Microsoft Premieres on TechTV

Redmond — Oct. 3, 2002

Who: Consumers and technology enthusiasts can learn about Microsoft Corp.’s newest innovations in the comfort of their own home by viewing Microsoft’s segments on cable televison network TechTV or online at .

What: Microsoft’s TechTV segment will educate consumers on a collection of Microsoft’s newest, most popular home products, including Microsoft® Picture It!®
Digital Image Pro consumer photo-editing software, Microsoft’s new Broadband Networking, Pocket PC 2002 Phone Edition and “Age of Mythology (TM) ” game. The educational program will offer how-to guidelines and demonstrate scenarios so consumers can learn how to take advantage of some of the new, advanced features. In addition to learning about the latest products and their features, viewers can win prizes* by watching the show to get the secret code and then entering the sweepstakes at . TechTV is the ultimate television destination for those excited by and curious about all things related to technology. TechTV is carried by every major cable operator as well as DIRECTV (channel 354) and Dish Network (channel 191).

When: Saturday, Oct. 5, 2002, at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. PDT. The show will be rebroadcast numerous times over the next five days. The schedule of air times is available at .

Why: Microsoft is responding to consumer requests for updates and education on its newest products and their innovative features. Now users can get the information in the comfort of their homes.

Details: While viewing Microsoft’s TechTV segments, viewers will receive a secret code, which they will need to register for the sweepstakes at . The grand prize is a trip for two to COMDEX Fall 2002 in Las Vegas, which includes a VIP tour of Microsoft’s booth. Other prizes include Microsoft products and games.

*No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Open only to U.S. residents 18 and older. Game ends Nov. 8, 2002. For full rules, see Web site.

Microsoft, Picture It! and Age of Mythology are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corp. in the United States and/or other countries.

The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

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