Microsoft Helps Insurance Companies Avoid the ‘New Legacy,’ Showcases Software-Plus-Services Demos at 2009 ACORD LOMA

May 14, 2009

Demos including Microsoft Silverlight, Microsoft Surface and Tellme help create connected experiences between consumers and their insurance carriers.

ORLANDO, Fla., May 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ –

    What:   Helping insurance firms cut costs and transform themselves
            through software innovation, Microsoft Corp. will demonstrate
            its software-plus-services offerings at the 2009 ACORD LOMA
            Insurance Systems Forum. By embracing software plus services,
            insurance firms have the power of choice to run applications
            locally, in the cloud or a combination of the two. Technologies
            shown include the following:

            -- Lighting up Web experiences for customers (and employees)
               with Silverlight. As insurance firms explore
               software-plus-services solutions to migrate applications to
               the Web, Microsoft Silverlight technology helps create vivid
               end-user experiences that are browser- and

            -- Building stronger agent-customer relationships with Microsoft
               Surface. The natural user interface of Surface creates an
               exciting way for insurance agencies to break down traditional
               computing barriers between agent and customer. This demo will
               showcase how insurers can combine on-premises applications
               with real-time, Web-based data or a local datacenter,
               allowing agents to walk customers through interactive life
               insurance and annuity scenarios.

            -- Tellme cloud-based voice platform improves customer service.
               Tellme Network Inc.'s cloud-based voice services platform
               delivers increased automation and faster, consistent service
               across multiple channels. Because it is a Web-based solution,
               it allows insurance firms to dynamically respond to increased
               call volumes, while reducing the overall cost of providing
               customer care.

    When:   May 17-19, 2009

    Where:  2009 ACORD LOMA Insurance Systems Forum
            Microsoft Booth No. 1401
            Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin
            1500 Epcot Resort Blvd.
            Lake Buena Vista, FL

    Who:    Bill Hartnett, industry solutions director, U.S. Insurance Group,

            Colin Cole, industry technology strategist, U.S. Insurance Group,

            Cindy Saccocia, industry solutions specialist, U.S. Insurance
            Group, Microsoft



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