For Immediate Release



Rome, N.Y.- June 3,2005-

Windows IT Pro announced today that Dart Communications was one of 31 finalists for the Best of TechEd 2005 Awards conducted by Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Magazine. Winners will be determined and announced at TechEd 2005 in Orlando, FL on June 8 at an evening awards reception.

"We reviewed more than 260 entries for this year's Best of TechEd on strategic importance to the market, competitive advantages and value to the customer. This year's nominations really highlighted how third party vendors provide IT infrastructure with both stand-alone solutions and products that extend Windows, Exchange, ASP.NET, SQL Server, and other technologies," said Adam Carheden, MCSE, CCNA Product and Technology Editor for Windows IT Pro Magazine.

Dart Communications been designing and developing Internet communication components since 1994. A decade later, the PowerTCP line of products for ActiveX and .NET environments is well known throughout the world; becoming a successful part of projects for small businesses, consultants, and Fortune 500 companies. In 2003, Dart introduced the PowerWEB for ASP.NET product line, and in 2004 released PowerWEB LiveControls for ASP.NET.

PowerWEB LiveControls for ASP.NET is a suite of 21 Web Controls that allow the execution of server-side callbacks and the update of form elements without reloading the HTML page. They are a direct replacement for many standard Microsoft controls, allowing manipulation of client-side objects or return data to the client without disruption of the user experience with a page refresh. More information on this product can be found at Live Controls for ASP.NET.

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The franchise also includes SQL Server Magazine, with 30,000 paid subscribers, more than 210,000 web site visitors monthly and two email newsletters sent to more than 130,000 opt-in subscribers. The American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) named SQL Server Magazine “Magazine of the Year” in the less-than-80,000 circulation category in 2002. The two publications generate nine million page impressions monthly, host 2.5 million unique visitors to their web sites monthly, and have more than one million readers with opt-in subscriptions to their email newsletters. The Windows IT Pro Group is the world’s leading producer of custom Roadshows, paid conferences and paid workshops for Windows and SQL Server IT professionals.

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