After 15 months UK users will be able to use Windows 95 to set up ISDN connections.
Ever since the operating system was launched, US users have been able to use a set-up wizard in Windows 95, called ?Get ISDN for Windows?, that electronically sets them up with an ISDN account with their local telco.
However, Microsoft was unable to reach an agreement with BT and the product shipped without a local UK service offered.
. On Monday, Microsoft and BT will announce that they have finally worked out a solution and from 26 November it will be possible to electronically order a BT ISDN line using Windows 95.
Microsoft?s BT business manager Paul Heath admitted it had taken some time to reach an agreement with BT, but said there were a number of issues that needed to be worked out first.
?The whole ISDN environment has changed recently and BT?s price changes make the whole proposition much more attractive for users,? he said. ?Hopefully this will galvanise the market in favour of ISDN. When Windows 95 was launched in the US we had more than two million hits using the Get ISDN for Microsoft Windows program,? Heath said.
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