Thanks to Steven Kreis for tipping me off that Microsoft Press is now selling a beta version of the Windows 98 Resource Kit. The Kit, which is now available from for $56, includes a full working version of the Windows 98 Beta 3 software, a slew of administration tools for assessing the deployment, configuration, and support issues for Windows 98.

Once Windows 98 is finalized, Microsoft Press will release a new version of the Resource Kit titled "Microsoft Windows 98 Resource Kit : The Professional's Companion to Windows 98." This version, interestingly, will cost less than the beta, at $48 through (on the other hand, the final version will not include the Windows 98 operating system).

For more information about the Windows 98 Resource Kit, please visit (and search for "Windows 98 Resource Kit") or the Microsoft Press Web site