[October 24, 2005]

Microsoft Executive to Keynote INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO Fall 2005; Corporate VP of Microsoft's Real-Time Collaboration Group to Address Thousands at Premier VoIP Conference at Los Angeles Convention Center Next Week

NORWALK, Conn. --(Business Wire)-- Oct. 24, 2005 -- Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC(R)) announces today that Anoop Gupta, corporate vice president of the Real-Time Collaboration Group at Microsoft, has agreed to deliver a keynote address at its INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO Fall 2005, this week at the Los Angeles Convention Center.


Mr. Gupta's address, which is open to all registered attendees, will take place this Thursday, October 27th at 9:15 a.m. PST. Registration for the conference is now open at http://www.itexpo.com.

The INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO, held since 1999, is the world's largest and best-attended VoIP trade show. Last February, TMC's INTERNET TELEPHONY attracted over 6,200 buyers and sellers of IP Telephony products and services. For this upcoming October show, TMC projects total attendance to exceed 7,500.

Mr. Gupta is the corporate vice president of Microsoft's Real-Time Collaboration Group. He leads Microsoft's efforts in providing real-time communication and collaboration solutions and platform components to industry partners and customers. He focuses on solutions, including enterprise instant messaging, PC-telephony scenarios and Web conferencing, which allow information workers to be more productive, both in and out of the office.

"Microsoft is delighted to participate at INTERNET TELEPHONY, one of the leading VoIP trade shows," states Mr. Gupta. "I look forward to discussing the impact of convergence on information workers and how convergence will transform the way we work in the future."

"Microsoft is committed to providing the essential business tools that streamline communication and collaboration within the enterprise," continues Rich Tehrani, TMC President and Conference Chairman for INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO. "TMC is certain Mr. Gupta's keynote will offer our INTERNET TELEPHONY attendees further insight into the business practices of tomorrow."

In addition to Mr. Gupta's address, the conference features keynotes by former HP CEO Carly Fiorina, Former FCC Chairman Michael Powell, Skype co-founder Niklas Zennstrom and executives from Yahoo!, AOL, Cisco Systems, NEC, Nortel, Digium, Toshiba, Lucent Technologies, Juniper Networks, Aculab, Vonexus, Siemens, Inter-Tel, Deloitte & Touche, BrandX and Interactive Intelligence.

Registration for the conference and trade show is now open: http://www.itexpo.com. Vendors interested in exhibiting or sponsoring should contact Dave Rodriguez immediately at 1-203-852-6800, ext. 146, or e-mail drodriguez@tmcnet.com.

Press inquiries regarding Anoop Gupta's address can be directed to Mostafa Razzak at 23-31 Communications: 646-442-3361, or email m.razzak@23-31.com.

About TMC(R)

Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) publishes two print magazines: Customer Interaction Solutions and Internet Telephony; five digital publications, SIP Magazine, Speech-World, WiFi Telephony Magazine, VoIP Developer, WiMAX Magazine; and the online publications TMCnet, Planet PDA Magazine, WiFi Revolution, Alternative Power and BiometriTech. TMC is also the first publisher to test new products in its own on-site laboratories, TMC Labs. TMC also produces The VoIP Developer Conference, Speech-World Conference, IP Contact Center Summit and The Global Call Center Outsourcing Summit. TMCnet publishes more than 20 topical online newsletters. For more information about TMC, visit http://www.tmcnet.com.

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