Microsoft November Silicon Valley Speaker Series Highlights How New Microsoft eHome Division Is Planning to Distribute The Power of the PC Throughout the Home

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Nov. 19, 2001 — On Monday, Nov. 26, Microsoft Corp.’s Silicon Valley Speaker Series will focus on the company’s newly formed eHome Division and its goal of extending the PC’s capabilities to deliver whole-home entertainment, communication and information experiences. Mike Toutonghi, vice president of the Microsoft eHome Division and distinguished engineer, will discuss the technologies Microsoft is developing that will make these experiences fun, affordable and easy to use for everyday consumers.

The presentation will also address the two key ingredients for these experiences: devices that work together seamlessly, and technology that makes these consumer experiences simple and accessible to the entire family. In addition, Toutonghi will discuss the challenges and opportunities of this growing market. The speaker series, held monthly at the Microsoft Mountain View campus, is part lecture, part interactive forum, in which company executives and industry observers address a variety of technologies, trends and topics relevant to the fast-moving high-technology world.

Who: Microsoft

What: November Silicon Valley Speaker Series: “Thinking Outside the Box: Distributing the Power of the PC Throughout the Home”

When: Monday, Nov. 26
Noon–2 p.m. (Complimentary lunch provided from noon to 12:30 p.m.)

Where: Microsoft’s Mountain View campus
Bldg. 1, Conference Center
1065 LaAvenidaMountain View, Calif.

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