I'm delighted to share the news - Exchange Server 2010 has won InfoWorld's Technology of the Year award for the best mail server!
Microsoft Exchange 2010 continues Redmond's longstanding market leadership in mail servers and related software. This release shows why the company's once-reviled product continues to be deployed widely in enterprises: it works, it scales, and it continues to gain important new features. In our tests, we saw improved management, administration, and reliability features plus an enhanced experience for users that includes automatic transcription of voicemails, delivery reports for messages, and extensive self-service options. Although light on wholesale changes and heavy on refinements, Exchange 2010 is nevertheless a major step up from Exchange 2007.
Congratulations to the team!! And a big thank you to the Exchange community! You push us to continually work harder to deliver the best product possible. Exchange wouldn't be what it is today without you.
Our Office colleagues in SharePoint have also won the award for the "Best collaboration platform". Congratulations to them as well. Also winners are Visual Studio and Silverlight.
See the InfoWorld slide show announcement here. Julia White also has a blog post on the award on the UC Blog.