Published: 6/2/2010

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA - June 2, 2010 - ComponentOne, a leading component vendor in the Microsoft Visual Studio Industry Partner program, today announced that its flagship product, Studio Enterprise was named as a Finalist in the Best of Tech•Ed 2010 awards program in the Software Components and Middleware category by Penton Media’s Windows IT Pro® and SQL Server Magazine®.

Studio Enterprise provides Microsoft Visual Studio developers with custom controls for .NET Windows Forms, WPF, ASP.NET AJAX, Silverlight, iPhone, Mobile, and ActiveX platforms. The suite contains hundreds of controls including grids, charts, reports, schedules, menus, toolbars, Ribbon, PDF, and much more. These controls extend the capabilities of Visual Studio giving developers options for creating rich and interactive applications across all of the platforms.

The Best of Tech•Ed 2010 awards recognize companies that offer innovative products to the industry. The judging panel reviewed 298 products and services submitted for the contest and chose 35 finalists to be interviewed at the Microsoft Tech•Ed North America 2010 IT pro conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. Winners will be determined at the show, then announced at an invitation-only evening reception at the Hard Rock Café on June 9th. Winners will also be announced on the Tech Ed exhibitor’s floor on June 10th at 1:00 pm, and will be published online at and

“We amended our category choices this year to be more reflective of the products on the market in alignment with Microsoft Tech Ed categories,” said Jason Bovberg, Senior Editor of Windows IT Pro®. “Close to 300 products and services were nominated this year. Narrowing down the list of nominees to 35 finalists, from so many highly qualified products and services, was an exhaustive process for our judging panel. We’re proud of our selections and we believe our finalists represent the best of the best in their categories.”

“We chose ComponentOne based on their innovation, strategic importance to the market, competitive advantage and exceptional value to customers. ComponentOne has been providing custom third-party controls to the marketplace for over 22 years giving developers the tools to efficiently build applications and projects across multiple platforms,” remarked Bovberg.

2010 Best of Tech Ed Categories include:

  • Best Microsoft Product
  • Backup and Recovery
  • Business Intelligence
  • Database Administration
  • Database Development
  • Developer Tools
  • Hardware and Storage
  • Messaging
  • Networking
  • SharePoint
  • Systems Management and Operations
  • Security
  • Software Components & Middleware
  • Virtualization
  • Breakthrough Product

“Being selected as a Finalist in the Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Magazine is a welcome distinction,” said Chris Bannon, product manager at ComponentOne. “We are looking forward to Tech Ed New Orleans and the opportunity to interact with our clients and partners who have contributed to our success.”

About ComponentOne

201 S. Highland Avenue, Third Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
412.681.4343 or 1.800.858.2739

ComponentOne is a privately held company headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA. As a leading component vendor in the Microsoft Visual Studio Industry Partner program, ComponentOne provides a wide range of Visual Studio components, IDE tools, and Web Parts for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server and Windows SharePoint Services. For more information, visit


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