California Educational Data Processing Association
The DataBus - Vol. 36, No. 4
June-July, 1996

Microsoft Offers Discounted Products

Elisa Bartell, Microsoft Corporation

Editor's note: Ms. Bartell submitted the following items from various Microsoft news releases and newsletters.

Microsoft TechNet

Microsoft TechNet is now available at a discount to Education Institutions for $419 (this is the single server price--compared to the current server subscription price of $699.

Microsoft TechNet is the official source of technical information for those who support or educate end users, administer networks or databases, and recommend or evaluate information for technology solutions on Microsoft products. The monthly Microsoft TechNet technical information CD includes; Resource kits, datasheets, whitepapers, evaluation and delpoyment information, case studies and the entire Microsoft Knowledge Base. TechNet also includes a monthly Microsoft Drivers and Patches CD that contains current drivers and patches for Microsoft products.

For more information, call the TechNet Subscription Hotline at 800/344-2121 and request Part Number #323-0001 or contact Microsoft Inside Sales for general information at 800/426-9400.

Windows 95

For the next few months, qualified education institutions in the U.S. can buy the Windows 95 upgrade or the full version of Windows 95 for new users at the special price of $19.95, plus shipping and handling. The minimum order is five copies.

To facilitate technical training, each K-12 institution that orders Windows 95 through this program will receive a free copy of "In & Out of the Classroom With Windows 95," a practical resource that offers teachers guided, self-paced lessons and hands-on activities demonstrating the features and capabilities that make a Windows 95-based PC easier and friendlier to use.

For more information, education institutions should visit the Microsoft web site at http://www.microsoft.com/k-12/win95/.

Elisa Bartell is an Education Account Representative for Microsoft. She can be reached at (310) 449-7300, ext 7344, or by e-mail at

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