Microsoft Across America Tour Visits Prince William County Virginia for Record Visit, Windows Vista and Office 2007 Draw Favorable Reviews

Technology Industry Giant Partners With Local Business, The Computer Doctor for Hands On Product Demonstrations and Customer Q&A Covering Microsoft's Latest Software Release

Occoquan, VA, May 21, 2007 --( Microsoft arrived in Prince William County, Virginia this week for the first time on record. The Computer Doctor teamed up with Microsoft for a Customer Appreciation event that featured the Microsoft Across America Tour.

“The afternoon was filled excitement as our clients gazed at the custom built 42 foot truck that served as a meeting room and demonstration center. The outside of the truck is undeniably a billboard advertisement for Microsoft while the inside of the truck features four 50” plasma screens, multiple servers, and the ability to demonstrate the newest products to market,” said Bryanna Altman.

Bryanna Altman, CEO, and Founder of The Computer Doctor said, “Vista is clearly Microsoft’s best work to date. They have provided desktop users with a server quality operating system that is able to offer many security enhancements, but the average desktop user should expect a learning curve. Microsoft certified professional engineers have been using this same technology for years, but on servers,” said Altman. Altman’s company, The Computer Doctor is a Microsoft Certified Partner and provides on-site IT services to residential, home office, small, medium businesses and government agencies.

Said Altman, “The most dramatic improvement for businesses is in WORD 2007 allowing a user to distribute a document in PDF format, without using Adobe Acrobat, but it was the Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 with Information Rights Management that captured everyone’s attention. A sender can assign permissions to an email or document to control what the receiver is able to do with it after receiving it. The sender can restrict the ability to forward, print, share, or edit without authorization.”

“Getting Microsoft in front of our business customers allowed them to ask questions and get answers, it was an incredible opportunity," said Bryanna Altman. “We were the only Partner selected to participate in the Microsoft Across America Tour within a 50 mile radius of Washington DC.”

The Computer Doctor held the Partner Event in the waterfront town of Occoquan overlooking the river just across the river from Fairfax County. Said Altman, “Technology has been a driving force behind the economic expansion that has occurred in Fairfax over the last two decades. It is home to 4,800 technology companies. It is time for Prince William to step out Fairfax’s shadow and be recognized.”

The Computer Doctor began in Prince William County in 1999, is a distinguished Microsoft Certified Partner, Small Woman Owned Business and a Business of the Year award winner by the Prince William County Regional Chamber. Bryanna Altman also serves as Chairman of the Technology and Manufacturing Business Council for the Regional Chamber and member of the Board of Directors. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Committee of 100 and is an activist for public wireless broadband and IPV6.

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