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Today, Tuesday, at the Microsoft Small Business Summit

Thousands of people from all over the country joined us yesterday for the kick off of the 2007 Microsoft Small Business Summit.  The first day saw many exciting presentations as well as the announcement of a new offering coming from Microsoft as well as our Tech Makeover winners. 


Today at the Summit, we have four information packed tracks that you can once again enjoy from the comfort of your desk, office, or anywhere online.  Here’s a quick look:


PST – General Session 1: Small Business in the Global Age – Presenter: Dennis Kneale, Managing Editor, Forbes magazine

Wondering how the small business can thrive in the “flat world,” where the competition can come from down the street or across the ocean?


PST – General Session 2: Windows Vista Business: Demo for Small Biz – Presenters: Austin Wilson and Sean Kapoor, Microsoft


This is the demo you’ve been waiting for: Come see how the most powerful and advanced operating system designed for business will make your data more secure, your workers more productive, and your business more successful.


Security & Support Track:


  • Is Your Business Data Safe? – Keith Combs, Microsoft

  • 5 Steps to Protect Your PC – Greg Randall, Microsoft

  • 3 Ways to Safeguard Your Network – John Lawler, Microsoft


Productivity & Mobility Track:


  • Take the office with you – Woody Walton, Microsoft

  • Working as a team – Jeff Lin, Microsoft

  • Score with SCORE – Kenneth Yancey, Director of SCORE & Michael Keaton


Financial Management Track:


  • Office Accounting 2007 Demo – Larry Garcia, Microsoft

  • Cash Flow: Lifeblood of Your Biz – Joseph Anthony, Tax Advisor and Financial Columnist

  • Tax Tips for Small Business – Joseph Anthony, Tax Advisor and Financial Columnist


Sales & Marketing Track:


  • Keeping Track of Customers – Darin Browning, Microsoft

  • Finding New Customers – Robin Curle, Entrepreneur

  • Sales and Marketing without Busting the Budget – Rachel Russell, Microsoft


You can view more information about and register to attend any of the sessions being offered today as well as the reset of the week at


Thank you and have a wonderful day,


Eric Ligman
Microsoft US Senior Manager
Small Business Community Engagement
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