Microsoft and CMP Media Create TechNet Magazine, a Special Security Edition for IT Professionals

May 24, 2004, 01:00 ET from CMP Media LLC

    SAN FRANCISCO, May 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Microsoft Corporation and
 CMP Media are scheduled to publish TechNet Magazine, in conjunction with MSDN
 Magazine's security-focused issue, due out in Fall 2004. The special edition
 is targeted to IT professionals and will feature security articles, such as
 "Integrated Security for Windows and Unix" and "Protecting Passwords: Secrets
 Revealed."
     Grant Duers, Director of MSDN Magazine, said, "As everyone in the business
 knows, system security is an extremely complex and challenging area. Microsoft
 and CMP conducted extensive research in the market space and found a lack of
 high quality security information for the IT professional. The TechNet
 Magazine special edition will provide the kind of information and real-world
 solutions that have been missing."
     The special edition magazine will be distributed to Microsoft's TechNet
 community. In addition, the magazine will be available to qualified IT
 Professionals and sold on the newsstand. As part of the commitment to support
 the TechNet and IT Pro communities, TechNet Magazine will replicate the
 successful MSDN Magazine model of full online content available when the
 magazine reaches the newsstand.
     Joshua Trupin, Executive Editor of MSDN Magazine, said, "Security in the
 IT space means much more than just patch management. TechNet Magazine will
 provide in-depth, hands-on information that IT professionals can use in their
 daily work, from recognizing and preventing hacking attempts to securing
 passwords and fortifying networked systems. Just as MSDN Magazine offers the
 deepest coverage for the developer, TechNet Magazine will provide detailed
 analysis and real assistance for the top security issues in the IT space."
     TechNet (www.microsoft.com/technet) is an information and community
 resource designed for IT professionals. The TechNet program currently includes
 the TechNet website, TechNet CD/DVD Subscription, technical briefings
 including events and webcasts, TechNet Flash Newsletter, and TechNet Software
 Assurance benefits. TechNet Magazine is part of the Microsoft TechNet family.
     The special edition will be published by CMP Media, publisher of leading
 high-tech publications, and Microsoft. The special edition will be created and
 managed by the same successful team that produces MSDN Magazine, the number
 one developer book in the industry. The special edition is scheduled to be on
 newsstands in Fall 2004.
 
     About CMP Media LLC
     CMP Media LLC (http://www.cmp.com) is a leading integrated media company
 providing essential information and marketing services to the entire
 technology spectrum -- the builders, sellers and users of technology
 worldwide. Capitalizing on its editorial strength, CMP is uniquely positioned
 to offer marketers comprehensive, integrated media solutions tailored to meet
 their individual needs. Its diverse products and services include newspapers,
 magazines, Internet products, research, direct marketing services, education
 and training, trade shows and conferences and custom publishing.
 
     About Microsoft
     Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services
 and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.
 
     Microsoft, TechNet and MSDN are either registered trademarks or trademarks
 of Microsoft Corp. in the United States and/or other countries.
 
 
      Contact:
      Karen Tom
      CMP Media LLC
      415-947-6192
      ktom@cmp.com
 
 

SOURCE CMP Media LLC
    SAN FRANCISCO, May 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Microsoft Corporation and
 CMP Media are scheduled to publish TechNet Magazine, in conjunction with MSDN
 Magazine's security-focused issue, due out in Fall 2004. The special edition
 is targeted to IT professionals and will feature security articles, such as
 "Integrated Security for Windows and Unix" and "Protecting Passwords: Secrets
 Revealed."
     Grant Duers, Director of MSDN Magazine, said, "As everyone in the business
 knows, system security is an extremely complex and challenging area. Microsoft
 and CMP conducted extensive research in the market space and found a lack of
 high quality security information for the IT professional. The TechNet
 Magazine special edition will provide the kind of information and real-world
 solutions that have been missing."
     The special edition magazine will be distributed to Microsoft's TechNet
 community. In addition, the magazine will be available to qualified IT
 Professionals and sold on the newsstand. As part of the commitment to support
 the TechNet and IT Pro communities, TechNet Magazine will replicate the
 successful MSDN Magazine model of full online content available when the
 magazine reaches the newsstand.
     Joshua Trupin, Executive Editor of MSDN Magazine, said, "Security in the
 IT space means much more than just patch management. TechNet Magazine will
 provide in-depth, hands-on information that IT professionals can use in their
 daily work, from recognizing and preventing hacking attempts to securing
 passwords and fortifying networked systems. Just as MSDN Magazine offers the
 deepest coverage for the developer, TechNet Magazine will provide detailed
 analysis and real assistance for the top security issues in the IT space."
     TechNet (www.microsoft.com/technet) is an information and community
 resource designed for IT professionals. The TechNet program currently includes
 the TechNet website, TechNet CD/DVD Subscription, technical briefings
 including events and webcasts, TechNet Flash Newsletter, and TechNet Software
 Assurance benefits. TechNet Magazine is part of the Microsoft TechNet family.
     The special edition will be published by CMP Media, publisher of leading
 high-tech publications, and Microsoft. The special edition will be created and
 managed by the same successful team that produces MSDN Magazine, the number
 one developer book in the industry. The special edition is scheduled to be on
 newsstands in Fall 2004.
 
     About CMP Media LLC
     CMP Media LLC (http://www.cmp.com) is a leading integrated media company
 providing essential information and marketing services to the entire
 technology spectrum -- the builders, sellers and users of technology
 worldwide. Capitalizing on its editorial strength, CMP is uniquely positioned
 to offer marketers comprehensive, integrated media solutions tailored to meet
 their individual needs. Its diverse products and services include newspapers,
 magazines, Internet products, research, direct marketing services, education
 and training, trade shows and conferences and custom publishing.
 
     About Microsoft
     Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services
 and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.
 
     Microsoft, TechNet and MSDN are either registered trademarks or trademarks
 of Microsoft Corp. in the United States and/or other countries.
 
 
      Contact:
      Karen Tom
      CMP Media LLC
      415-947-6192
      ktom@cmp.com
 
 SOURCE  CMP Media LLC

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