January 25, 2010 08:19 ET

Idera PowerShell Plus Named 2009 Community Choice, Editors' Best Award Winner by Windows IT Pro Magazine

Idera's Interactive Development Environment Selected by Both Readers and Editors as Best Scripting Tool for Windows PowerShell

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - January 25, 2010) - Idera, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and a leading provider of management and administration solutions for PowerShell, today announced that Idera PowerShell Plus™ was named a gold medal winner in both the "2009 Editors' Best" and "Community Choice Awards" in the Best Scripting Tool category by Penton Media's Windows IT Pro® magazine.

"PowerShell Plus is simply the most effective IDE available. Even if you're a PowerShell expert, you'll benefit from this product's powerful console and script debugger," said Jeff James, Editor in Chief at Windows IT Pro magazine, in the article announcing the winners.

Idera PowerShell Plus is the most advanced Interactive Development Environment for PowerShell available today. PowerShell Plus features a powerful interactive console, an advanced script editor and debugger and a comprehensive interactive learning center all integrated into a single product.

"With the latest release of Windows, PowerShell is gaining even more traction amongst Windows IT professionals," said Rick Pleczko, President and CEO of Idera. "We're extremely pleased and honored by the fact that the editors at a well respected publication and its readers both chose Idera's PowerShell Plus as the best scripting tool available for PowerShell users."

"The 2009 Editors' Best Awards are an accumulation of our editors', contributors' and authors' subject matter expertise, in service of identifying the year's most significant products in the market," said Michele Crockett, editorial strategy director. "We believe that our editorial experts' annual tradition of selecting winners based on a product's strategic importance to market, its competitive advantages and its value to the customer is particularly significant to the Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Magazine communities this year, as we call out exceptional products in a highly competitive market.

"Our Editors' Best Awards allow us to take advantage of our contributing editors' in-the-trenches expertise in the Windows and SQL Server markets to provide well-earned recognition to products that exceed industry standards. We're proud to now share this invaluable insight with our Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Magazine communities. Our winners should be extremely proud of this honor of recognition from our editorial experts."

The complete list of winners can be found here

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 6,000 customers worldwide. To learn more, please contact Idera at +1-713.523.4433 or visit

About Windows IT Pro

Windows IT Pro is the leading and largest independent voice in Windows IT, with more than 2.5 million visits per month, and consists of a multitude of print and online channels. In addition to the flagship Windows IT Pro magazine, the Windows IT community includes SQL Server Magazine, Office SharePoint Pro, and Windows Dev Pro. Other online channels include blogs, forums, podcasts, RSS feeds, webinars, virtual events, white papers, newsletters, classes and more. IT professionals get objective, "direct from the trenches" information about Microsoft's latest Windows-based solutions and gain essential insight for keeping business-critical Microsoft applications up and running. For more information, visit or

Idera is a division of BBS Technologies, Inc. Idera and PowerShell Plus 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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