Yesterday VMware received 2 wins in the “best of” prices at the Microsoft Teched show in New Orleans for vSphere 4. The first win was awarded for the “best of virtualization” and the second was awarded for the “best of Attendees Pick”.

Citrix won the “best of Breakthrough Product” with their XenDesktop 4 product.

The prices are clearly not awared by Microsoft itself but by the Windows IP Pro community.

Here is the full list of awards:
- Best Microsoft Product: Visual Studio 2010
- Backup and Recovery: Symantec–Backup Exec 2010
- Business Intelligence: Dundas Data Visualization–Dundas Dashboard 2.0
- Database Administration: Idera–Idera SQL Toolbox 1.0
- Database Development: Quest Software–Toad for SQL Server 4.6
- Developer Tools: AVIcode–Intercept Studio 5.6
- Hardware and Storage: Brocade–Brocade DCX-4S Backbone
- Messaging: Argent Software–Argent for Exchange 2.0
- Networking: A10 Networks–64-bit AX Series
- SharePoint: Quest Software–Quest Site Administrator for SharePoint 4.0
- Systems Management and Operations: ScriptLogic–Active Administrator 5.5
- Security: Symantec–Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition 12
- Software Components & Middleware: Telerik–Telerik Ultimate Collection for .NET 2010
- Virtualization: VMware–VMware vSphere 4
- Breakthrough Product: Citrix XenDesktop 4
- Attendees Pick: VMware–VMware vSphere 4

Winners were announced on the Tech Ed exhibitor’s floor on June 10 at 1:00 p.m., and will be published online at http://www.windowsitpro.com/ and http://northamerica.msteched.com/.