Microsoft Takes Major Position in Business 4Site Event

NEW YORK March 17, 2004 Ziff Davis Media today announced that Microsoft Corp. will take a lead role in the Business 4Site Conference planned for Los Angeles. Microsoft will become a major sponsor and participate in several programs, including the Business 4Site Solutions Circle.

Business 4Site ( ) will kick-off in Los Angeles, California, June 15-17 at the Century Plaza Hotel and will be followed by the New York City event, November 16-18, 2004 at the Hilton Hotel. Each event is expected to attract up to 5,000 executives from mid-market and large enterprise companies and will include up to 100 select technology companies as sponsors.

“Were very pleased with Microsofts participation in Business 4Site, and also because of their ability to galvanize the technology market around meeting the unique needs of midsize companies,”
said James Hasl, vice president, Ziff Davis Media Event Marketing Group.
“Microsoft will be among an elite group of companies providing attendees from mid-market companies with specific and actionable information to help them achieve their business objectives.”

Business 4Site is a

new technology summit that represents the next generation in face-to-face marketing, providing customized experiences for targeted business technology decision-makers. This exclusive program will create a distinctive business platform, enabling technology companies to meet with invitation-only customers in a variety of new and improved event environments.

“Mid-market companies have more opportunities than ever to grow their businesses and compete in the global economy. At Microsoft, were supporting these companies with the technology and solutions they need to address their expanding opportunities,”
said Darren Huston, corporate vice president of the U.S. Small and Midmarket Solutions & Partners Group at Microsoft.
“Were pleased to support Business 4Site, which will provide a new way for midsize companies to gather and share business and technology insights specifically tailored to their interests and needs.”

Microsoft will participate in Business 4Sites Solutions Circle, an invitation-only executive briefing center, and in the MarketPlace exhibit area. Executives supporting Microsoft® Windows® XP, Windows Server™
, Microsoft Office 2003 and Microsoft Business Solutions will be on hand to meet with customers and present a full range of technology solutions and services.

About Microsoft

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq
) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

About Ziff Davis Media Inc.

Ziff Davis Media is a global special interest media company focusing on the technology and electronic videogame markets. The company is a leading information services provider of all technology media including publications, websites, conferences, events, eSeminars, eNewsletters, custom publishing, list rentals, research and market intelligence. In the United States, the Company publishes 10 leading magazines including PC Magazine, eWEEK, Baseline, CIO Insight, Sync, Electronic Gaming Monthly, Computer Gaming World, Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine, Xbox Nation and GMR . The Company exports the power of its brands internationally with publications in 44 countries and 20 languages. Ziff Davis Media leverages its content on the Internet with seven highly-targeted technology and gaming sites including,, and The company also produces highly-targeted b-to-b and consumer technology events including Business4Site and DigitalLife. With its main headquarters and PC Magazine Labs based in New York, Ziff Davis Media also has offices and lab facilities in the San Francisco and Boston markets. Additional information is available at .

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