Media Alert Microsoft at 2005 International CES – Stories

REDMOND,Wash。

Jan。

3,2005MicrosoftCorp。

hasplannedthefollowingpressactivitiesfor2005InternationalCES,tobeheldinLasVegas,Jan。

69。

BillGatesKeynoteAddress

Timing。

BillGates,chairmanandchiefsoftwarearchitectatMicrosoft,willdeliverthe2005InternationalCESkeynoteaddressat6:30p。

m。

PSTWednesday,Jan。

5,attheLasVegasHiltonTheater。

Admissionrequirements。

Admissiontothekeynoteaddresswillbegrantedtoaccreditedmembersofthemediaandanalystsonafirst-come,first-servedbasis。

ReportersandanalystsmusthavetheirofficialCESbadgesandbadgeholdersforadmissiontothekeynoteaddress。

CredentialscanbepickedupintheCESpressroomattheLasVegasConventionCenter,RoomS229,betweentheCentralandSouthhalls。

Attendeesmayonlypickuptheirownbadge。

Thedoorstothekeynotepresentationwillopenat5:45p。

m。

Membersofthemediaandanalystsareencouragedtoarriveatthetheaterwellinadvanceoftheopeningtoensuretheiradmission。

FollowingaresomeimportantnotesregardingsecurityattheBillGateskeynoteevent:

Membersofthemediaandanalystscarryingbagsintothekeynoteeventwillbeaskedtopresenttheirbadge;bagswillbesubjecttosearch。

Stillcameraswillbeallowedforcredentialedphotographers,butcamerabagsaresubjecttosearchandwillbecheckedbeforephotographersenterthekeynoteauditorium;flashphotographywillbepermittedforthefirstminuteonly。

Broadcastcrewswillnotbeallowedtosetupvideocamerasatthekeynoteevent;onlyrecordingdecksarepermitted。

Anaudio/videomultboxwillbeprovided。

Broadcastersplanningtoplugintothemultboxmustcontactmediarelations@wctv。

comtomakearrangementsbeforetheevent。

Nolivebroadcastingorwebcastingofthekeynoteaddresswillbeallowed,norwillrebroadcastingofthekeynoteaddressinitsentirety。

VideotapesofthekeynoteaddresswillbeavailableuponrequestintheMicrosoft

boothandMicrosoftpresstentonThursdayandthroughouttheshow。

Transcriptsandview-on-demandportionsofthekeynoteaddresswillbepostedtotheCESvirtualpressroomontheMicrosoftPressPassWebsitebeginningThursdaymorning。

PanelsandConferencesWithMicrosoftParticipants

Wednesday,Jan。