Media Alert: Risk and Compliance Solutions, High-Performance Computing and “Excel That Scales” Featured in Microsoft Booth at SIFMA 2008 Conference

NEW YORK — June 9, 2008

What: At the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association’s SIFMA 2008 Conference, the largest technology trade show for the securities industry, Microsoft Corp. and its partners will showcase new technologies impacting Wall Street, including the following:

  • Managing risk and compliance. Microsoft and ClusterSeven will demonstrate technologies that help firms balance their governance, risk and regulatory compliance obligations with the need for increased revenue and productivity.

  • Microsoft high-performance computing (HPC). Windows HPC Server 2008 helps provide enhanced productivity, scalability and ease of use with a new scheduler, better provisioning and a new management interface.

  • Windows Mobile. Windows Mobile gives capital markets firms access to stock quotes and other financial information on Web-enabled mobile devices to help facilitate real-time decision-making and increased productivity.

  • Next Generation Trading Room (NGTR) Framework. Microsoft and Lab49 will demonstrate a fully functional and reusable architectural framework for trading that seamlessly works with Microsoft Office Excel 2007 and Windows Presentation Foundation for bidirectional communication.

  • Unified communications and collaboration. Microsoft partner BT will demonstrate its latest generation-trading turrets and how they seamlessly work with Microsoft’s Office Communicator Server and Institutional Client Platform.

  • Real-time trading data in Microsoft Office Excel 2007. Microsoft and GigaSpaces show how enterprises can harness the power of the datacenter to scale Excel-based applications.

  • Advanced trading with Windows Presentation Foundation and Silverlight. Microsoft will showcase trading solutions that demonstrate vivid end-user experiences on the Web that are browser- and platform-independent.

When: June 10–12, 2008

Where: 28th Annual SIFMA Technology Management Conference & Exhibit

Microsoft Booth No. 2217

Hilton New York

1335 Avenue of the Americas

New York, NY 10019


  • Rich Feldmann, managing director, U.S. Financial Services Group, Microsoft

  • Craig Saint-Amour, industry solutions director, U.S. Capital Markets Group, Microsoft

  • Stevan Vidich, industry technology strategist, Worldwide Capital Markets, Microsoft

  • Ian Warford, director of Capital Markets, EMEA Financial Services Group, Microsoft

  • Todd Warren, corporate vice president, Mobile Communications Product Group, Microsoft


News: High-performance computing on Wall Street study. Microsoft will also release a study of HPC usage among technology professionals in capital markets firms. The survey centers on HPC trends and the need for faster tools to complete complex risk computations and enable quantitative analysis.


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