Case 2:07 -cv-00475-MJP Document 131 Filed 02/27/2008 Page 1 of 158 EXHIBIT A Redacted Pursuant to Microsoft's Confidentiality Designations and the Court's order granting in Part and Denying in part Motion to Seal (Dkt. No. 129), entered on February 26, 2008 --- From: Rajesh Srinivasan Sent: Wednesday, August 10, 2005 2:31 PM To: Mark Croft Subect: RE: Seeking input: Ready PC Timing and Logo Good points below. I've been discussing this further with Shanen, and turns out he didn't realize 915 was not LDDM capable, when he made the suggestion yesterday. Funny thing is that Best Buy told Will Poole that two tier program could work from Spring. Here is where I stand now, after thinking further about this: cont. ......... --- From: Mark Croft Sent: Wednesday, August 10, 2005 3:04 PM To: Rajesh Srinivasan Subject: RE: Seeking input: Ready PC Timing & Logo Yes. And -- what is the PM plan fro (sic) when Vista PR and consumer "awreness" (sic) will ramp up? This is a key factor in all this. Is that CES? We can't put burden for this on reluctant partners when we won't have driven the demand. --- From: Rajesh Srinivasan Sent: Wednesday, August 10, 2005 3:13 PM To: Mark Croft Subect: RE: Seeking input: Ready PC Timing and Logo Yes, that PR plan is not locked yet. But it looks like CES, Beta2 would be big events from PR pov. This is more about not letting OEMs lock in their product plans fully on 915, then letting Intel game us. Brad and Shanen now aggree that single tier, Vista Optimized in may/june is optimum. Hopefully with their support and OEM div support, we can convince MSlevert and then Will poole. -Rajesh --- From: Mark Croft Sent: Wednesday, August 10, 2005 4:17 PM To: Rajesh Srinivasan Subject: RE: Seeking input: Ready PC Timing & Logo Cool. Brad & Shanen will help a lot... .. --- Intel 915 chipset was not LDDM capable. Anyone here got one?