Microsoft Announces New MSDN Web Download Feature

Microsoft Announces New MSDN Web Download Feature

NEW ORLEANS, June 1, 1998 — Today at Microsoft® TechEd 98, Microsoft Corp. will unveil MSDN
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Subscriber Downloads, a new feature of the MSDN developer program that provides instant online access for MSDN CD subscribers to the latest tools and technologies from Microsoft. Today’s developers face increasing complexity on a range of fronts, including information technology, industry trends and customer requirements. MSDN Subscriber Downloads will help developers address these challenges by helping them stay current in today’s competitive marketplace. Subscriber Downloads gives MSDN CD subscribers a jump on developing powerful applications and solutions by providing the option to download the latest Microsoft software and technologies from a secure Web site as soon as they are available, saving developer time and increasing productivity.

“We are excited to make the latest Microsoft products and technologies available online to MSDN subscribers through this new program,” said Paul Gross, vice president of developer tools at Microsoft. “This is a natural extension of our CD-based MSDN subscription program and assures developers of round-the-clock access to key technical resources including software updates and new product releases.”

Subscriber Downloads is part of the MSDN CD subscription program, an annual membership program with three subscription levels designed to meet a variety of developer information and technology needs. Subscribers at all levels of the MSDN CD subscription program are immediately eligible to access Subscriber Downloads free of charge (connect-time charges may apply). The Web site will dynamically update to provide subscribers access to the content they are currently receiving on CD. To use MSDN Subscriber Downloads, developers should visit http://www.microsoft.com/msdn/downloads/ and follow the short registration process. For more information on MSDN subscriptions please visit http://www.microsoft.com/msdn/ .

“MSDN Subscriber Downloads is exactly what we need to get an added jump on our competition in creating great object-oriented tools for developers for Windows,” said Scott Wingo, vice president of the software division at Stingray Software Inc. “The ability to download tools, SDKs and technical information from Microsoft as soon as they become available allows us to immediately utilize and incorporate cutting-edge technologies into our development work, thereby extending tremendous benefits to our customers as well!”

MSDN: A World of Resources at Your Doorstep or Desktop

MSDN is the essential resource for developers, bringing together everything developers need to be successful, including tools, technologies, education, information and technical events. MSDN Subscriber Downloads is the latest addition to MSDN and complements the wide range of resources that also includes the CD-based MSDN subscription program, MSDN Online Membership program, Site Builder Network and MSDN ISV Program, as well as a number of MSDN-sponsored events. Over 2 million developers use resources provided by MSDN to create applications and solutions for the Windows® operating systems, the Microsoft BackOffice
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family server application suite, Microsoft Office desktop applications and the Internet.

For more information on MSDN resources for developers, please visit http://www.microsoft.com/msdn/ .

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