance solutions for Microsoft SharePoint.

AvePoint’s globally recognized pioneering technology pilots the products of OEM partners such as NetApp and IBM. Headquartered in Jersey City, NJ, AvePoint serves over 3,000 enterprise customers, including many Fortune-500 companies, across 6 continents, via offices in Jersey City, San Jose, Chicago, Dallas and Washington D.C., USA; London, UK; Melbourne, Australia; Tokyo, Japan; and Changchun, Dalian, China. AvePoint is a Managed Gold Certified Microsoft Partner and GSA Certified Provider.

All product and company names herein are trademarks of their respective owners. For more information please contact: Tony Lanni, AvePoint, 1-800-661-6588, marketing@avepoint.com.