The Society for Technical Communications is an international organization of technical communicators whose purpose is to foster quality in print and online technical publications. Other competitors at the local level (Puget Sound region) included Microsoft UA teams and organizations like Boeing, Hewlett-Packard, and King County.
This past Tuesday night Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Resource Kit won Best in Show in this year’s STC competition. The STC president remarked that the decision ultimately came down to the fact that this book was just really well written.
More winners from Microsoft Press and Next Level of Competition
This year Microsoft Press entered five books in the Technical Publications category of the 2009 STC Competition-Puget Sound Chapter. An amazing four of our five entries received awards, including two Distinguished awards, which is STC’s highest level of award!
- Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Best Practices, the premier title in our new ITPro Best Practices series. earned a *Merit* award.
- Microsoft Visual Studio Tips: 251 Ways to Improve your Productivity, Sara Ford’s book based on her tremendously popular Microsoft blog, earned an *Excellence* award.
- The Best of Windows Vista: The Official Magazine, the visually stunning compilation of the best articles from Windows Vista Magazine, earned a *Distinguished* award.
- Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2, the technical masterpiece that exceeded its lifetime revenue goal in its first two weeks on the shelves, earned a *Distinguished* award and 2009 Best in Show.
Our Excellence and Distinguished winners now qualify for entry in the International STC competition.
Congratulations to our editorial team, creative team, planners, and authors – the STC judging standards are rigorous and these books reflect the best in the technical communication community.