Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Broadly Available in Channel

REDMOND, Wash., Sept. 3, 1996 — Microsoft Corp. today announced that its new version of the fast-growing Windows NT® server operating system is widely available through major retail stores and other direct marketing resellers across the country. In addition, the new Microsoft® Index Server for Windows NT Server is now released and available for customers to download at no charge from the World Wide Web.

Microsoft Windows NT Server version 4.0 brings customers unmatched ease of use and management, higher network throughput, and a complete set of tools for developing and managing intranets. Windows NT Workstation 4.0 combines the ease of use of the
Windows® 95 operating system with the reliability and security of Windows NT.

“We’re pleased to deliver Windows NT 4.0 as promised,”
said Rich Tong, vice president in the desktop and business systems division at Microsoft.
“With built-in intranet features and services, Windows NT is becoming the platform of choice for Internet use and for corporate intranets.”

The latest Internet and intranet technology for Windows NT Server 4.0, Microsoft Index Server allows users to find information within documents stored on distributed intranet servers regardless of document type. Customers of Windows NT Server 4.0 may download Microsoft Index Server at no charge from http://www.microsoft.com/ntserver/search/ . Connect-time charges may apply.

Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 is available for approximately $319. The price for customers upgrading from a previous version of Windows NT Workstation is approximately $149.

Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 is available for approximately $1,129 for a 10-client license. Customers with previous versions of Windows NT Server can upgrade to version 4.0 for approximately $539 for the 10-user version. Additional information on pricing for Windows NT Server 4.0 is available at http://www.microsoft.com/ntserver/40price.htm.

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