Microsoft’s Sold-Out Professional Developers Conference To Discuss Evolution of the Windows Platform

REDMOND, Wash., Sept. 9, 1997 — From Tuesday, Sept. 23, to Friday, Sept. 26, 6,000 developers will converge for the Microsoft® Professional Developers Conference (PDC) in San Diego. The conference, which will host a record-breaking number of attendees, is designed to show developers how their applications can exploit the new capabilities of the Windows® platform, which integrates the best of the PC, the best of the Web and the best of distributed computing in a common architecture.

Microsoft Chairman and CEO Bill Gates and executives Jim Allchin and Paul Maritz are among those scheduled to present keynotes on topics such as Microsoft’s platform strategy, the next generation of Windows and Microsoft’s Component Object Model, and Web-enabled, distributed applications.

The general conference will also offer developers more than 150 breakout sessions designed to provide step-by-step information on the latest Microsoft technologies in areas such as networking and distributed services, component services, graphics and multimedia services, and client and server Internet technologies and tools.

The following companies are top-level sponsors for the event: Attachmate Corp., BMC Software Inc., Compaq Computer Corp., Digital Equipment Corp., Rational Software Corp., Sybase Inc., Synon Corp. and Wise Solutions Inc.

Members of the press interested in attending should call (800) 275-0070 (Canada and United States only). Journalists can also register via e-mail at wereg@wagged.com. For more information on the Microsoft Professional Developers Conference, please visit http://www.microsoft.com/events/pdc/ or http://www.microsoft.com/msdn/pdc/ .

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