NewsByte 29 August 2001

Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Named Best Overall Database

Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2000 was named the overall winner in the database software category in this year's VARBusiness Annual Report Card (ARC).

The VARBusiness ARC is the most significant annual benchmark of the industry's solution provider and vendor relationship. It measures the overall level of satisfaction solution providers have with their software, hardware, networking, storage and Internet vendor partnerships. ARC winners signify the industry's leading vendors that solution providers look to for technology innovation and solutions in the digital economy. Microsoft SQL Server was overwhelmingly voted No. 1 in the overall database software category by more than 5,000 systems integrators, IT consulting organisations, value-added resellers (VARs), solutions providers and software developers. SQL Server swept all three subcategories -- Best Products/Pricing, Best Support and Best Partnership.