Microsoft to Host PC Futures Conference June 9-11 in St. Louis
REDMOND, Wash., Feb. 24, 1998 — Microsoft Corp. today announced it will host the first PC Futures conference for PC technology decision-makers June 9-11 in St. Louis. The conference will provide the latest information about emerging technologies for the PC platform and the Microsoft® Windows® operating system to help decision-makers optimize their PC investments as well as understand the business implications of new technologies.
“At PC Futures 98, attendees will be provided the information necessary to make strategic PC decisions for long-term productivity, efficiency and compatibility,” said Ken Glass, marketing manager of the OEM division at Microsoft. “We want to provide PC technology standards-setters with the critical PC technology futures information they’ve told us they need to best set the technology standards in their businesses.”
PC Futures 98 is for people who make the PC technology standards decisions for their businesses – often in IT departments. The agenda is being developed using feedback from a customer advisory council. For additional information or to register for the conference, visit http://www.microsoft.com/events/pcfutures/ , or call (800) 240-5162 (United States and Canada) or (303) 813-4245 (worldwide).
“I’m delighted that Microsoft is hosting an event to share information about the future of the PC platform,” said Len Smith, chief technology officer, Inacom Corp. “I fully expect our mutual customers, after attending PC Futures 98, to be equipped to make PC technology standards decisions that result in a better return on investment and lower TCO.”
The conference will feature presentations on the future of hardware and software, including the following topics:
Road maps for Windows 9x and the Windows NT® operating system
New hardware technologies in Windows
Legacy device migration
Business-class PCs – low-cost business PC trade-offs
Case studies and best practices in global procurement and asset management
Additional sessions will focus on other developments of interest to PC technology decision-makers:
PC platform futures road map
Business implications of PC hardware design trends
Best practices in global procurement and asset management
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