Media Alert: Microsoft Holds Press Conference on the European Court of First Instance’s Judgment in the EU/Microsoft Case

BRUSSELS, Belgium — Sept. 17, 2007 — Microsoft Corp. General Counsel Brad Smith will hold a press conference today in Brussels, Belgium, to discuss the European Court of First Instance’s judgment on Microsoft’s appeal of the European Commission’s March 2004 decision.

Smith will make brief remarks followed by a questions-and-answers session for those attending in person.

Press and analysts joining by phone or webcast will have the opportunity to send questions during the press conference and these questions will be conveyed to the news conference as time permits.

Time, location, webcast details, satellite co-ordinates and phone dial-in details are below.

Live Press Conference and Webcast Details:

  • When: Monday, Sept. 17, 2.30 p.m. CET (5.30 a.m. PDT)

  • Where: Silken Berlaymont Hotel, 11 Boulevard Charlemagne, 1000, Brussels

  • View an on-demand Webcast of the Press conference (.wmv file, 27 min 14 sec) Note: link added after conclusion of press conference.

Satellite Coordinates for Live Television Coverage:

  • Origin: SNG BEL 62

  • Timings: 14.30 – 15.45 CET (12.30 – 13.45 GMT)

  • Satellite/transponder: 16DEG E / B5 Upper 7,8,F (BT)

  • Transponder: B5 Upper

  • Channel: 7

  • Downlink frequency: 11,167.83 MHz H pol

  • FEC: 3/4

  • Symbol rate: 5.632

  • Carrier: 8.448 Mbits

  • Audio: Ch 1, Ch 2

Phone Conference Call Dial-In Details:

Call name: Microsoft

Password: 47803484

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