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Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer at UW, Thursday March 4

Microsoft ITPAC

Steve Ballmer

CSE Atrium

Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO, will discuss what’s ahead for computing, with a particular focus on how cloud computing will change the way people and businesses use technology. The event will take place on Thursday March 4 at 10 a.m. in the Microsoft Atrium of the Paul G. Allen Center for Computer Science & Engineering. Plentiful open seating and standing room will be available. Please join us for what’s sure to be an interesting talk about the world of tech.

A portable Microsoft datacenter, housed in a cargo container, will be available for tours all day long. Microsoft’s IT Pre-Assembled-Component (ITPAC) is one example of the company’s strategy to modularize the entire datacenter. During the tour, learn about the design decisions and functionality that will power the next generation of technology.

See Microsoft information on the talk, plus webcast information, here.  Dan Reed blog post here.  Microsoft “Azure cloud science” TechFest web page, including a UW oceanography collaboration, hereTechFlash post hereXconomy post here.

Maps and directions here.  UW webcast information here.  Web-archived videos of the event will be linked here and from the Microsoft site.

Following the event: TechFlash post hereXconomy post hereSeattle Times article hereSeattle PI article here.  c|net hereeCommerce Times here.  Photographs by Bruce Hemingway here.  Photographs by Microsoft here.

March 2, 2010