Power management software vendor 1E gets tacit thumbs-up from Microsoft

Microsoft creates "sustainable IT" solution in briefing centers; power management vendor 1E is one of the partners who will be included.

Talk about boosting your credentials with the business world.

Developer 1E, which makes NightWatchman among other power management software utilities, is being added into the "Sustainable IT" briefing content that is included in the New York Microsoft Technology Center.

The vendor, which already has 4 million users for its NightWatchman software, will be added to the rest of the centers (there are currently 17 around the world) in early 2010.

Here's the Microsoft "endorsement" (if you will) from the companies' joint press release:

“The MTC offers a range of executive briefings and earlier this year, we decided to create a new briefing, focused, on sustainable IT to address the very real environmental challenges facing modern business,” comments Chuck McCann, MTC Alliances Program Director. “In order to fully showcase the best technologies available, we needed to collaborate with specialists in the field. 1E was the natural choice as it offers power management solutions with excellent technology and fully featured solutions.”

Aside from NightWatchman, 1E also makes WakeUp, a utility that is used for patch management and updating computers on a network that have been powered down. The software, not surprisingly, can be used in conjunction with MIcrosoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007. (1E has 5 million users for WakeUp.)