Microsoft Press Announces Publication Of “Introducing Microsoft Windows 98”

REDMOND, Wash., Sept. 22, 1997 — “Introducing Microsoft® Windows® 98”, a special preview guide published in advance of the Microsoft Windows 98 software release, is available now in bookstores and software stores everywhere. This one-of-a-kind book from Microsoft Press provides system administrators, managers and users of all experience levels with a clear understanding of the planned features, benefits and behaviors of Microsoft Windows 98 – the newest version of the Microsoft Windows operating system.

“Introducing Microsoft Windows 98” is designed to ease deployment and training costs by preparing administrators and managers for the release of Windows 98, now in beta release. It can also help all levels of users to be more productive sooner by introducing them to the new features and technologies in the operating system.

Written in close cooperation with the Windows product team by veteran Microsoft Press® writer Russell Borland, the 480-page “Introducing Microsoft Windows 98” explains in detail the operating system’s highly anticipated integration with Microsoft Internet Explorer version 4.0 and illustrates how this dynamic synergy can help make both everyday tasks and Internet computing easier than ever. Chapters include information on the following topics:

  • A detailed explanation of the Active Desktop
    interface, with tips on how to customize workspaces with links, frames, artwork and dynamic controls

  • How to use the Web View feature to browse hard drive-based applications and programs as if they were pages on a World Wide Web site

  • How to use Microsoft NetShow
    2.0 to see and hear live and recorded broadcasts right on a PC without having to wait for time-consuming downloads or sluggish network performance

  • Improved hardware compatibility specifics on new printer, modem, and hardware drivers and enhancements

  • How to take advantage of new Windows 98 capabilities for digital video disc (DVD) drives, larger hard disks, multiple monitors and Universal Serial Bus (USB)

“Introducing Microsoft Windows 98” (ISBN 1-57231-630-6) is available now in bookstores and software stores and directly from Microsoft Press at (800) MSPRESS [677-7377]. In Canada, call (800) 268-2222. The estimated retail price is U.S. $19.99 ($27.99 in Canada). Shipping and handling charges apply for direct orders.

Microsoft Press is the publishing division of Microsoft Corp. and the leading source of up-to-date information about Microsoft products and related technologies. Millions of users rely on a complete line of world-class Microsoft Press computer books and multimedia training and reference tools. Titles ranging from self-paced tutorials for first-time computer users to advanced technical references and programming guides for computer professionals are distributed to book and software retailers worldwide. Consumers in the United States can order directly from the publisher at (800) MSPRESS. For information about other Microsoft Press products, visit ( .

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.

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