Microsoft TechNet Offers New and Unique Resources to IT Professionals

REDMOND, Wash., Jan. 19, 2000 — Microsoft Corp. today announced the redesign and immediate availability of the TechNet Web site for IT professionals at . In addition to the Web site redesign, Microsoft will offer a Windows® 2000 Discussion Forum and 15 new TechNet sessions, nine of which are focused on the Microsoft® Windows 2000 operating system.

“IT professionals have told us they want one location where they can find the latest technical information about Microsoft products and solutions as well as a better way to plug into the Microsoft peer network to discuss current technical issues and share information,”
said Rosa Garcia, director of TechNet at Microsoft.
“Microsoft is committed to providing innovative, all-inclusive resources to IT professionals through the TechNet program, and the new redesign of the TechNet Web site offers customers a flexible, powerful knowledge source that can be customized to address their specific organizational needs and provide a launch pad for peer-to-peer interaction.”

Redesigned TechNet Web Site

After receiving feedback from over 8,000 IT professionals through focus groups, usability testing and Web surveys, Microsoft has enhanced its TechNet Web site to help ensure that it is the best resource for IT professionals who plan, deploy and manage Microsoft product-based solutions. As a result of their input, Microsoft has significantly improved the site’s ease of use, including navigation and search tools, personalization options and updated content.

TechNet Windows 2000 Discussion Forum

TechNet’s Windows 2000 Discussion Forum brings together IT professionals to provide peer-to-peer support. More than 800 IT professionals have volunteered to participate in Microsoft’s peer-to-peer program, where peers share knowledge and provide support in deploying and managing Windows 2000. This peer-to-peer support, monitored by Microsoft, is available on the TechNet Web site at .

New TechNet Sessions Offered January Through March

TechNet will offer 15 new courses giving IT professionals an edge in mastering Microsoft technology. In anticipation of the upcoming launch of Windows 2000 on Feb. 17, nine of the 15 new courses offered during this quarter will focus on Windows 2000. These workshops provide IT professionals with in-depth, how-to information on deploying, managing, supporting and optimizing Microsoft products.

Sessions for January through March include managing an infrastructure and deploying applications in a Windows 2000 Server environment, using Microsoft Terminal Services to create flexible computing environments and upgrading a messaging architecture to include Exchange

About Microsoft TechNet

Microsoft TechNet, a central information resource geared to IT professionals, offers a variety of services designed to meet the technical information needs of professionals who plan, evaluate, deploy, maintain or support Microsoft products or technologies. Resources include the TechNet Web site, located at , where users may access a wealth of technical information and resources about Microsoft products; the TechNet CD-ROM subscription series, which provides the same valuable information in an offline format; the peer-to-peer support program; and the courses mentioned above. IT professionals interested in participating in TechNet briefings may search for offerings in their vicinity and register for available sessions online at .

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