DALLAS, May 24, 1999 — The Microsoft TechEd 99 conference continues in Dallas this week with its developer program, following three days devoted to IT operations management. At more than 240 sessions, developers will learn how to take advantage of the Windows DNA application model, which will help them develop higher-level strategies for large-scale deployment of solutions based on the Microsoft Windows operating system. Developers will also get nuts-and-bolts information for building solutions on Microsoft platforms and using the latest development tools from Microsoft and third-party vendors. As the eight-day conference continues, attendees will hear from top Microsoft executives and have an opportunity to meet with representatives of 250 other companies that are participating in the show.
Paul Maritz, group vice president of Microsoft’s Developer Group, addressed thousands of developers in a keynote speech this morning that focused on Microsoft’s vision for the third generation of the Internet. Maritz laid out the imperatives of the newly formed Developer Group and explained how Microsoft plans to provide a comprehensive, integrated and interoperable infrastructure, including tools and support to help developers keep pace and succeed as the Internet evolves to its third generation. Paul Maritz’s Q & A
On Tuesday, Bob Muglia, senior vice president of business productivity, will present his keynote, “Knowledge Workers Without Limits.” The technology evolution of the past few years has helped unite geographically dispersed organizations, integrate disparate data systems, and give life to a broad array of emerging devices. It has also created the need for new applications and systems to harness the resulting information overload that barrages us each business day. In his keynote, Muglia will present Microsoft’s vision for the knowledge worker and show how new technologies will transform the way people work.
Last week, as TechEd 99 began, Brian Valentine, vice president of Microsoft’s Business Enterprise Division, showed conference attendees how companies like IBM, Intel and Sequent are developing innovative new technologies that extend the reliability and scalability of Windows 2000, while keeping the total cost of ownership low. Valentine outlined some key features of Windows 2000, highlighting the efforts Microsoft and its partners have made to meet the price and performance needs of their customers.
In his keynote address, Valentine showcased Physical Address Extension technology from Intel that enables large memory support, server cluster support and maintenance technology from IBM, and workflow management technology from Sequent, as well as some of the key software innovations behind Windows 2000-including IntelliMirror and Active Directory. Valentine also provided an inside look at the deployment of Windows 2000 within Microsoft and outlined early support for Windows 2000 from customers, partners and hardware vendors.
Microsoft Tech-Ed is an annual conference designed to provide developer education and training on Microsoft’s platforms and tools, while giving attendees in-depth information on how to integrate various Microsoft and third-party technologies into their solutions. Sponsors for TechEd 99 include Compaq, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Seagate Software, Siemens, Sterling Software and Veritas. The Microsoft TechEd conference is one of many resources Microsoft provides to developers via MSDN, the Microsoft Developer Network, to help them benefit from the business opportunities enabled by innovations on the Windows platform. For a complete listing of MSDN programs, events and resources, please visit http://msdn.microsoft.com/ .
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