MSDN October 1998 Quarterly Release

Contents Index

You can find documentation for these products in the MSDN Library or in the product's setup folder on the corresponding CD. Many products have readme files that contain special setup instructions. Please look for a readme file in the setup directory before installing the product.

Subscribers in Asia Note

If you reside in Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan, or Hong Kong, please refer to the Far East packs instead of the International packs.

Subscribers in Europe Note

Pack splits for subscribers in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa are as follows:

The country in which you reside determines which pack split you will receive:

If you have any queries about these new pack splits, please call your local MSDN Information Centre.

Answers to frequently asked questions and other release information can be found at A list of all discs has also been included in the file cdtable.rtf. A list of new software can be found at new content.rtf. The database used to create these indexes is included on Development Platform, U.S. Pack disc #1 in a file called index.mdb. To use index.mdb you must have Microsoft Access 97 installed.

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Complete content listings are divided into the following sections:

Professional and Universal subscribers receive

Universal subscribers also receive:

Platform Archive:


* The Far East pack is sent only to subscribers in Japan, Korea, China, and Hong Kong SAR; the International pack is sent to all others. The Far East pack is a subset of the International pack with a few exceptions, the most notable being the Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese versions of Windows NT Workstation. If you do not reside in these countries and require the Far East packs, please see the Subscription Release Notes to find out how to request them.

The INTL-Core Pack is sent only to subscribers in the following countries: Albania, Algeria, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Channel Islands, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Moldova, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Réunion, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, UK, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, and Yugoslavia.