Windows Management Takes Center Stage At the Microsoft Management Summit

REDMOND, Wash., Feb. 26, 2002 — Continuing its commitment to making Windows® the most manageable platform available, Microsoft Corp. today announced it is hosting the Microsoft® Management Summit 2002 in partnership with Altiris Inc. and NetIQ Corp. at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, April 29 through May 3. The conference, formerly called the Systems Management Server and Windows 2000 User Conference and hosted by Altiris, is for IT professionals who want to find out how to better manage their Microsoft Windows-based environments. It is being expanded significantly, with 50 percent more sessions than in previous years, to address the whole Microsoft enterprise management solution, including the built-in Windows management technologies, Systems Management Server, Microsoft Operations Manager 2000 and Microsoft Application Center 2000.

“Building on the past success of this event, the broader focus and increased size of the Microsoft Management Summit this year will provide Windows administrators with a valuable forum in which to gather and exchange information about Windows management products and technologies today,”
said David Hamilton, director of Product Management for Management Solutions at Microsoft.
“If customers go to one management conference this year, they should make it this one.”

Attendees will have the opportunity to hear presentations by Microsoft product teams and industry experts, participate in hands-on labs and technical sessions, and network with industry peers and partners. More information on the Microsoft Management Summit is available online at .

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