KUALA LUMPUR, 8 August 2000 - Microsoft experts and consultants from the US and the region will converge for
five days to educate and share best practices with Malaysian IT professionals, knowledge workers, software developers,
as well as corporate decision-makers, at the first Microsoft TechEd 2000 conference in Malaysia, from August 21
More than 20 experts from Microsoft will be at TechEd 2000 to lead seminars, demonstrate applications and respond
to anticipated high interest from the Malaysian IT community. More than 100 technical sessions with the Microsoft
experts will be conducted during the convention, making TechEd 2000 the biggest IT conference in Malaysia to date.
At the convention, these experts and consultants will share best practices, opinions, and technical know-how on
development and deployment of technology solutions that are critical to today's businesses.
Among the more than 20 experts and consultants participating in TechEd 2000 are LJ Germinario, Ken Rosen, Bob Heath,
Wally Mead, Peter Meister, Toi Riley, and Joern Wettern.
"We've brought together some of the best minds at Microsoft. For example, Microsoft's Commerce Server 2000
expert, LJ Germinario, will be here to lend her expertise, knowledge and share best practices on the deployment
of e-commerce applications. She's spoken about e-commerce deployment at several key IT conventions, including Comdex
and Internet World.
"Ken Rosen is a certified Microsoft trainer specialising in Windows 2000 platforms. He will address Group
Policy issues that deal with specifications of particular policy settings such as desktop configuration.
Ken will also demonstrate the deployment of Windows 2000 Professional by using Windows 2000 Server Remote Installations
Services," Fong said.
Fong continued to highlight TechEd 2000's combination of education and recreation, with all activities underpinned
by technology, aims to show the impact of technology on today's lifestyles and work-styles.
"For R&R, we have organised a Geek Fest, at which delegates can unwind and network among themselves. We
have engaged two celebrity DJs, Fly Guy and Li'l Kev, to host Geek Fest activities, so we can be sure that everyone's
spirits will remain high at the end of each day," said Fong.
Fong continued that TechEd 2000 is in line with Microsoft's commitment to building the Malaysian software developer
"We brought TechEd 2000 to Malaysia because we want to ensure that the local industry has the latest information
and access to leading-edge technologies and tools. It's important that local software developers are equipped with
the latest information so that they can build mission-critical applications for their own customers.
"TechEd 2000 provides attendees with a place where Microsoft's technology, services and partners come together.
We want to provide our customers and partners with the resources that can be used today for building solutions
that empower their knowledge workers, provide links to their business partners, or do virtually anything that meets
their needs in the new economy," he concluded.
Registration to TechEd 2000 is based on a first-come-first serve basis. Microsoft Enterprise customers have the
opportunity to receive two additional conference seats free with every four conference registrations per company
in a "4+2 Promotion."
About Microsoft TechEd 2000
Microsoft TechEd 2000 is Microsoft's technical training and education event. Microsoft TechEd is an annual
conference designed to provide developer education and training on Microsoft's platforms and tools, while giving
attendees in-depth information on how to integrate various Microsoft and third-party technologies into their solutions.
TechEd 2000 in Malaysia will be held from August 21 to 25 at Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur. Online registration
is available here
Microsoft (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd is a subsidiary of Microsoft Corporation and was incorporated on July 8, 1992.
Microsoft and its worldwide enterprise partners deliver a total solution: integrated platforms, powerful business
applications and comprehensive global services that drive the success of its enterprise customers.