Saturday, June 15, 2013

VIS for Office 365 - Best of TechEd Winner!

Virtual Identity Server for Office 365
Best of TechEd Winner for Cloud Computing!

Optimal IdM was again an exhibitor at Microsoft's TechEd conference last week in New Orleans.  It really is a great conference covering all sorts of technologies from Windows, SharePoint, Exchange, and Cloud/Office 365.  We also get to connect with existing customers, partners and of course meet new prospective clients too.

While working a show on booth duty is always tiring, I really do enjoy it.  I love talking to the folks who stop by with their given challenges and talking to them about how our solution might help solve those problems.   There are often common themes, but there almost always is something brand new that comes my way that gets me thinking.  It happened again this year but that is for another blog and another day.

I must confess, however, that while those conversations were great, that the highlight of the show for us was winning the Best of TechEd award for Cloud computing!   It was our Virtual Identity Server for Office 365 that won the award.  I know that we have a great product and it is great to hear that from our customers, but it is really exciting to have an independent panel of experts (editors of Windows IT Pro) select your product as the best!  Especially given the fact that they reviewed nearly 300 products. 

So now we get to brag (nicely of course) that we have award winning software.  It's a badge we will wear proudly.