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Title:
Y2K solutions for Microsoft products
Author:
JD Consulting (Firm)
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Rockland, Mass. : Charles River Media, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
xx, 506 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm + 1 computer optical disc (4 3/4 in.)
General Note:
Includes index.

Accompanying CD-ROM includes a collection of software to assist in fixing year 2000 problems.
Language:
English
Added Corporate Author:
ISBN:
9781886801349
Format :
Book

CD-Rom

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Summary

Summary

Designed for the home PC and small business user, this comprehensive book/software package explains the Y2K problem in non-technical English; then it provides step-by-step instructions and multiple tools to evaluate, diagnose and fix the problem as it relates to your Microsoft products.


Author Notes

JD Consulting, LLC, based in Hartford, Connecticut, specializes in computer programming, Internet development and year 2000 evaluation and compliance conversions.


Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
About the Authorsp. xv
Prefacep. xvii
1. The Problem and the Solutionp. 1
Overviewp. 1
Cause of the Problemp. 3
Six Areas of Concernp. 4
Path of the Problemp. 6
Is It Realp. 8
Compliant vs. Readyp. 10
How Do I Fix Itp. 12
2. Creating an Inventoryp. 19
Overviewp. 20
Areas to Inventoryp. 21
Inventory Methodsp. 26
Hardware and Firmwarep. 26
Peripheralsp. 35
Operating System(s)p. 35
Softwarep. 36
Filesp. 37
Other Business and Government Agenciesp. 41
Next Stepsp. 44
3. Date Testingp. 45
Overviewp. 46
Personal Computer Clocksp. 46
Testing the BIOS/RTCp. 47
BIOS Solutionsp. 51
Personal Computer Operating System Testp. 52
Server Operating System Testsp. 56
Testing Other Softwarep. 57
4. Microsoft Productsp. 63
Overviewp. 63
Product Classifications Coveredp. 64
Home/Office Automation Productsp. 65
Operating Systemsp. 65
Development Toolsp. 65
Internet Interface Toolsp. 66
Other Common Softwarep. 66
Information Categories and Goalsp. 66
Evaluating Field Expansion and Product Upgrade Needsp. 70
5. Using Microsoft's Web sitep. 71
Overviewp. 72
Ways to Contact and Get Information From Microsoftp. 73
Product Support Contactsp. 76
Using the Microsoft Year 2000 Web Sitep. 82
Types of Product Fixesp. 88
Product Research and Fix Processp. 89
Rules to Follow Before Installing Product Fixesp. 91
Product List and Service Pack Summary Tablep. 95
6. Microsoft Products Status and Fixesp. 109
Microsoft Accessp. 110
Microsoft Encartap. 125
Microsoft Excelp. 128
Microsoft FoxProp. 167
Microsoft FrontPagep. 181
Microsoft Internet Explorerp. 185
Microsoft Moneyp. 191
Microsoft MS-DOSp. 200
Microsoft Officep. 204
Microsoft Outlookp. 208
Microsoft PowerPointp. 221
Microsoft Projectp. 237
Microsoft Proxy Serverp. 239
Microsoft Site Serverp. 240
Microsoft SNA Serverp. 247
Microsoft SQL Serverp. 250
Microsoft System Management Serverp. 252
Microsoft Visual Basicp. 254
Microsoft Visual C++p. 267
Microsoft Visual J++p. 272
Microsoft Windows 3.xp. 277
Microsoft Windows 95p. 279
Microsoft Windows 98p. 285
Microsoft Windows NT Serverp. 288
Microsoft Windows NT Workstationp. 291
Microsoft Wordp. 295
Microsoft Worksp. 325
7. Legal Issues and Concernsp. 343
The Need for Diligencep. 344
Year 2000 Information and Readiness Disclosure Actp. 347
Product and Service Guarantees And Warrantiesp. 349
Software Licensing Rightsp. 352
Auditing Your Contractsp. 353
Insurance Coveragep. 355
Don't Procrastinatep. 356
8. Sources for Year 2000 Informationp. 357
Additional Information Sourcesp. 357
Web Sitesp. 358
User Groupsp. 362
9. Information Request Lettersp. 373
Overviewp. 374
How will Information Requests Letters Help Mep. 375
What Questions Should You Askp. 377
Sample Lettersp. 381
What's Next--What are the Optionsp. 387
Locating The Contactsp. 388
10. Tools and Testersp. 391
Overviewp. 392
Understanding Their Purposep. 392
Purchase Considerationsp. 393
Different Types of Toolsp. 384
Project Managementp. 395
Inventoryp. 395
Analysisp. 395
Testingp. 395
Fixp. 396
Conversionp. 396
What Do I Usep. 396
Obtaining Additional Toolsp. 396
What Does All of this Meanp. 397
CD-ROM Tools and Testersp. 397
CD-ROM Tools and Typesp. 398
Floppy Disk Formating Proceduresp. 401
AMS Scan+p. 401
Centennial 2000 NetCensus Editionp. 403
Check-2000 PCp. 406
Datefind-dbp. 408
DateSense2000p. 410
DateSpyp. 413
Ignition 2000p. 415
Millennium Bug Compliance Kitp. 417
NA-Excelp. 419
NA-Wordp. 422
NetKeeperp. 424
OnMark 2000 Assess 16-Bit/32 Bitp. 426
OnMark 2000 BIOS Test and Fixp. 428
OnMark 2000 for C/C++p. 431
OnMark 2000 for Visual Basicp. 433
OnMark 2000 Workbench for Accessp. 436
OnMark 2000 Workbench for Excelp. 439
Prove It 2000p. 441
Test2000 3.3p. 444
TimebombPROp. 446
Tracer 2000p. 448
Track-It!p. 452
Visual Basic Millennium Scanner v4.00p. 454
VHUNTp. 457
Visual DateScope 2000p. 459
Y2K Testp. 461
Yes2Kp. 463
Appendix A. Inventory Worksheetp. 467
Hardware Inventoryp. 467
Computer Hardware Test Results/Informationp. 469
Operating System and Software Application Inventory and Test Results/Informationp. 470
Data Files Inventoryp. 473
Service Provider/Government Agency/Other Organization Inventoryp. 476
Appendix B. About the CD-ROM Contentsp. 477
Note About Word Wrappingp. 477
Overview of CD-ROMp. 478
Formatting a Diskettep. 484
Appendix C. Changing Date and Time Formats and Settingsp. 485
Overviewp. 485
Changing Date and Time Formatsp. 485
MS-DOSp. 485
Windows 3.xp. 485
Windows 95/98/NT 4.0p. 487
Changing Date and Time Settingsp. 489
MS-DOSp. 489
Windows 3.xp. 490
Windows 95/98/NT 4.0p. 491
Appendix D. Microsoft Year 2000 Resource CDp. 493
Indexp. 495

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