October 19, 2009 12:30 ET

Idera Forms SharePoint Technical Advisory Board

8-Member Board to Provide Feedback, Insight Into Customer Needs and Shape Product Direction

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - October 19, 2009) - In booths #811 and #813 at the Microsoft SharePoint Conference 2009, Idera, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and a leading provider of management and administration solutions for Microsoft SharePoint Server, today announced the formation of a SharePoint Technical Advisory Board composed of eight of the SharePoint community's most renowned experts.

Idera's Technical Advisory Board will meet twice a year to discuss Idera product strategy, provide feedback and share customer requirements from their interactions with SharePoint administrators and developers.

"We are thrilled to have the guidance of these eight SharePoint experts as participants in our Technical Advisory Board," said Rick Pleczko, CEO and President of Idera. "They will be instrumental in ensuring that our SharePoint product portfolio continues to meet the needs of SharePoint users."

The Idera SharePoint Technical Advisory Board members are:

--  Bob Fox -- SharePoint MVP with Consultant with B&R Business Solutions
    with more than seven years experience in SharePoint Server architecture,
    deployment, portal and site customization, administration and collaboration
--  Eric Shupps -- SharePoint MVP, Author, Founder and President of
    BinaryWave, a premier SharePoint consultancy.
--  Errin O'Connor -- Author and Founder of leading SharePoint integrator,
    EPC Group with expertise in best practices for SharePoint 2010 governance.
--  John L. Ferringer -- Author and Solutions Architect for Apparatus,
    Inc. with more than five years SharePoint support experience.
--  Matt Ranlett -- SharePoint MVP, Consultant with Intellinet, Co-Vice
    President of Technology for INETA, and Cofounder of the Atlanta .NET
    Regular Guys
--  Sean P. McDonough -- Author and Managing Consultant and the SharePoint
    Team Lead for Cardinal Solutions Group, a technology consulting company.
--  Shane Young -- SharePoint MVP, Author, Speaker and Consultant at focused exclusively on SharePoint Products and
    Technologies. Areas of expertise are SharePoint 2010 installation,
    configuration and administration.
--  Todd Klindt -- SharePoint MVP, Author and Principal Consultant at
    Solanite, a leading marketing and technology services consultancy.

"SharePoint is the solution for sharing ideas, increasing productivity and taking business to the next level," said Bob Fox. "I look forward to working with Idera and the rest of the Technical Advisory Board to bring customers the applications they need to get the most out of SharePoint."

Today, Idera also announced SharePoint backup 2.5 and the acquisition of Sonar Standard from BinaryWave at the Microsoft SharePoint Conference 2009. See the related press releases at

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

Idera is a division of BBS Technologies, Inc. Sonar Standard and Idera 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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