Media Alert: Microsoft Participates in Spring 2005 VON Conference & Expo

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 7, 2005 — At Spring 2005 VON Conference & Expo, members of the Real-Time Collaboration Group at Microsoft Corp. will showcase solutions that combine the power of instant messaging (IM), presence, PC-based voice and video, and telephony at Booth 507. The showcase will come on the heels of a scheduled March 8 Web conference hosted by Microsoft Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates, who will discuss the newest wave of Microsoft®
Office System real-time collaboration products designed to help businesses make better, more-informed decisions — more quickly.

On March 9, Ed Simnett, lead product manager for the Live Communications Group in Microsoft’s Real-Time Collaboration Group, will participate in a panel discussion at the VON conference titled “Killer App: Using Presence and Instant Messaging.” The panel will examine how IM is being applied to support better collaborative work and integration with the existing systems infrastructure.

When: Exhibit Hours

  • Monday, March 7, 6–8 p.m.

  • Tuesday, March 8, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

  • Wednesday, March 9, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

  • Thursday, March 10, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Panel discussion: “Killer App: Using Presence and Instant Messaging”

  • Wednesday, March 9, 4:15–5:30 p.m.

Where: Microsoft Booth 507

San Jose Convention Center

San Jose, Calif.

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