Future Publishing has won the contract to publish the monthly title, Microsoft Windows XP: The Official Magazine, the only Windows publication officially licensed by Microsoft. Future says the magazine will be its largest computing launch for three years. It will be backed by a promotional spend of £750,000, including point-of-sale promotions, covermounts and packaging. The deal follows the officially licensed Microsoft Windows XP one-shots that Future has published. Microsoft's Windows XP product marketing manager, David Weeks, says: "We're really pleased with the results from the Windows XP Magazine; customers love it! Future Publishing are great partners and have worked really hard with us to deliver a great new PC title." The first monthly edition of Microsoft Windows XP: The Official Magazine goes on sale on March 28 and will continue the format set out in the previous one-shot issues. The title's remit includes games and DVD reviews, Windows XP specific tutorials and new hardware and software tested on Windows XP. Each issue of Microsoft Windows XP: The Official Magazine is covermounted with either two CDs (£5.99) or one DVD (£6.49), offering a variety of Windows XP programs and games demos. Dave Taylor, the magazine s publisher, says: "This agreement is great news for Future's computing division and we feel very honoured to be Microsoft's chosen publisher for this title. "Backing this title with a substantial spend, we will create a magazine that is unique in its offering." {{CTN }}