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Press Release

SoftLayer Sponsors Microsoft Developer Network Conference

Multi-City Tour Increases Developer Collaboration

Dallas—November 24, 2008—SoftLayer Technologies today announced its sponsorship of the Microsoft Developer Network Conference (MSDN). The MSDN conference is a multi-city tour that features single day conference events with multiple tracks. These tracks cover emerging technology subjects such as cloud computing, development tools, and languages. SoftLayer will be a Platinum sponsor—the highest level of sponsorship available—for the event in four cities.

The conference’s focus on key industry subjects such as cloud computing and Microsoft’s Internet services platform make it a valuable experience for development professionals. Featured speakers will discuss the future of the Microsoft Application Platform, giving attendees a firsthand look at Microsoft’s vision for integrating computer services to extend the reach of existing resources.

SoftLayer’s sponsorship covers the following cities:

  • Orlando, FL – 12/11/08
  • Washington, DC – 1/16/09
  • New York, NY – 1/20/09
  • Boston, MA – 1/22/09

“We’re excited to be involved with the MSDN conference,” said Nathan Day, SoftLayer Chief Technology Officer. “The conference is an exceptional opportunity for industry professionals to share ideas. And, as Microsoft offers some of the industry’s best development technologies, it’s the perfect host to bring everyone together.”

For more information on the 2008 MSDN Developer Conference please visit:

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About SoftLayer Technologies

Headquartered in Dallas, SoftLayer is the innovation leader in Cloud, Dedicated, and Managed Hosting, and the largest private hosting company in the world. SoftLayer provides cloud, dedicated, and seamlessly integrated computing environments, with world-class data centers in Dallas, Houston, San Jose, Seattle, and Washington D.C., and network Points of Presence nationwide. The company integrates and automates all elements of its platform, empowering enterprises of any size with complete control, security, scalability, and ease-of-management via a leading Customer Portal and Open API. For more information, please visit or call 866.398.7638.

Mark Quigley
Director - Corporate Communications
+1 214 442 1842

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