Microsoft applications compatible with A/UX 2.0

Business Wire

May 15, 1990

REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Concurrent with Tuesday's announcement by Apple Computer Inc. that A/UX 2.0 now can be ordered, Microsoft Corp. announced A/UX compatibility of three its key business applications; Microsoft Word version 4.0, Microsoft Excel version 2.2 and Microsoft PowerPoint version 2.01.

``We know that UNIX is a common operating system for some markets, including government and higher education,'' said Brad Chase, Microsoft group marketing manager for the Macintosh line, ``and with compliance of our applications to A/UX, Microsoft is providing the best Macintosh solutions for an even greater number of users.''

Each of the applications that is compatible with A/UX is available now. Microsoft Word version 4.0 is the leading word processing program for Macintosh systems. It features a fully editable WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) interface, a table generator, easy integration of text, data and graphics to create compound documents, and powerful style sheets.

Microsoft Excel version 2.2 is the best-selling business analysis program for Macintosh systems. With over 130 built-in functions, more than 40 chart types and an array of presentation features, Microsoft Excel combines a powerful analytical tool with presentation quality output. CL/1 support has been integrated into Microsoft Excel version 2.2, providing easy access to data stored on mainframes.

Microsoft PowerPoint version 2.01 is the top-selling desktop presentations product for the Macintosh. Designed for the business presenter, PowerPoint is the fastest and easiest way to create professional-quality presentations as overheads, 35mm slides or an electronic slide show. PowerPoint includes a direct link to Genigraphics, the worldwide leader in the production of high-quality 35mm slides and artwork. Using the Genigraphics connection, users can create 35mm slides overnight.

Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT) develops, markets and supports a wide range of software for business and professional use, including operating systems, languages and application programs, as well as books, hardware and CD-ROM products for the microcomputer marketplace.

NOTE: Microsoft and the Microsoft logo are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

CONTACT: Microsoft Corp., Redmond Sarah Charf, 206/882-8080 or The Waggener Group, Portland, Ore. Connie Ballmer, 503/245-0905

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