K2 blackpearl a finalist in the Best of Tech-Ed 2008 Developer Awards

Friday, May 16, 2008

K2 blackpearl™ was named a Best of Tech·Ed 2008 Developer Awards finalist in the “SharePoint” category by Penton Media’s Windows IT Pro® and SQL Server Magazine®.

The Best of Tech·Ed 2008 Awards recognize companies who offer innovative products in the industry. The judges reviewed more than 65 products and services submitted for the contest and chose 13 finalists to be interviewed at the Tech·Ed 2008 Developers Conference in Orlando, Fla.  Winners will be announced on June 5 at an evening reception for all of the finalists and at www.WindowsITPro.com/awards on June 6.

“Choosing from such a wide variety of outstanding entries is a challenge every year, and the quality of this year’s entries was particularly high,” said Karen Forster, group editorial and strategy director for Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Magazine. “The products selected as finalists clearly provide innovative solutions and strategic importance to the market, are competitively advantageous and provide exceptional value to customers.”

K2 blackpearl is the centerpiece of the K2 software platform for delivering process-driven applications that improve business efficiency. Visual tools make it easy for anyone to assemble reusable objects into applications that use workflow and line-of-business information.

K2 blackpearl enhances and extends the capabilities of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server. It offers a SharePoint designer, and users can quickly assemble process-driven applications that can span documents, tasks, lists, sites and organizations. It can all be done without leaving SharePoint and without code.

About Penton Media, Inc. (www.penton.com)
Penton Media, Inc. is the largest independent business-to-business media company in the U.S., serving more than six million business professionals every month. The company's market-leading brands are focused on 30 industries and include 113 trade magazines, 145 Web sites, 150 industry trade shows and conferences, and more than 500 information data products. 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.