Bill Gates Announces Microsoft Exchange…

Microsoft PressPass – Bill Gates Announces Microsoft Exchange; Outlines Microsoft’s Vision For Business Computing

LAS VEGAS, April 2, 1996 — As a part of his NetWorld+Interop ’96 keynote address, Bill Gates today announced that Microsoft®
Exchange Server is shipping and demonstrated Microsoft Corp.’s vision for business communications and computing over the Internet.

Microsoft Exchange Server includes e-mail and built-in groupware to allow group scheduling, discussion databases and document sharing, for users to view and share information stored in public folders. In addition, it enables system administrators to monitor and troubleshoot a corporation’s entire messaging system – including Internet connections and usage – from a single workstation.

Microsoft is demonstrating two Internet-based public kiosks in its booth, providing one-stop access to information about Microsoft Exchange, the Microsoft BackOffice
™family of products and all other information on the Microsoft home page on the World Wide Web. The Microsoft kiosks, running on the Windows NT®
Workstation operating system, are tied via ISDN lines to the Internet where they access Windows NT Server systems running Microsoft Internet Information Server and Microsoft BackOffice at Microsoft’s Redmond, Wash., campus.

The Scalability Wall showcases the scalability, performance and stability of Microsoft Exchange and the hardware it supports while simulating more than 10,000 simultaneous Microsoft Exchange connections on a single server. Other booth highlights include 26 Microsoft Exchange partners, two Windows NT Server-based stations, and demos running Microsoft Internet Information Server, Internet Assistant, Microsoft Internet Explorer and FrontPage
along with applications from Internet partners. The Network Operations Center (NOC), which is the backbone of the InteropNet conference network, is also running on Microsoft BackOffice and Windows NT Server. Microsoft was recognized as a Silver-level InteropNet contributor based on the value of products and labor it donated to the NOC InteropNet team.

Microsoft Theater Sessions on Microsoft BackOffice Products and the Internet

Microsoft theater presentations at NetWorld+Interop ’96 take place from 10:15 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and include information on the Microsoft Exchange Server,
“Taking Messaging and Groupware to a New Level”
; Windows NT Server,
“The Internet Working Foundation” ; the Windows NT Workstation and Windows®
95 operating system,
“Planning Your Desktop”
; and the Internet and intranets,
“Using Microsoft’s BackOffice to Bring It All Together.”
Microsoft will run training sessions on Microsoft Exchange on Wednesday, April 3, in the Mirage Hotel, Ballroom J, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. and 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Also this week, Microsoft technologists will share their expertise on the Internet, messaging and groupware with NetWorld+Interop ’96 participants at four conference sessions highlighting corporate networking and intranet use, commercial online services, Internet security and SNA internetworking. A schedule of these sessions can be found on the NetWorld+Interop ’96 Web page at

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) is the worldwide leader in software for personal computers. The company offers a wide range of products and services for business and personal use, each designed with the mission of making it easier and more enjoyable for people to take advantage of the full power of personal computing every day.

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