Microsoft Works 4.0

Microsoft Works was an all-in-one scaled-down Word Processor, Spreadsheet, and Database geared towards the home user. It was released in variants for early DOS, Windows, and Macintosh. Microsoft Works competed against Lotus Jazz, FrameWork, AlphaWorks/LotusWorks, PFS First Choice, and many others.

Microsoft Works started development as "Mouseworks" from "Productivity Software", and involved developers of the original Apple II AppleWorks. The first release was in 1986 for the Apple Macintosh. It seems that Microsoft purchased it mainly to compete with Lotus Jazz.

Works was a completely different product from, and even competed against, Microsoft Office. Occasionally, Works was bundled with a version of Word, to cover for weaknesses and lack of popularity of the native word processor in the package. Works was commonly bundled with many OEM PCs as an entry-level lower-cost alternative to Microsoft Office. Microsoft Works was discontinued in 2007, with the final version being 9.0.

It appears there was no "1.0" for Windows. The first Windows version was "2.0", that matched the versions for DOS and Macintosh.

For more information, see Software Spotlight: Microsoft Works.



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Release notes

This is the first 32-bit Windows version for Windows 95/NT

Product type
Application Word Processor Spreadsheet Communications Database
Vendor
Microsoft
Release date
1995
User interface
GUI
Platform
Windows MacOS
Download count
89 (12 for release)

Downloads

Download name Version Language Architecture File size Downloads
Microsoft Works 4.0 and Money 97 for Windows [OEM] (ISO) 4.0 and Money 97 English 165.13MB 1
Microsoft Works 4.0 for Windows (3.5-1.44mb) 4.0 for Windows English 9.89MB 6
Microsoft Works 4.0 for Windows (3.5-DMF) 4.0 for Windows English 9.9MB 0
Microsoft Works 4.0 for Windows [Czech] (3.5-DMF) 4.0 for Windows Czech 13.06MB 0
Microsoft Works 4.0 for Windows [Dutch] (3.5-DMF) 4.0 for Windows Dutch 11.48MB 0
Microsoft Works 4.0 for Windows [Hungarian] (ISO) 4.0 for Windows Hungarian 8.89MB 1
Microsoft Works 4.0 for Windows [Japanese] (OEM) (ISO) 4.0 for Windows Japanese 11.06MB 0
Microsoft Works 4.0 for Windows [Polish] (3.5-DMF) 4.0 for Windows Polish 10.66MB 1
Microsoft Works 4.0 for Windows [Russian] (OEM) (ISO) 4.0 for Windows Russian 9.36MB 0
Microsoft Works 4.0 for Windows [Spanish] (OEM) (3.5-DMF) 4.0 for Windows Spanish 10.47MB 0
Microsoft Works 4.0a for Windows [French] (OEM) (3.5-DMF) 4.0a for Windows French 10.23MB 1
Microsoft Works 4.0a for Windows [German] (ISO) 4.0a for Windows German 9.38MB 0
Microsoft Works 4.0b for Mac (3.5) 4.0b for Mac English 7.19MB 1
Microsoft Works 4.0b for Mac (PowerMac Upgrade) (3.5) 4.0b (PowerMac Upgrade) English 5.02MB 0
Microsoft Works 4.0b for Mac [Australian] (3.5) 4.0b for Mac Australian 6.98MB 0
Microsoft Works 4.0b for Mac [German] (3.5) 4.0b for Mac German 7.62MB 0
Microsoft Works 4.0b for Mac [Intl. English] (3.5) 4.0b for Mac Intl. English 6.9MB 0
Microsoft Works 4.0b for Mac [PowerMac Upgrade] [Australian] (3.5) 4.0b for Mac Australian 4.17MB 0
Microsoft Works 4.0b for Mac [PowerMac Upgrade] [German] (3.5) 4.0b for Mac German 4.16MB 0
Microsoft Works 4.0b for Mac [PowerMac Upgrade] [Intl. English] (3.5) 4.0b for Mac Intl. English 4.17MB 1

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