Media Alert: Sixth Annual Financial Services Developer Conference to Showcase Latest Technology Advancements on the Microsoft Platform

NEW YORK — March 10, 2008

What:

The sixth annual Microsoft Financial Services Developer Conference will focus on providing developers and architects with a road map for the Microsoft development platform with a focus on high-performance computing and software-plus-services solutions.

Who:

Merrill Lynch & Co. Inc., Wachovia Corp., Unum Group and other customers and partners will demonstrate real-world scenarios, as well as discuss critical technology issues impacting the financial services community. Session topics include the following:

  • “Microsoft HPC in Capital Markets”

  • “Microsoft Silverlight: Online Channel Convergence in Banking”

  • “Automating the Complex Processes in Insurance”

  • “Changing the Face of Banking Application Development”

  • “Best Practices for Deploying Microsoft Excel in a Clustered Environment”

News:

During the event, Microsoft will launch and showcase the Financial Services Office Business Applications (OBA) Component Library, which provides OBA “building blocks” that help financial services develop solutions in areas of security, consolidating workflow and application development.

Other:

On March 13, Microsoft will celebrate the accomplishments of female leaders in financial services and technology through a panel discussion with 2008 Women Leaders of Wall Street. The panel will include executives from Microsoft Corp., Credit Suisse Group, Raymond James & Associates Inc. and Avanade.

When:

Wednesday, March 12, 8 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 13, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Where:

New York Marriott Marquis Hotel

1535 Broadway

New York, NY 10036

More Information:

A full list of sessions or more information can be found at http://www.financialdevelopers.com.

Customers and partners are available for media interviews during the conference. Please contact Microsoft below to schedule.

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