SEATTLE, Wash., October 19, 1998 — Microsoft’s latest version of Windows NT 5.0 became publicly available for the first time today, as the “Windows NT 5.0 Preseason Mini-Camp” kicked off in Seattle. Camp attendees each received a free copy of beta 2, as well as a certificate for a free copy of beta 3 and a CD-ROM “playbook” of technical information. The camp, featuring Windows NT expert Keith Pleas, is geared primarily toward MIS professionals.
“Anyone involved in planning, implementing, or managing a network that uses Windows NT should attend,” Pleas said.
The one-day conference addresses several topics specific to the beta release, including: using Windows NT 5.0 to help solve Y2K problems; reducing the number of servers in an organization and lowering its overall infrastructure cost; migrating to Windows NT 5.0 from Windows 95, Windows 98 and Windows NT 4.0; and integrating Windows NT 5.0 with Netware and UNIX.
Attendees focus on five key areas during the seminar: planning the enterprise to accommodate growth; implementing key domain-wide services, such as naming and security; deploying Windows NT 5.0 Workstation; managing system infrastructure with Windows NT 5.0 Server; and accomplishing key business objectives with Windows NT 5.0.
“We’re very pleased to see this level of in-depth instruction,” said Jonathan Perera, Lead Product Manager for Windows NT 5.0. “Keith has structured the Mini-Camp so that by the end of the day, attendees are ready to go home and begin working with NT 5.0 beta 2 immediately.”
The Mini-Camp, which launched in Seattle, will be in Boston on Nov. 16; Washington, DC, on Nov. 18; Los Angeles on Nov. 20; and Chicago on Dec. 11.