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Special Edition Using Access 97, Second Edition by Roger Jennings

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Analyzing Access 97's Enhancements and Changes

Microsoft is determined to move all users of 16-bit Windows 3.1+ to 32-bit Windows 95 or, better yet, Windows NT Workstation 4.0. During a Microsoft briefing for security analysts, Bill Gates described the software market as an "annuity business," which explains (at least in part) the almost-annual updates to Microsoft Office and, thus, to Microsoft Access. Many large organizations, especially those with thousands of PCs, decided not to pay the 1995-96 annuity premium for the Windows 95 upgrade, opting to stay with "tried-and-true" Windows 3.1+ and Microsoft Office 4.x.

PC vendors installed Windows 95 on about 80 percent of all new PCs delivered after August 1995, but sales of Windows 95 and its ...

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