Microsoft Brings Home Top Awards From COMDEX

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 22, 1996 — Microsoft today leaves COMDEX/Fall with 17 awards for product excellence from leading industry publications. The Microsoft® Windows NT® operating system version 4.0 received PC/Computing’s Most Valuable Product (MVP) of the Year award. This is the second consecutive year that Microsoft has received this award.

In addition, Office 97 , Microsoft’s latest version of its popular suite of office applications that includes Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, the PowerPoint® presentation graphics program and the Outlook
desktop information manager, won BYTE magazine’s Best of Show award, which recognizes products that are expected to have a great impact on the industry.

“We’re excited to receive recognition from these respected publications,”
said Paul Maritz, group vice president, platforms group at Microsoft.
“We’ve worked very hard to listen to our customers and continually improve our products, and it’s great for the product groups to receive awards for their efforts. Customer feedback on Windows NT has been very positive, and it is gratifying to see Office 97 win a top award within days of its release to manufacturing.”

Microsoft also won several awards in the Internet arena: Microsoft Internet Information Server won PC/Computing’s MVP award for Web server software; Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.0 beat Netscape Navigator in PC/Computing’s Web browser category; the Microsoft FrontPage
Web authoring and management tool came away with two awards, an MVP from PC/Computing and an Editor’s Pick award from Home Office Computing.

The following Microsoft products received awards:

  • Microsoft Windows and Windows PC Computing Product of the Year

  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 and Windows NT Workstation 4.0, PC Computing MVP award, operating system

  • Microsoft Office 97, BYTE magazine Best of Show, COMDEX

  • Microsoft Office 97, BYTE magazine, Best Application

  • Microsoft Office 97, Home Office Computing Editors’ Picks award, Office Suite

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.0, PC Computing MVP, Web browser

  • Microsoft FrontPage 1.1, PC Computing MVP, Web page publisher

  • Microsoft Internet Information Server, PC Computing MVP, Web server software

  • Microsoft FrontPage 1.1, Home Office Computing Editors’ Picks award, Web authoring

  • Microsoft Publisher 97, Home Office Computing Editors’ Picks award, business graphics

  • Microsoft Office for the Windows® 95 operating system, PC Computing MVP, business application suite

  • Microsoft Excel 95, PC Computing MVP, spreadsheet

  • Microsoft Word 95, PC Computing MVP, word processor

  • Microsoft Access 95, PC Computing MVP, database

  • Microsoft Publisher 97, PC Computing MVP, business graphics

  • Microsoft programming system Professional Edition, PC Computing MVP, application development

  • Microsoft Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP) technology (in conjunction with U.S. Robotics Corp.), PC Magazine Technical Excellence award, networking software Founded in 1975, Microsoft (NASDAQ
    ) is the worldwide leader in software for personal computers. The company offers a wide range of products and services for business and personal use, each designed with the mission of making it easier and more enjoyable for people to take advantage of the full power of personal computing every day.

Microsoft, Windows NT, PowerPoint, Outlook, FrontPage, Windows and Visual Basic are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corp. in the United States and/or other countries.

Other product and company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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