Microsoft Across America Coming to ESS Expo .06

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Mobile unit from Microsoft’s traveling fleet to offer EXPO attendees hands-on access to technologies that help drive ESS software performance

ESS, the leading provider of Operational Risk Management software and services for Environmental, Health & Safety (EH&S) and Crisis Management, announced today that the company will host the Microsoft Across America Mobile Event Experience at ESS EXPO.06.

One of the seven Microsoft Across America 42-foot trucks loaded with software and hardware from Microsoft, ESS, Cisco, HP and Intel will be on hand at the annual ESS users’ conference, scheduled for Oct. 8-12 at Pointe South Mountain Resort in Phoenix. The truck will be open to conference attendees from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 9 and 10. A Microsoft Technology Specialist and ESS experts will be on hand to hold live presentations along with demonstrations of ESS software running on Microsoft hardware.

The interactive environment will include complete workstations including Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Microsoft Office 2003, and previews of the forthcoming updates to these products – Microsoft Windows Vista and Microsoft Office 2007. Additionally server solutions featured on the truck include Microsoft Exchange Server 2003, Microsoft SQL Server 2005, Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services, and Microsoft Windows Server 2003.

“At Microsoft, we have a passion for the products we develop and how they can make a significant difference in the lives of our customers,” said Michael Moore, program manager at Microsoft. “With Microsoft Across America, we are investing in interactive educational tools that will help people make technology decisions that are right for their organizations.”

Robert Johnson, CEO of ESS, said, “Microsoft has offered us a unique opportunity to demonstrate to IT professionals and ESS users how our solutions can answer their business objectives. This year’s conference has been designed to capitalize on precisely this kind of interaction with ESS and its partners.”

ESS EXPO.06 will provide attendees with informative breakout sessions and educational training that will be designed to help them use ESS software and services to reduce operational risk and minimize the costs of compliance. The sessions will also encourage networking among industry peers, ESS management and development staff, and consulting and partner networks.

To register for ESS EXPO.06 and take advantage of the Microsoft Across America Mobile Event Experience, contact your Essential Suite account representative at 800.999.5009, your Compliance Suite account representative at 888.766.0220, or visit

About ESS

ESS is the leading provider of Operational Risk Management software and services for Environmental, Health and Safety (EH&S) and Crisis Management. The company has provided Essential Suite™ and Compliance Suite™ solutions to more than 17,000 businesses, government agencies and other organizations worldwide. For information, visit

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