Microsoft to Host Developer Days Worldwide on March 19

REDMOND, Wash., Jan. 13, 1997 — Microsoft Corp. today announced Developer Days, an intensive one-day event designed to educate developers on the latest versions of Microsoft® tools for integrating client/server, Internet and intranet development. As a global event hosted locally at over 80 sites in 40 countries, Developer Days will bring together tens of thousands of developers to share their expertise and experiences using Microsoft tools and technologies. More than 5 million developers around the world currently use Microsoft visual tools to create custom applications and business solutions.

Microsoft is presenting Developer Days on March 19 in conjunction with global and national sponsors Advanced Micro Devices Inc., Digital Equipment Corp., Fujitsu Ltd., Programmer’s Paradise Inc., SAP AG, Siemens Nixdorf Informationssysteme AG, The Cobb Group and Ziff Davis.

“We are excited to be able to showcase the next generation of our visual tools family at this major global event,”
said Tom Button, group manager for visual tools at Microsoft.
“Developers face incredible challenges in their move to adopt the latest Web technologies, and these innovative technologies will enable them to move their client/server development forward to integrate with the Internet and scale to the enterprise.”

A Day of Vision and Real World Learning

Bill Gates, chairman and CEO of Microsoft, will kick off Developer Days with a keynote presentation via satellite, discussing his vision for the role of Microsoft’s visual tools in integrating client/server and the Internet. Following this satellite broadcast, nine technical sessions in three separate tracks will further inform and educate attendees on the latest Microsoft developer tools and technologies. These sessions will help developers bridge the gap between traditional client/server development and the latest Internet technologies by addressing key issues such as these:

  • Cross-language development

  • Component development and reuse

  • Integrating enterprise systems and building scalable solutions

  • Web application development and new data access technologies

  • “N-tier”
    development (client/server and multitier)

The newest versions of Microsoft development tools and technologies that will be featured at Developer Days include the Visual Basic® programming system, Visual J++
development software, Visual InterDev
™development software (formerly called Internet Studio), the Visual C++® development system, Microsoft Transaction Server, the Microsoft FoxPro® database, Microsoft Office 97, Developer Edition and others. The event will also feature prizes, contests and special promotions, and each attendee will receive a free CD-ROM toolkit packed with valuable software, samples and code.

By Developers, for Developers

Developer Days is hosted around the world by local technology experts and community leaders who will lead the sessions, answer questions and present demonstrations. Attendees will receive answers to all of their technical questions from peers and industry experts, and have opportunities to interact with event hosts, speakers, partners and other developers for a real-world, hands-on learning experience.

Locations and Registration

Developer Days begins at 8 a.m. local time on March 19 in most locations. For the Developer Days location and schedule for your area, please visit the Developer Days Web site at

To register for Developer Days in the United States or Canada, please call (800) 206-3000 between 6:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Pacific time. International customers should contact their local Microsoft office or visit the Developer Days Web site.

The event registration fee in the United States and Canada is $89 (U.S.) for those confirming their attendance before Feb. 13 or $120 (U.S.) for those registering later. The cost to attend in locations outside the United States and Canada will vary.

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (NASDAQ “MSFT”) 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, Visual Basic , Visual J++, Visual InterDev, Visual C++ and FoxPro are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corp. in the United States and/or other countries.

Other product and company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Note to editors: If you are interested in viewing additional information on Microsoft, please visit the Microsoft Web page at on Microsoft’s corporate information pages. Developer Days Sponsors Global Sponsors:

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD)


Fujitsu Limited


Siemens Nixdorf Informationssysteme AG

Ziff Davis

Domestic Sponsors:

Programmers Paradise Inc.

The Cobb Group

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