In the Redmond Reader’s Choice Awards newly expanded 2009 survey, Windows Essential Business Server 2008 won Best Group Policy Manager honors in a field of 22 products. Although new to the category, Windows Essential Business Server 2008 came out on top with 15.7 percent of the votes.  If that’s not enough good news, Windows EBS also came in third for Best Storage-Management Product in a field of 29 products. 

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In past years the 2009 Redmond Reader’s Choice Awards had become almost routine, so the editors chose to spice it up a quite a bit in 2009, adding new participants, including new products and updating to the latest version of the products included. The survey  polled for 52 separate  awards in categories including Network & Systems Management, Installation & Deployment, Administration, Security, Training & Certification, Storage & Backup and introduced a new category about Virtualization. 

Congratulations to ALL of the Redmond Magazine Reader's Choice Awards winners, especially the 19 Microsoft Award winners!