One Out Of 4 Exhbitors Will Launch New Products At The Windows 2000 Conference & Expo

FRAMINGHAM, MASS. — FEBRUARY 10, 2000 — IDG World Expo (www.idgworldexpo.com), the world’s leading producer of IT-focused conferences and expositions, today announced the results of its pre-show poll of Windows 2000 Conference & Expo (www.windows2000expo.com) exhibitors. The poll revealed over 50 new Windows-based products will be announced at the show next week. Windows 2000 Conference & Expo is the world’s first and only tradeshow to focus exclusively on the entire line of Microsoft Windows 2000-based enterprise products and applications.

Close to 200 exhibitors polled indicated they planned their product announcement around the Windows 2000 Conference & Expo, and most products have been developed specifically for Windows 2000. Microsoft plans to unveil Windows 2000 on Thursday, February 17, offering general retail, channel and OEM availability of the product at the event.

"We’re honored that so many dynamic companies chose the Windows 2000 Conference & Expo as the launch venue of choice for their new Windows 2000-based products," says Charlie Greco, President and CEO of IDG World Expo. "This show will be a magnet for IT professionals and other key decision-makers, as it will give them the rare opportunity to explore the endless possibilities Microsoft’s Windows-based products and applications offer."

Exhibitors also indicated they developed their new Windows-based products for a range of audiences in mind — from healthcare to telecommunications, from education to government — to fit any size enterprise operating in a Windows environment.

Windows 2000 Conference & Expo runs from February 15-17 at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, CA. The show will feature keynote speeches by Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates, Dell Computer Chairman and CEO Michael Dell, and Compaq President and CEO Michael Capellas.

About IDG World Expo

IDG World Expo, an entrepreneurial business unit of IDG, is focused on launching and managing trade events for cutting-edge and emerging IT markets worldwide. As the leading IT event management company, IDG World Expo leverages its unsurpassed experience and knowledge of next-generation IT events and conferences to enable technology companies to capture the attention and loyalty of influential buyers. Events owned and managed by IDG World Expo include Internet Commerce Expo (ICe), LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, ASP World Conference & Expo, Windows 2000 Conference & Expo, MACWORLD Expo and ComNet. IDG is the leading global provider of IT media, research, conferences, and expositions, and has annual revenues of $2.35 billion. Company information is available at www.idgworldexpo.com

IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world’s leading IT media, research and exposition company. IDG publishes more than 290 computer magazines and newspapers and 4,000 book titles and offers online users the largest network of technology-specific sites around the world through IDG.net (www.idg.net), which comprises more than 250 targeted Web sites in 55 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related expositions worldwide, and provides IT market analysis through 49 offices in 42 countries worldwide. Company information is available at www.idg.com.

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