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COMPUTERWORLD, MICROSOFT AND WINDOWS WORLD '92 LAUNCH THE "WINDOWS(TM) OPEN"

 COMPUTERWORLD, MICROSOFT AND WINDOWS WORLD '92 LAUNCH THE
 "WINDOWS(TM) OPEN"
 FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- COMPUTERWORLD has reached agreement with Microsoft and The Interface Group, the producers of Windows World, the official conference and exposition for Windows(TM) computing, to launch the first annual "WINDOWS OPEN," COMPUTERWORLD's CUSTOM APPLICATION COMPETITION at Windows World '92, April 6-9 in Chicago.
 The WINDOWS OPEN is an awards program to recognize outstanding custom applications of Microsoft Windows in organizations of all sizes. Entries will be accepted in seven industry categories including: manufacturing, finance/insurance/real estate, transportation/communications/utilities, services/professions, wholesale/retail/distribution, government/public administration, and "other."
 The WINDOWS OPEN is sponsored by COMPUTERWORLD, Microsoft, The Interface Group and Windows Watcher newsletter.
 Entries will be judged by an independent panel selected by Bill Laberis, senior vice president/editorial for COMPUTERWORLD and Jesse Berst, editor and publisher of Windows Watcher newsletter. Winning applications selected will be on the basis of innovations, form and functions. Finalists will demonstrate their applications in a WINDOWS OPEN Pavillion on the Windows World '92 show floor.
 An awards ceremony will be held on April 7 at Windows World '92 at which Bill Gates of Microsoft will distribute awards to the winners of the WINDOWS OPEN. Entries must be postmarked by midnight, Feb. 28, 1992. For an entry kit, call 800-829-4143 or 206-284-4143.
 COMPUTERWORLD will produce a supplement in the April 6 issue of the newspaper that will feature innovative corporate use of Windows, site profiles of leading edge Windows users, and a review of Windows development tools. The April 6 issue closes March 20. For advertising information, contact Kevin McPherson, associate publisher, 508-879-0700.
 COMPUTERWORLD is the only weekly newspaper serving information systems (IS) professionals responsible for enterprise-wide computer and networking technology. The publication provides timely news and analysis on personal computers, workstations, midrange and central server hardware, software and networking products and issues of strategic concern to IS professionals. With average spending plans in excess of $3.2 million per subscriber, COMPUTERWORLD's 136,069 paid subscribers are responsible for nearly 50 percent of all information systems purchased in the United States.
 WINDOWS WORLD '92 is the year's most important event in Windows computing and the only one produced in cooperation with Microsoft. Featuring WINDOWS-related products and services from over 250 companies and a comprehensive conference program addressing both corporate and developer communities.
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 /CONTACT: Mary Doyle of Computerworld, 508-879-0700; or Dawn Jurgenson of Janet Church & Associates, 800-829-4143/ CO: Computerworld, Microsoft, The Interface Group ST: Massachusetts IN: CPR SU: PDT


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