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  * Opens Microsoft Online Bookstore for Windows 2000 Community

Microsoft Deploys Information Exchange Solution for Important Developer and IT Base

Santa Clara, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 26, (TM)(Nasdaq: FATB - news), the leader in managing, marketing and distributing information for businesses, today announced the launch of an additional online, custom bookstore for Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT - news). The Windows 2000 Online Bookstore, a Information Exchange solution, provides the latest books and training materials for Windows 2000 developers, users and IT professionals worldwide. This new bookstore is the seventh online bookstore has developed for Microsoft since 1998.

The Windows 2000 Online Bookstore is publicly accessible at The bookstore offers visitors a complete selection of titles and training materials on Windows 2000 including user guides, reference materials and recommended books for Windows 2000 migration and deployment, programming, and system administration.'s Windows 2000 Online Bookstore also provides visitors with direct access to's world-class selection of resources for technology professionals. The site covers over 1,200 categories and features advanced search tools, discounts of up to 40 percent, and same-day shipping of all in-stock titles.

`` has enabled Microsoft to provide our Windows 2000 community with a complete bookstore that extends powerful tools to IT professionals across the globe,'' said Emily Warn, Group Program Manager of Microsoft. ``Our family of online bookstores designed by consistently provides top books and training materials and uphold Microsoft's reputation for world-class service and convenience, which customers have grown to expect.''

``We are pleased that Microsoft has chosen to add a Windows 2000 Bookstore to its growing family of online bookstores,'' said Dennis Capovilla, president and chief operating officer for ``By repeatedly teaming with for its online bookstore solutions, Microsoft confirms its support for's strategy of providing solid resources for Microsoft's customers.'' also provides the preferred online bookstore for Microsoft's Office site at, Microsoft's Certified Solutions Provider site at, Microsoft's Windows NT Server Site at, Microsoft's TechNet Site at, Microsoft's developer resource site, MSDN Online, at, and Microsoft Direct Access (MSDA) site, at


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