3rd Annual Mac Networkers Retreat Announced; Advanced Technical Training Event Brings Together Mac Enterprise Managers

FRAMINGHAM, MA – JULY 26, 2006 – IDG World Expo today announced that the third annual Mac Networkers Retreat, the definitive gathering of Mac Networking, Enterprise and IT professionals, will be held October 9-11, 2006 at the Seascape Hotel in Monterey Bay, CA. For the third year, attendees will converge to attend a series of lectures, workshops and late night discussion groups that present in-depth technical details to help them best deploy Apple-related technology in their Enterprise.

The Mac Networkers Retreat has been designed to give technical professionals who work with Macs a conference that is immersive, informative and fun. In a world where technical professionals have 24/7 access to a multitude of information resources, this face-to-face conference helps Mac managers get the answers to their most challenging issues and questions directly from the experts.

New for the 2006 event, attendees will also be able to meet with Mac Enterprise product vendors in an intimate Mac Networkers Retreat Product Showcase. More than 30 hours of instruction is planned for the 3 day Retreat with lectures and workshops being led by an impressive faculty lineup – the Mac markets' most notable consultants, authors and trainers.

"The Mac Networkers Retreat provides the hardcore, unbiased training and discussion content that Mac managers need to successfully deploy Apple networking products," said Paul Kent, Vice President, IDG World Expo. "The information presented at the Retreat represents the most technical training available on Mac enterprise issues in one place at one time."

This 3-Day program will consist of general sessions, workshops and discussion groups covering topics including:

— Bulletproofing OS X

— Active Directory/Open Directory Integration

— Advanced Wireless Networks – State of the Art Wireless in 2007

— Macintosh Deployment in The Enterprise

— Extreme OS X Administration

— Introduction to Macintosh Forensics

— Enterprise Mobility

— Apple Remote Desktop for Data Archiving

— Windows and LINUX on Macs – Virtualization Revealed

— Third Party Admin Tools

— Enterprise Applications Round Up

— Mac OS X Server Recovery Solutions

Pricing for the Retreat is $895 before September 8, 2006 and $995 after that date. The cost includes tuition, meals and special events during the event.

For more information, or to register for The Mac Networkers Retreat, please visit http://www.macnetworkersretreat.com