Microsoft is getting an upgrade Down Under. When the Redmond, Wash. software giant signed up to stage its 1999 Asia-Pacific technical education program at the Bris-bane Convention and Exhibition Centre (BCEC), it was expecting 8-megabyte-per-second satellite downlinks for Internet connections. By the time the show opens in August, the Internet links will be up to 45 Mbps (with 512K and ISDN uplinks). "They should be quite pleased at the upgrade," says BCEC IT manager Paul Robinson. "We're ...

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