SOURCE: Axceler


November 18, 2011 07:55 ET

Axceler ControlPoint Sweeps 2011 Windows IT Pro SharePoint Awards, Recognized as Leader by Editors and Community

Wins Both 2011 Editors' Best and Community Choice Award Following Best of Connections Award

WOBURN, MA--(Marketwire - Nov 18, 2011) - Axceler, the leader in Microsoft SharePoint governance, administration and migration software, today announced that the company's ControlPoint product was named by Penton Media's Windows IT Pro magazine as a gold medal winner of the "2011 Editors' Best Awards" and a bronze medal winner of the "2011 Community Choice Awards" in the SharePoint category. This announcement follows on the heels of another recent win by Axceler: ControlPoint 4.5 was named the winner in the SharePoint category of the "2011 Best of Connections Awards" from Windows IT Pro and SharePoint Pro this month.

The 2011 Editors' Best Awards are based on a product's strategic importance to market, its competitive advantages, and its value to customers. For the Community Choice Awards, the community both nominates and votes for the best products of the year in a specific category.

"Our Editors' Best Awards let us leverage our contributing editors' expertise to provide well-earned recognition to products that exceed industry standards," said Jason Bovberg, senior editor at Windows IT Pro. "Winners should be extremely proud of this recognition from our editorial experts. Those winning our 2011 Community Choice awards are truly the community favorites. These winners have earned a unique honor to stand out among their peers."

"Axceler is honored to be chosen by both the editors of Windows IT Pro and the SharePoint community as delivering the most value to the SharePoint platform. Being selected by editors that have broad knowledge of the SharePoint space as well as the community of users and influencers confirms that our mission to be the best at managing enterprise SharePoint deployments is the right strategy at the right time," said Michael Alden, president and CEO of Axceler. "We continually raise the bar in the SharePoint marketplace with new releases of ControlPoint twice per year. Axceler has consistently led the marketplace by anticipating and responding to customers' needs to help them simplify, optimize, and secure their SharePoint deployments. Additionally, this demonstrates that SharePoint governance and SharePoint administration are critical concerns right now as SharePoint becomes more strategic and enterprise-focused."

ControlPoint offers many benefits for SharePoint deployments of all sizes as it:

  • Enforces SharePoint governance automatically with capabilities that enable organizations to enforce policies that control user actions.
  • Delivers SharePoint governance for Office 365 for those enterprises that have moved all or part of their SharePoint environment to the cloud.
  • Enables better decisions with customizable dashboard SharePoint reporting capabilities that let anyone from business owners to CXOs evaluate KPIs.
  • Boosts SharePoint's value by removing administrative obstacles to lower the total cost of ownership and increase adoption.
  • Avoids security breaches and their associated costs.

About Windows IT Pro
The 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. It's a "community" in every sense, bringing an independent, uncensored voice to IT managers, network and systems administrators, developers, systems analysts, CIOs, CTOs, and other technologists at companies worldwide. Visit today to learn more.

About Penton Media
As a leading, independent, business-to-business media company, Penton knows business and how to create and disseminate vital content that moves markets. Penton is where professionals turn to gain the critical insight, expert analysis and relevant connections needed to compete and succeed. 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

About Axceler
Since 1994, Axceler solutions have enabled enterprises to simplify, optimize and secure their collaborative platforms. Today, Axceler is a leader in managing SharePoint governance, security, reporting and analysis. Among its numerous Microsoft SharePoint solutions, Axceler offers awarding-winning ControlPoint for administration and Davinci Migrator for migration. More than 1,600 organizations worldwide are using Axceler products to control their SharePoint environments. Headquartered in Woburn, MA, USA, Axceler maintains offices in Seattle, Los Angeles, London and Sydney. For more information visit

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