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I want to rally renewed interest for our monthly customer webcasts. Some of our recent sessions resulted in issues with connectivity, we cancelled the webcast in September, and last month our promotion was buried somewhat in all the news about the release of the adCenter Fall Upgrade. Yet, we heard from customers that these are worthwhile opportunities for developers to talk with the product team members. The information we get from customers at these sessions has resulted in some changes to the program and some new information that helps the entire community. It's a great opportunity for us to hear from  customers on a regular basis.

Further, with a technology such as a search advertising platform, where the business is changing frequently, everyone benefits from frequent communication.

With that mea culpa and rallying cry, I'd like to invite adCenter API developers to join us tomorrow, 1 PM Pacific Time, Thursday Nov. 19th, for the adCenter API Developers Community Live Meeting.

Program Manager Shamit Patel will be discussing adCenter 5.0 updates. He will cover the similarity and differences in the features of the adCenter API and the adCenter Web user interface in this latest update. Shamit will offer some recommendations on campaign management and reporting for API users. He will discuss the editorial flags on ads and keywords; the ability to use arrays in reporting, and some future plans of interest to API users.

The Live Meeting online conference room will open at 12:30 PM -- the presentation will begin at 1 PM. You can join the conference with the link:

https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/microsoft/join?id=ADCAPI&role=attend

If you have not used Live Meeting before, test your system:

You must test your computer’s configuration: http://esd.placeware.com/LM2007test/ to ensure you are running the most current version of Live Meeting.

Note: If you are unable to click this link, you can also cut and paste the link into the address bar of your browser.

· § When you enter the test event, you will be prompted to install and run the Live Meeting Console software if you have not downloaded it already. If you cancel the software installation, you will be given a link to attend the event using the Web-based Meeting console.

· § Once entered, you should see a Live Meeting console with three revolving slides. If you are able to see all three slides your test is successful.

· § If you are not able to see the slides, please contact Event Support (see the section “Contact Live Meeting Event Support” below).

To Attend:

View the Internet portion of the Event

1. Click the meeting URL:

https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/microsoft/join?id=ADCAPI&role=attend

If prompted, install and run the Live Meeting software (recommended) or launch the web based console (for Attendees unable to install the software, as well as anyone joining using a Macintosh). It will take a few moments for the Live Meeting console to launch.

Once you log in to the Live Meeting console, you should hear the event’s streaming audio. If you do not hear the audio, please confirm that your PC speakers are on and that the volume is turned up. If you are still unable to hear the audio, please dial +1 (866) 500-6738 Passcode: 268758 to listen via telephone. At the end of the meeting, we'll open the phone lines for conference call questions and take questions via the Live Meeting Q&A panel.

If you continue to experience difficulties, please contact Event Support (see “Contact Live Meeting Event Support” below).

Contact Live Meeting Event Support

For technical assistance, please contact Event Support at:

US/Canada toll free: (1) (800) 893-8779

International: (1) (971) 544-3222

Thank you,

-Chris