Today at Networld+Interop ’96, Microsoft Corp. announced the availability of Microsoft Exchange Server, the first integrated messaging and groupware server designed to provide users and system administrators with native open and secure access to the Internet.
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.
The Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) will allow system manufacturers to deliver operating system-directed power management such as the OnNow industry initiative for instantly available PCs, also announced today.
Increasingly, corporate IS users are choosing Windows NT Server and Microsoft SQL Server as the platform to run mission-critical applications. As a result, more and more solution developers are offering technologies for Microsoft’s high-end server environment.
Microsoft and Dolby signed a letter of intent to jointly develop technologies and specifications to support the use of Dolby’s industry-leading theater-quality sound systems, including Dolby digital AC-3 technology to decode multichannel audio for use by six-speaker Surround Sound stereo systems.
Microsoft Corp. and Wang Laboratories Inc. announced today the first public availability of the specification for the MAPI Workflow Framework (MAPI-WF). MAPI-WF provides a standards-based mechanism to allow production and messaging-based workflow systems to interoperate.
OnNow PCs will turn on instantly like VCRs or TVs, without rebooting, and will respond automatically to incoming faxes, voice mail and e-mail even when they appear to be turned off. OnNow will be supported in future releases of the Microsoft Windows 95 and Windows NT operating systems.
According to Gates, the technologies of SIPC will make the PC platform the center of entertainment, communications and productivity in both home and office, providing the ease of use and convenience of a consumer appliance.
With the Win32 Driver Model, a single device driver can be written for both operating systems, making it faster and easier for hardware developers to create higher-quality drivers and innovative hardware at lower cost.