Microsoft Press Gives Users a Head Start on Office 2000

Free Kit Available on the Web, Including Training and Reference Material and Software Demos

REDMOND, Wash. - Feb. 16, 1999 - Users can start learning now how to increase desktop and Web productivity, collaborate more effectively and manage information with Microsoft® Office 2000. Through May 31, 1999, users can complete a mail-in form available at, and Microsoft Press will send them a complimentary kit, called Office 2000 Discover the Possibilities Kit, for $4.95 (U.S.) to cover shipping costs. The kit includes Microsoft Press® Office 2000 training and reference products, along with trial and demonstration versions of Microsoft software.

The kit includes printed chapter excerpts from Microsoft Press Office 2000 titles:

For a hands-on approach, the following sample software from Office 2000 and other Microsoft products are included in the Office 2000 Discover the Possibilities Kit:

In addition, the Office 2000 Discover the Possibilities Kit includes coupons redeemable for rebate offers on Peachtree Accounting Software and other Microsoft Press titles.

Along with the software launch of Microsoft Office 2000, Microsoft Press plans to release more than 50 official training and reference titles for Office 2000 aimed at users of all levels.

Microsoft Press is a division of Microsoft Corp. and the leading source of comprehensive self-paced learning, training, evaluation and support resources to help developers, IT professionals and end users get the most from Microsoft technology. Customers can choose from

more than 250 current titles in print, multimedia and network-ready formats - learning solutions made by Microsoft. For more information, visit

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq "MSFT") 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.

*For users of the Windows® 95 or higher operating system only. One month free unlimited trial is available to new members of MSN Internet Access in the 50 United States and the District of Columbia only. A credit card is required. Local phone and/or long distance toll charges may apply. Local market network activity and capacity may affect access availability. Offer expires May 31, 1999.

**New players only. Free trial and gameplay does not include Internet access fees. Limit one per household. Offer is good in the 50 United States, District of Colombia and Canada only. Offer expires Dec. 31, 1999.

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