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Microsoft, Seybold and U of T Research Center Join Activities at WDF's WirelessAgenda 2000 May 21-25 in Austin, TX.

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WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 1, 2000

The Wireless Data Forum (WDF) today announced the expansion of its WirelessAgenda 2000 conference, the most important business development event of the year for companies in the wireless data and mobile computing industry.

In addition to keynotes and breakout sessions, where over 30 issue papers in the areas of wireless Internet, the mobile enterprise, and wireless e-commerce will be presented by industry leaders and discussed by panels of experts, the WDF has just added three important new events for conference attendees...at no additional charge.

Microsoft's Focus on Wireless 2000 Sunday, May 21st 5:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.

Microsoft recently launched the newest version of its operating system for handheld devices, Pocket PC. Soon, Microsoft will be announcing a series of product and service offerings based on wireless access using Pocket PC devices.

At Microsoft's "Focus on Wireless 2000," hear first hand from Microsoft officials about the wireless capabilities of these soon-to-be-released products and meet with representatives from Microsoft's wireless partners.

Andy Seybold's University 4Mobility Monday, May 22nd 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Andrew Seybold, the wireless data industry's most knowledgeable and experienced advocate, in conjunction with Barney Dewey, have put together a comprehensive one-day workshop designed to bring you up to speed on the state of wireless data.

The workshop will include a brief wireless industry overview and wireless data primer, followed by tracks highlighting trends and emerging technologies, the state of the industry, and discussions focusing on a broad range of business and technology issues.

Workshop on Wireless Commerce Thursday, May 25th 8:30 a.m.-12 noon

Presented by the Center for Research in Electronic Commerce at the University of Texas at Austin, the leading research institution in generating critical knowledge and understanding in the fields of Information Systems and Management, Electronic Commerce and the Digital Economy, the workshop will seek to provide an invaluable advantage in planning and developing wireless solutions for e-business, the next exciting frontier.

And don't forget....

WirelessAgenda 2000 Rock `n' Roll BBQ Reception @ Stubb's Monday May 22nd 7:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.

WirelessAgenda 2000 Tuesday, May 23rd and Wednesday, May 24th

WirelessAgenda 2000 is the WDF's educational conference and expo addressing the issues facing the wireless data and mobile computing industries. Interest in wireless data is exploding and, as a result, the WDF has taken the lead to help educate potential new entrants into wireless data on the industry's rapidly developing marketplace.

Each day of WirelessAgenda 2000, sessions will be based on papers submitted to the WDF by the leaders of the wireless data, mobile computing, and Internet industries and the financial community. WirelessAgenda 2000 is designed to promote a quality conversation about the business, technical, and marketing issues driving the industry's take off.

All events, with the exception of the Rock `n' Roll BBQ, will be held at the Renaissance Austin Hotel, Austin, Texas. A complete schedule of events is available at http://www.wirelessdata.org. To register for WirelessAgenda 2000, contact 202/736-3663 or register online at http://www.wirelessdata.org/events/wa2000/index.asp.

(Reporters and analysts who wish to cover WirelessAgenda 2000 should contact Stacy O'Brien at 202/736-3653 or SObrien@ctia.org or register on-line at http://www.wirelessdata.org/events/wa2000/index.asp)

About Wireless Data Forum

The Wireless Data Forum is an independent, technology-neutral trade group dedicated to the development of the wireless data and mobile computing industry.

WDF's more than 130 member companies include domestic and international wireless operators and equipment providers, applications developers, and Internet and information technology companies working to advance wireless and mobile data products and services. For further information, visit WDF's Web site: http://www.wirelessdata.org.
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