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Wonderware and Microsoft Host Solution Provider Conference in U.S., Europe and Asia

October 072005
LAKE FOREST, Calif., Oct. 7, 2005 -- Wonderware, a business unit of Invensys Systems, Inc., today announced that registration is open for the upcoming Wonderware and Microsoft Solution Provider Conference. Sessions will be held throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia from November 2005 through January 2006.

The Wonderware and Microsoft Solution Provider Conference is designed to provide system integrators (SIs), original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), value-added resellers (VARs) and independent software vendors (ISVs) information on business management and technology issues in today's global marketplace.
Business management sessions are designed for managing principals and business owners who are responsible for providing advanced products and solutions while maintaining high profit margins. Technology sessions will address topics important to engineers who are involved in system and product creation and who are looking for efficient ways to design and build competitive automation and information solutions and products.

"Success in the automation and information business requires more than just offering products and applied solutions," said Jay Jeffreys, manager of global programs and services marketing for Wonderware. "During this conference, we will provide information and tips on the management of a solutions company as well as vital information about new technologies for the solution providers' respective markets. It is the goal of this conference to assist in increasing the overall profitability of their businesses by working with Wonderware."

Microsoft's involvement in this conference is a result of the active business alliance between Microsoft and Wonderware's parent company, Invensys plc. The Microsoft and Invensys alliance was established to combine Invensys' strengths in process and manufacturing applications and expertise in key industry segments with Microsoft's enterprise technologies and products. The alliance is driving a new generation of Invensys solutions that provide manufacturers with real-time visibility into their plant environments and supply chains.

"The Wonderware and Microsoft Solution Provider Conference will give solution providers an opportunity to interact directly with representatives from Microsoft and Wonderware on issues that impact their business objectives," said Charles Johnson, global manufacturing managing director for Microsoft. "Combining Microsoft's proven platform technology and Wonderware's powerful information and automation applications enables solution providers to create offerings for their customers that can keep pace with changing market demands for plant intelligence around collaboration, integration and interoperability."

In November, the Wonderware and Microsoft Solution Provider Conference will be held in Newport Beach, Calif., U.S.; Sao Paolo, Brazil; Milan, Italy; Veldhoven, Netherlands; Manchester, England; St. Petersburg, Russia; Zurich, Switzerland; Moscow, Russia; Dubai, UAE; Taipei, Taiwan; and Istanbul, Turkey,. In December, the conference will take place in Krakow, Poland, and Bucharest, Romania. The conference will conclude in January 2006, in Beijing, China; Tokyo, Japan; and Orlando, Fla., U.S.

"The Wonderware and Microsoft Solution Provider Conference is a gathering of automation and information professionals from a wide range of technical and business disciplines, locales and markets," Jeffreys said. "It's an opportunity for us all to interact, learn and have a real impact on our entire industry."

Please visit the Wonderware and Microsoft Solution Provider Conference Web site at www.wonderware.com/events/spconference05/ for online registration.

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