Steven Levy, the writer who warned that we'd all be using "Bill Dollars" by now because of the Microsoft Network
, is still sharing his expertise with Newsweek's readers.
has not done as well in the early going as Microsoft's rivals feared.
In parts of the U.S., nearly 40 percent of people have Internet addresses either at work, at home (through CompuServe, Prodigy, America Online, and Microsoft Network
), or both.
It's the latest incarnation of the Microsoft Network
AOL, the most determined mailer, is of course in competition with fellow mailers CompuServe, Prodigy and the Microsoft Network
(MSN), and that means a great deal of needless duplication and direct-mail overkill.
(Compuserve also claimed that the technology does not exist to filter access to the network by geographical location - a defense disputed by a Microsoft Network
manager in the New York Times.
Among the more fascinating new features of Windows 95 are the Internet and Microsoft Network
icons on the "desktop," or first screen you see.
The software to access Microsoft Network
is bundled as part of Windows 95; you must have Windows 95 to access Microsoft Network
Microsoft Encarta 96 Encyclopedia's "Yearbook Builder" feature enables users to download monthly updates via the Web or (of course) the Microsoft Network
. The updates consist of about 35 articles (including "The Month in Review" news) and several images.
Also in November Microsoft unveiled its new online service, code-named Marvel but released as The Microsoft Network
. Although touted as a rival to existing online services like CompuServe, America Online and Prodigy, The Microsoft Network
depends heavily on the roll out of Microsoft's newest operating system, Windows 95, which has now been delayed until August.
A business and technology conference in Bosnia and Herzegovina "Microsoft NetWork
8" was concluded today in Neum, and in these past three days, it gathered over 1,000 participants at 90 different panels under the slogan "Make IT cloud".
In the case of meetings involving people from several countries, today any user can call a local phone number, which is supported by the Microsoft network
, with the advantage of being able to optimise costs and count on a more reliable and secure service.