TECHNOLOGY: New Releases

Huxford, David C.
January 1994
Journal of Financial Planning;Jan1994, Vol. 7 Issue 1, p4
Academic Journal
The article provides information on computer software useful for financial planners. Windows for Workgroups (WFW) 3.11 is the latest release of the networking version of Microsoft Windows. It includes everything in Windows 3.1 but adds Schedule+, Mail, and local area networking. WFW 3.11 is useful even for one-computer shop, as the user will find it a great improvement over Windows 3.1. Its Schedule+ is a good way to keep track of appointments and tasks. Also included in WFW 3.11 is the first example of a Microsoft At Work specification. Microsoft At Work is a set of Microsoft specifications that detail how all office equipment can be linked. The other software that has been launched by the Microsoft Inc. is the MS DOS 6.2, which is an upgraded version of the MS DOS 6.0 series. DOS 6.2 initiated DoubleGuard, which checks for errors before writing to disk. One of the major reasons for upgrading to 6.0 was its DoubleSpace disk compression feature. However, DoubleSpace could also fail if the hard disk had unmarked bad sectors. DOS 6.2 now surface scans the entire disk before compressing it.


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