The editors of Windows IT Pro magazine and SharePoint Pro magazine have decided the four finalists in the SharePoint product category for Best of Connections 2011.

Chosen from an overwhelmingly excellent field of SharePoint product vendors exhibiting at this year's Connections technology conferences, the four were selected based on their innovative use of technology to make SharePoint work better and their importance to the SharePoint product ecosystem:

Axceler ControlPoint 4.5

Fpweb.net FLEXible Private SharePoint Cloud

Idera SharePoint diagnostic manager 2.6

Syntergy Replicator 4.1

The winner from among the four will be announced on Wednesday, November 3, 2011, at the Connections Conference, which is currently running in Las Vegas.

Best of Connections awards will also be announced for best third-party product for Visual Studio, ASP.NET/Silverlight, SQL Server, Exchange/UC, and Windows, and are tied in to the co-located Connections Conferences on those topic areas.