Los Angeles, California – (The Hosting News) – February 29, 2008 – HostMySite.com web hosting provider for small and medium-sized businesses, attended and sponsored the recent launch of Windows Server 2008, at the the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles.
Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft, Steve Ballmer, and Tom Brokaw, of the NBC Nightly News, addressed a capacity crowd estimated at nearly 7,000 attendees at the Partner Pavilion, with an unknown number of people included in an overflow crowd. The Los Angeles event was the kickoff of over 200 worldwide events celebrating the launch of Windows Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008 and SQL Server 2008. In addition to the keynote address, the launch event featured Breakout Sessions, Hands On Labs, Microsoft and Partner Pavilions, Chalk Talks, and Ask the Experts.
Attendees experienced an overall presentation that included 3 dimensional powerpoint slides, 6 or more video cameras, wall projections, along with a steady cam, throughout the event. The preliminaries were conducted by longtime anchor and managing editor of the NBC Nightly News, Tom Brokaw, who examined the rapid changes in technology over the past few years, and dispensed with personal anecdotes. Mr. Brokaw offered, “The test of our place in this world is not yet complete, after all we don’t want to become Easter Island. What I believe in my heart and in my mind is that it will do us little good to wire the world if we short circuit our consciousness, and our souls – if we shortchange our potential to use this technology to advance mankind.”
Mr. Ballmer, flanked by a teleprompter, video projector, 3-D floating graphics, wireless microphone, steady cam, video clips and on-stage demonstrations, commented, ”For me, the heart of our industry is the software developers, and the I.T. professionals who go out every day and make great things happen.”
Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, and Windows Server 2008 hosting experts, HostMySite.com, was a Bronze Sponsor of the Launch event at the Partner Pavilion. Derek Vaughan, Vice President of Marketing at HostMySite.com noted, ”The response from the developer community for these new Microsoft products is absolutely overwhelming. The company has obviously hit a huge homerun with the new features and virtualization components of Windows Server 2008. We are honored to be a sponsor of this launch event, and will participate fully in future events as they are announced.”
HostMySite.com was founded by partners Lou Honick and Neil Heuer in 1997. HostMySite.com provides individuals, small businesses, and large corporations with affordable dedicated servers, VPS hosting, and ColdFusion hosting, supported by 24x7x365 live support, through toll-free telephone, email, and live online chat. The firm has been honored as a Fortune 5000 company. CEO Lou Honick regularly presents at professional conferences, some of which include HostingCon, ISPCon, and ITEC. Additionally, Mr. Honick was recognized as one of the ‘Top 30 Entrepreneurs Under 30’ by Inc. Magazine.
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