Microsoft Kicks Off Developer Madness With Events Across the United States, Canada

REDMOND, Wash., May 28, 1996 —
As part of its wide-ranging commitment to developers, Microsoft Corp. today announced an initiative titled Developer Madness, designed to help developers navigate the
“crazy” rush to the Internet. Developer Madness will include a series of one-day seminars and training sessions this summer targeted to developers across the United States and Canada. Upcoming events include Developer Days, Worldwide Live! and a User Group tour, all focused on Microsoft®
Internet development tools, including ActiveX
technologies, Microsoft Internet Explorer and the Microsoft FrontPage
Web authoring and management tool.

“Our goal with these programs is to provide the tools, education and training necessary for developers to easily create the compelling and exciting applications and Web sites that consumers demand,”
said Bob Muglia, vice president in the Internet platform and tools division at Microsoft.
“Developer Madness highlights our commitment to providing developers all the resources they need to begin developing for the Internet immediately.”

“Microsoft understands that delivering excellent development tools is only half the effort – providing developers with training on these technologies is the key to our mutual success,”
said Bill Kennedy, senior consultant at Minerva Technology Inc.

“By bringing training opportunities to my own back yard, Microsoft makes my job a lot easier,”
said Frank Sommer, vice president at VideoSoft Consulting.
“Microsoft is truly an excellent business partner to the developer community.”

Developer Days: Activate the Internet, Your Tools, Your Business

Dev Days is the developer
“town meeting”
run entirely by customers for customers. Sponsored by Microsoft, Digital Equipment Corp., Advanced Micro Devices Inc., The Cobb Group, local third-party developers and community leaders, Dev Days III will take place on
June 5 in 19 cities across the United States and Canada. Dev Days provides developers with a forum at which to gather locally and share expertise and real-world experiences using Microsoft development tools.

Dev Days III will kick off with a satellite keynote speech by Muglia from Windows World in Chicago to present Microsoft’s Internet development strategy, including ActiveX technologies – which promise to bring the Internet alive with interactive, engaging Web content. Also scheduled are technical breakout sessions on the Internet development environment, Visual Basic®
Script, FrontPage and the Microsoft Java development tool, code-named Jakarta. To view additional details on Dev Days, please visit

Worldwide Live! Activating the Internet

Worldwide Live! is a unique event aimed at educating anyone involved in Web-site development. Scheduled to be broadcast live on July 16 to more than 50 movie theaters in major U.S. and Canadian cities, this comprehensive forum will feature information on ways to create active Web sites that fully exploit the latest capabilities of the Internet. In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to hear from Internet evangelists at Microsoft as well as key associates such as Adobe Systems Inc. and Macromedia Inc. For more details on Worldwide Live!, visit

Microsoft Representatives Visit Local User Groups

Beginning June 11, Microsoft representatives plan to visit 19 User Groups throughout the United States and Canada to educate the community on Microsoft’s Internet and development tools and support them in their migration to Internet development. Additional details on the User Group tour can be found at

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (NASDAQ
) is the worldwide leader in software for personal computers. The company offers a wide range of products and services for business and personal use, each designed with the mission of making it easier and more enjoyable for people to take advantage of the full power of personal computing every day.

Microsoft, ActiveX, FrontPage and Visual Basic are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corp. in the United States and/or other countries.

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