Microsoft Addresses Reducing Enterprise Costs and Complexity Through Integrated Innovation at Microsoft IT Forum 2003

Company Further Defines Windows Server System, Distributed Systems Initiative; Launches Systems Management Server 2003; Highlights Customer Momentum for Exchange Server 2003
Today, more than 3,000 European technology professionals are attending Microsoft(R) IT Forum 2003, running 11-14 November. With more than 160 special breakout sessions, more than 40 hands-on labs, and Chalk & Talk sessions, attendees will learn about reducing enterprise costs and complexity with integrated innovation, Windows Server System(TM) and the Dynamic Systems Initiative.
In his keynote presentation, Kirill Tatarinov, corporate vice president of the Enterprise Management Division at Microsoft Corp., laid out the company’s vision for “integrated innovation,” Microsoft’s approach to delivering an integrated platform for both Microsoft and heterogeneous environments, thereby allowing enterprise customers to focus on innovation to deliver increased business value. As part of the integrated innovation vision, the Windows Server System provides a complete server infrastructure, enabling IT professionals to lower their total cost of ownership. In addition, with the Dynamic Systems Initiative (DSI), Microsoft is also simplifying and automating the way enterprise customers develop, deploy and operate distributed systems.