7/16/2002 - Sun Microsystems, Inc., a leader in systems and solutions that make the Net work, today announced its first annual SunNetwork[sm] conference, SunNetwork 2002, to be held September 18-20, 2002 at Moscone Center in San Francisco. The three-day event will provide attendees with the latest technical information and training, the chance to meet engineering luminaries, the opportunity to network and learn with other Sun customers and partners, and get an exclusive "sneak peek" at cutting edge Sun products and innovations that will transform the future of technology.

"Sun is all about our customers and partners. We build what they need - technology that makes business easier and companies more successful," said Scott McNealy, Chief Executive Officer, Sun Microsystems. "Sun Network 2002 is just one more step Sun is taking to get closer to our customers and partners, to better understand their needs and ultimately improve our business. I personally invite anyone who believes the Net is in their future to join us - besides, it's Sun, so you know it'll be fun."

"15 years ago we claimed the network is the computer. Today, it is and SunNetwork 2002 is all about Sun and literally hundreds of partners that make up the foundation for the global network," said John Loiacono, Chief Marketing Officer, Sun Microsystems. Join us as we collectively unveil new products and services aimed at building a foundation for tomorrow's Net. Visibility into our future will give you visibility into yours.SunNetwork 2002 will feature keynote presentations regarding Sun's vision and strategy, and roadmap for the next decade, including the unveiling of new products and technologies, with a particular focus on revolutionary innovations such as N1, Sun ONE, and Solaris 9. Keynote speakers will include CEO Scott McNealy, Chief Scientist Bill Joy and Excutive Vice President of Software Jonathan Schwartz, as well as Whitfield Diffe, Sun's newly appointed chief security officer, James Gosling, director of Sun's science office, and many more.

SunNetwork 2002 attendees will learn from the experts by attending educational sessions focused on the latest products, technologies, and strategies from Sun and its partners. Other conference highlights include:

Registration Information
For more information and to register to attend SunNetwork 2002, please visit or call 888-528-2397 (U.S. and Canada) or 781-433-1610 (international). Register before August 17, 2002 and receive the Early Bird discount price of $795. Registration after August 17, 2002 is $895 and on-site registration is $995.

Media registration will begin July 10, 2002.

About Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Since its inception in 1982, a singular vision -- "The Network Is The Computer[tm]" -- has propelled Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) to its position as a leading provider of industrial-strength hardware, software and services that make the Net work. Sun can be found in more than 170 countries and on the World Wide Web at

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