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EDCONNECT FOR WINDOWS SOFTWARE RELEASE

PublicationDate: 12/13/96
Summary: EDCONNECT FOR WINDOWS SOFTWARE RELEASE
Author: TIV/WAN - Title IV Wan Customer Service


TO: ALL TITLE IV WAN DESTINATION POINTS

FROM: U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

DATE: DECEMBER 13, 1996

IN RE: EDCONNECT FOR WINDOWS SOFTWARE
RELEASE

THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION IS PLEASED
TO ANNOUNCE THAT THE NETWORK INTERFACE
SOFTWARE PRODUCTS; EDCONNECT AND
NET*CONNECT HAVE BEEN ENHANCED FROM THEIR
DOS FORMAT TO A WINDOWS VERSION. A
WINDOWS VERSION OF THE OPENET SOFTWARE
ALREADY EXISTS.

THE INTEGRATED APPLICATION MENU (IAM) FOR
DOS IS A MENU SYSTEM THAT PROVIDES A
CENTRALIZED PLACE TO EXECUTE ALL OF ED'S DOS
PRODUCTS. IN THE WINDOWS ENVIRONMENT THIS
SAME FUNCTIONALITY IS PROVIDED WITHIN A
WINDOWS PROGRAM GROUP. THEREFORE, THE IAM
MODULE WILL NOT BE UPGRADED TO WINDOWS.
ALTHOUGH THE WINDOWS VERSION WILL
CONTINUE TO USE THE DEFAULT PATH OF
C:FOR YOUR SEND AND RECEIVE DATA
FILENAMES.

TITLE IV WAN CUSTOMER SERVICE WILL SUPPORT
BOTH IAM FOR DOS AND THE NEW EDCONNECT FOR
WINDOWS SOFTWARE. THIS WILL CONTINUE AS
LONG AS THERE ARE OTHER DOS-BASED
APPLICATION SYSTEM SOFTWARE.

MAJOR ENHANCEMENTS HAVE BEEN DEVELOPED
AND EXISTING DOS FUNCTIONS REWRITTEN TO
INCREASE THE SOFTWARE'S USER FRIENDLINESS
AND TO TAKE FULL ADVANTAGE OF THE WINDOWS
ENVIRONMENT. BOTH ON-LINE HELP WITHIN THE
SOFTWARE, AND A FULL HARD COPY USER'S GUIDE
WILL BE AVAILABLE.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ORDERING A COPY FOR
YOUR DESTINATION POINT YOU MAY DO SO
THROUGH THE TITLE IV WAN VOICE PROCESSING
SYSTEM (VPS) AT 800-615-1189. FOLLOW THE STEPS
BELOW:

1.) DIAL THE 800-615-1189 PHONE NUMBER

2.) PRESS OPTION 1 IF YOU HAVE A TOUCH TONE
PHONE OR STAY ON THE LINE IF YOU HAVE A
ROTARY PHONE.

(!!THE REMAINING STEPS WILL ASSUME YOU HAVE A
TOUCH TONE PHONE!!)

3.) ENTER THE LAST FOUR DIGITS OF YOUR USER ID
(TG5XXXX)

4.) PRESS OPTION #9

5.) PRESS OPTION #1

6.) AT THE TONE LEAVE YOUR USER ID (TG5XXXX)
AND NAME OF ORGANIZATION.

(!!IT IS NOT NECESSARY TO LEAVE YOUR NAME OR
ADDRESS. THE SOFTWARE MUST BE DISTRIBUTED
TO THE ADDRESS AND CONTACT NAME ON
FILE FOR YOUR ORGANIZATION.!!)

YOU CAN EXPECT THE EDCONNECT FOR WINDOWS
SOFTWARE TO BE DISTRIBUTED TO THE CONTACT
NAME AND ADDRESS ON FILE FOR YOUR USER
ID.

YOU MAY ALSO SEND AN E-MAIL TO TITLE IV WAN
CUSTOMER SERVICE REQUESTING A COPY OF THE
EDCONNECT FOR WINDOWS SOFTWARE AT
T4WAN@NCS.COM.

ALL DESTINATION POINTS WILL RECEIVE THE FIRST
COPY OF EDCONNECT FOR WINDOWS AT NO
CHARGE. ANY ADDITIONAL COPIES REQUESTED
WILL BE BILLABLE TO YOUR DESTINATION POINT.
REFER TO YOUR TITLE IV WAN USER'S GUIDE
SECTION 2: BILLING FOR PRICING DETAILS.

THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION IS
EXTREMELY EXCITED ABOUT THE NEW WINDOWS
SOFTWARE. IT IS COMPATIBLE IN BOTH WINDOWS
3.1X AND WINDOWS 95. THE SOFTWARE WENT
THROUGH A THREE WEEK BETA TEST
THAT INCLUDED A WIDE VARIETY OF DESTINATION
POINTS WHICH WENT VERY WELL. JOIN IN THE
EXCITEMENT AND ORDER YOUR COPY TODAY.

Last Modified: 08/16/1999