Microsoft Announces Deployment Materials and Training Seminars For Terminal Server in the Enterprise
CHICAGO, April 20, 1998 — Today at Windows® World and COMDEX/Spring ’98, Microsoft Corp. introduced new training and deployment materials for customers preparing to deploy the Microsoft® Windows NT® Server 4.0 operating system, Terminal Server Edition. In addition, Boundless Technologies Inc., Cruise Technologies Inc., Network Computing Devices Inc., Tektronix Inc. and Wyse Technology Inc. are publicly demonstrating for the first time Windows-based terminals running the Windows CE embedded operating system and the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP).
The new tools and training helping IS managers determine deployment requirements include the Terminal Server Resource Guide, hands-on technical workshops, seminars on UNIX interoperability and Windows-based terminals, instructor-led Microsoft official curriculum and a user group tour.
“Since we released the second beta of Terminal Server in early March, we have received numerous requests from customers and channel partners for additional deployment and planning information,”
said John Frederiksen, group product manager at Microsoft.
“Microsoft is committed to providing high-quality educational seminars, training courses and deployment tools to assist customers in introducing this exciting new technology into their organizations.”
A member of the Windows operating system family, Terminal Server delivers the Windows experience to users with desktops that cannot run Windows today. A Windows-based terminal is a Windows-compatible device that connects to Terminal Server and extends Windows-based solutions to customers seeking the thinnest client for a centrally managed environment.
New Materials and Training Opportunities Available at Windows World And COMDEX/Spring
For attendees of Windows World and COMDEX/Spring who are planning deployments of Terminal Server, Microsoft is providing demonstrations and training sessions on site. Microsoft is moderating a Windows-based terminal round table, where terminal hardware manufacturers will outline their plans for delivering these devices to the marketplace. A second conference session will address accessing Windows-based applications from a UNIX desktop. In conjunction with Compaq Computer Corp. and Microsoft Authorized Technical Education Centers (ATECs), Productivity Point International Inc. and DeCarlo, Paternite and Associates Inc., Microsoft also will offer two full-day hands-on training sessions for Terminal Server. In addition, tonight at the University of Illinois, Microsoft kicks off a 16-city, North American user group tour to demonstrate and distribute the second beta version of Terminal Server.
Third-Party Resource Guide and Three-Day ATEC Course Now Available
Microsoft will distribute the premiere edition of the Terminal Server Resource Guide at the above events. The Resource Guide includes an overview of the features and benefits of Terminal Server, basic deployment guidelines and details on more than 85 third-party products and services that extend the reach and capabilities of Terminal Server. In total, the Resource Guide will be distributed to 200,000 customers of Microsoft Windows NT this quarter.
In addition to the sessions and materials offered at Windows World and COMDEX/Spring, Microsoft is announcing availability of a new course, Supporting Microsoft Terminal Server (Microsoft Course 1198A). This course, now available through Microsoft ATECs worldwide, details the technical aspects of preparing to deploy Terminal Server and includes Terminal Server Beta 2 in the class materials.
The final version of Terminal Server for Windows NT Server 4.0 is scheduled to ship in the first half of 1998. Pricing and packaging will be announced at that time.
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Additional information on Terminal Server, a complete list of industry support and additional information on the user group tour can be found at http://www.microsoft.com/ntserver/guide/hydra.asp .
Additional information on Windows World and COMDEX/Spring ’98 can be found at http://www.microsoft.com/events/winworld/ .
Additional information on Microsoft Course 1198A can be found at http://www.microsoft.com/train_cert/ .
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