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Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer Uses TechTarget Live Virtual Trade Show to Keynote Launch of New Windows Essential Server Solutions

November 10, 2008

Information-technology (IT) media company TechTarget (NASDAQ: TTGT) will host the official launch for Windows Essential Server Solutions (WESS), which includes Windows Small Business Server 2008 and Windows Essential Business Server 2008. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and other Microsoft executives will introduce these new products and will be joined by Mark Minasi, an independent expert and best-selling author.

The Windows Essential Server Solutions (WESS) launch event will showcase small and mid-sized business (SMB) solutions from Microsoft Corp. and premier partners designed to help boost productivity and reduce costs with Microsoft’s newest SMB offering – Windows Essential Server Solutions.

The launch will be hosted exclusively by TechTarget in a live virtual trade show event which allows the audience to ask questions and interact with Microsoft, its partners, and their peers. The day will feature keynote presentations from Steve Ballmer, Mark Minasi and key industry partners including Intel, AMD, Citrix, Lenovo, IBM, HP and others who will demonstrate how WESS is transforming the way small and medium businesses meet the challenges in today’s climate.

The event will be live and open to the public on November 12, 2008 from 10:30 a.m. EST through 7:00 p.m. EST. To join this exclusive event, you may register and participate at this site: http://events.techtarget.com/EssentialServerSolutions/?AffiliateKey =1021&AffiliateData=MSVTS_PressRelease

Keynote presentations include:

Keynote: The Windows Essential Server Solutions “Dream Server” Launch. Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft Corp., will address how Microsoft is making its most advanced technology available to small and medium sized firms that are responding to the volatile economic environment.

Keynote: “7 Tips that IT can use During the Economic Downturn”. Mark Minasi, noted author, MVP, and self-proclaimed alpha-geek will present “7 Tips that IT can use During the Economic Downturn.” These practical tips are designed to save money and deliver new capabilities to keep SMBs competitive. From simple solutions like reducing server and desktop power consumption, to consolidating applications on servers, Minasi will deliver information that SMBs can use right now to achieve enhanced IT value.

Featured presenters include:

 Mark Minasi - Best-selling author, MVP Steve Ballmer - CEO, Microsoft Corp. Steve Guggenheimer - Corporate VP, Original Equipment Manufacturer Division Michael Risse - VP, Worldwide Small and Midmarket Business Group Steven VanRoekel - Sr. Director, Windows Server Solutions Group Chris Phillips - General Manager, Windows Server Solutions Group 

More information is available at http://events.techtarget.com/EssentialServerSolutions/?AffiliateKey =1021&AffiliateData=MSVTS_PressRelease

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