Microsoft Press Announces Complete Line of Learning and Reference Solutions for Microsoft Windows 2000

REDMOND, Wash., Feb. 17, 2000 — Microsoft Corp. today announced the availability of key learning and reference solutions to help computing professionals use, deploy, support, configure and develop applications for Microsoft® Windows® 2000, the next generation of the Windows NT® Server operating systems.

Microsoft Press® offerings for the Windows 2000 operating system range from hands-on tutorials and general reference titles for beginning, intermediate and power users to in-depth technical programming and IT references. These learning solutions from Microsoft help all types of users get the most from the latest Windows 2000 features and functionality – whether they are deploying and supporting Windows 2000, developing custom applications, or simply using the desktop client. More detailed information about the complete line of currently available Windows 2000 products from Microsoft Press is available at .

Microsoft Press titles are available for varied learning styles. They include
“Resource Kits”
(in-depth technical references for IT professionals),
“MCSE Training Kits”
(technical tutorials that help prepare users for Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer exams),
“At a Glance”
titles (visually oriented desktop user references),
“Running” titles (comprehensive user references),
“Step by Step”
titles (concise user tutorials), programmers guides (in-depth references for developers) and other programming references with source code on CD-ROM.

Currently available and forthcoming Microsoft Press titles for Windows 2000 include the following:

For IT Professionals

Microsoft Press offers a full line of resources for IT professionals, providing technical references and training for evaluation, deployment and maintenance of Microsoft products and technology.

  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server Resource Kit , by Microsoft Corp., ISBN: 1-57231-805-8, $299.99 (U.S.), 7,296 pages with one CD, available now. This technical reference includes comprehensive product information and tools for deploying, managing and maintaining enterprise installations of Windows 2000. The kit includes seven print references: TCP/IP Core Networking Guide, Deployment Planning Guide, Distributed Systems Guide, Internetworking Guide, Microsoft Internet Information Services 5.0 Resource Guide, Microsoft Windows 2000 Server Operations Guide and the Microsoft Internet Explorer Resource Kit. A companion CD includes more than 200 tools and utilities.

  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Resource Kit , by Microsoft Corp., ISBN: 1-57231-808-2, $69.99 (U.S.), 1,808 pages with one CD, available now. This guide includes all the authoritative technical information and tools IT professionals need to successfully deploy, manage and maintain the Windows 2000 Professional operating system. A companion CD includes tools and utilities.

  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server Administrator’s Companion , by Charlie Russel and Sharon Crawford, ISBN: 1-57231-819-8, $69.99 (U.S.), 1,520 pages with one CD, available now. This clearly written guide helps IT professionals get Windows 2000 Server up and running quickly. It covers the Active Directory TM service, Internet Information Services (IIS) 5.0 (the built-in Web server of Windows 2000 Server), the new administrative tools console, Certificate Service, Terminal Service, Proxy Service and more.

MCSE training kits help IT professionals build real-world systems-administration skills and prepare for Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) exams. The kits include in-depth training manuals that map to MCP exam goals and objectives for Windows 2000, hands-on lab exercises, and the complete course on CD-ROM ¾ everything IT professionals need to master the intricacies of planning, installing, managing and optimizing Windows 2000.

  • MCSE Training Kit
    Microsoft Windows 2000 Active Directory Services , by Microsoft Corp., ISBN: 0-7356-0999-3, $59.99 (U.S.), 752 pages with one CD, available now.

  • MCSE Training Kit
    Microsoft Windows 2000 Server , by Microsoft Corp., ISBN: 1-57231-903-8, $59.99 (U.S.), 1,088 pages with one CD, available now.

  • MCSE Training Kit
    Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional, by Microsoft Corp., ISBN: 1-57231-901-1, $59.99 (U.S.), 752 pages with one CD, available now.

  • MCSE Training Kit
    Microsoft Windows 2000 Network Infrastructure Administration , by Microsoft Corp., ISBN: 1-57231-904-6, $59.99 (U.S.), 520 pages with one CD, scheduled to ship May 31, 2000.

  • MCSE Training Kit
    Networking Essentials Plus, Third Edition , by Microsoft Corp., ISBN: 1-57231-902-X, $59.99 (U.S.), 720 pages with one CD, available now.

  • MCSE Training Kit
    Upgrading to Microsoft Windows 2000 , by Microsoft Corp., ISBN: 0-7356-0940-3, $59.99 (U.S.), 480 pages with one CD, available now.

For Developers

Programming titles from Microsoft Press are an effective way for developers of all levels to learn about migrating existing applications to, or develop new robust applications for, Windows 2000.

  • Programming Applications for Microsoft Windows, Fourth Edition , by Jeffrey Richter, ISBN: 1-57231-996-8, $59.99 (U.S.), 1,104 pages with one CD, available now. This fully updated edition of Advanced Windows provides detailed programming information to help make Windows-based applications faster, more robust, and ready for Windows 2000 and 64-bit Windows operating systems. Topics covered include processes, threads, virtual memory and dynamic-link libraries (DLLs). This guide also includes architectural and implementation details as well as sample code.

  • Microsoft Win32 Developer’s Reference Library , David Iseminger, series editor, ISBN: 0-7356-0816-4, $149.99 (U.S.), 3,968 pages, available now. This comprehensive reference set consists of five programmers guides each focusing on a particular area of development for the Win32® application programming interface (API) — and is designed to help developers get the most out of programming in the Windows environment. It provides the most commonly used Win32-related reference materials and critical information for programmers for Windows in an organized, completely indexed, five-volume set: Microsoft Windows Base Services, Microsoft Windows User Interface, Microsoft Windows GDI, Microsoft Windows Common Controls and Microsoft Windows Shell.

  • Network Programming for Microsoft Windows , by Anthony Jones and Jim Ohlund, ISBN: 0-7356-0560-2, $49.99 (U.S.), 704 pages with one CD, available now. Network Programming for Microsoft Windows is the single source for practical, detailed information on the Microsoft networking APIs, including information about how to use them with older, and even some newer, APIs. It provides definitive, hands-on coverage of how to use legacy APIs, such as NetBIOS, on 32-bit platforms as well as recent networking APIs such as WinSock 2 and Remote Access Service (RAS).

  • Understanding COM+ , by David S. Platt, ISBN: 0-7356-0666-8, $24.99 (U.S.), 256 pages, available now. This book presents a comprehensive, unintimidating overview of COM+, its role in an enterprise environment, and the services it can provide for components and clients. Understanding Com+ includes prefabricated solutions to common infrastructure problems faced by enterprise application designers.

  • Inside Server-Based Applications , by Douglas J. Reilly, ISBN: 1-57231-817-1, $49.99 (U.S.), 640 pages with one CD, available now. Inside Server-Based Applications reviews the basics of server-side development. It discusses the details of server-side APIs and services and demonstrates how to bring all the server-side pieces together under Microsoft Windows 2000. The book includes detailed instructions about how to bring the application layer to the server, support thin and streamlined clients, and move legacy applications to Web-based delivery systems.

  • Inside COM+ Base Services , by Guy Eddon and Henry Eddon, ISBN: 0-7356-0728-1, $49.99 (U.S.), 688 pages with one CD, available now. Inside COM+ Base Services offers the information developers need to develop scalable enterprise applications for Windows 2000. This book presents complete details about the fundamental programming architecture of COM+ and includes valuable cross-language code samples that developers can apply in their applications.

For End Users

  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional at a Glance, by Jerry Joyce and Marianne Moon, ISBN: 1-57231-839-2, $19.99 (U.S.), 336 pages, available now. This desktop reference provides a fast, visual method of finding answers about features in Windows 2000 Professional. The book includes numerous screen shots, numbered step-by-step directions and quick hints so users can find the information they need and get right back to work.

  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Step by Step , by ActiveEducation, ISBN: 1-57231-847-3, $29.99 (U.S.), 304 pages with one CD, available now. This guide instructs beginning to intermediate users on how to get the most out of Windows 2000 Professional. The book includes self-paced, easy-to-follow lessons that include clear objectives and real-world examples, with practice files on the CD-ROM.

  • Running Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional , by Craig Stinson and Carl Siechert, ISBN: 1-57231-838-4, $39.99 (U.S.), 944 pages, available now. Ideal for power users or enthusiastic beginners, this one-stop reference features concise, to-the-point procedures as well as detailed explanations and cross-references everything users need to use Windows 2000 Professional effectively. It includes information about working with Windows Explorer, the Active Desktop TM interface, Active Directory service and more.


Microsoft Press references and learning solutions for the Windows 2000 operating system are available now in bookstores and software stores throughout the United States and Canada, or directly from Microsoft Press at (800) MSPRESS (677-7377). In Canada, customers can call (800) 667-1115.

Windows 2000 brings together the device support benefits of Windows 98 with the reliability, manageability and scalability of Windows NT to meet the needs of knowledge workers and businesses alike. This next generation of Microsoft’s business computing platform addresses the full range of customers’ computing needs, from laptops and desktops to high-end, clustered servers.

Microsoft Press is a division of Microsoft Corp. and the leading source of comprehensive, self-paced learning, training, evaluation and support resources designed to help everyone from developers and IT professionals to end users get the most from Microsoft technology. Users can choose from more than 250 titles in print, multimedia and network-ready formats ¾ learning solutions made by Microsoft. More information is available at .

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