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Get Your Zen On at the MicroSpa at BlogHer


Microsoft Office MicroSpa outfitted with plush places to put your feet up, blog, tweet and take a sneak peek at Microsoft Office 2010.

CHICAGO — July 24, 2009

What:MicroSpa at BlogHer Conference

Today from the BlogHer Conference in Chicago, Microsoft Corp. is providing women bloggers with a glimpse into life with Microsoft Office 2010. Imagine it — tech-savvy women will be able to access their blogs, projects and homework the way they want to. They will access and share documents from virtually anywhere — the soccer field, the grocery store or the local coffee shop — through the phone, browser or PC.* They will bring new ideas to life via new features such as multimedia editing in Microsoft PowerPoint 2010, co-authoring in Microsoft Word 2010 and Sparklines in Microsoft Excel 2010.

“Microsoft Office helps bloggers achieve their small-business dreams, accomplish career ambitions, connect with customers, share with other bloggers and keep their families organized,” said Louise Rasho, senior marketing communications manager for Microsoft Office Live. “With Office 2010, bloggers have everything they need to manage career, school and family at their fingertips with a laptop, phone or browser.”

Conferences can wear out even the heartiest Type-A personalities. So, Microsoft Office is hosting the MicroSpa at the BlogHer Conference in the Missouri Room at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers. On Friday, July 24, and Saturday, July 25, conference attendees can register to relax and refresh with one of three spa treatments: a back massage, hand reflexology or makeup artistry.

Outfitted with comfortable spaces to unwind, blog, tweet or indulge in a feast of fruit, hors d’oeuvres, pastries and sparkling wine, the MicroSpa provides an oasis for women to treat themselves and connect with other bloggers in person or online. Tech support will be on hand, should laptops or devices start to sputter or spark. Office aficionados can follow Microsoft Office at BlogHer on Twitter: @Office_Live, #MicroSpa.

When:July 24–25, 2009, 9 a.m.–6 p.m.

Where:Missouri Room, Sheraton Hotel and Towers, Chicago

Registration: Conference attendees may register for a 15-minute professional spa treatment at the MicroSpa by sending e-mail to with a preferred date and time (Friday, July 24, or Saturday, July 25, both days from 9 a.m.–4 p.m.) and spa treatment preference. Spa appointments end at 4 p.m. but the MicroSpa remains open until 6 p.m. each day.

More on Office 2010: Earlier this month, Microsoft announced that Microsoft Office 2010 reached the Technical Preview engineering milestone. More information on Office 2010 and registration for the Technical Preview program wait list is available at

* An appropriate device, Internet connection, and Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Safari browser are required. Some mobile functionality requires Office Mobile 2010, which is not included in Office 2010 applications, suites or Web Apps.

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