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Title: Microsoft Windows NT Workstation Operating System Is For Business


1
Microsoft Windows NT Workstation Operating
System Is For Business
NameTitleCompany Name
2
Objective
  • Demonstrate why Windows NT Workstation operating
    system version 4.0 is the recommended operating
    system for business computing


3
Topics
  • Microsoft operating system strategy
  • Windows NT Workstation features, benefits, and
    demos
  • Product issues
  • Summary
  • Questions

4
Windows Scalable FamilyChoices and innovation
ServerCluster
Server
Workstation
DesktopPC
Portable
NetPC
  • Departmental and enterprise servers
  • Windows NT
  • Server

Windows Terminal
  • Knowledge work
  • Windows NT Workstation
  • Knowledge work
  • Windows NT Workstation

Handheld PC
  • Mobile knowledge
  • Windows 9x, Windows NT Workstation
  • Task-based users
  • Windows NT Workstation
  • Task-based users
  • Remote Windows
  • Mobile knowledge
  • Windows CE

5
Desktop Platform Focus
  • Windows NT Workstation
  • New business systems
  • The most powerful 32-bit desktop operating
    system,with a focus on reliability,
    manageability, security,networking, and
    performance
  • Windows 95
  • Consumer use/business upgrades
  • The easiest path to a 32-bit desktop operating
    system
  • Windows 98
  • The next version of Windows, making computing
    easier, faster, and fully integrated with the
    Internet

6
Windows NT Strategic Direction
  • Windows NT Workstation is Microsofts
    recommended operating system for business
  • New business systems with Windows NT Workstation,
    Pentium processor, and 32 MB of memory recommended

7
Windows NT Workstation 4.0Microsofts operating
system for business provides
  • Ease of use of Windows 95
  • Industrial-strength reliability
  • Built-in file security and privacy
  • Improved performance
  • Ease of management and support

8
Windows NT Workstation 4.0Ease of use of Windows
95
  • Look, feel, and use of Windows 95
  • Works in mixed desktop and network operating
    system environments
  • Easy, secure access to the Internet

9
Windows NT Workstation 4.0Ease of use of Windows
95
  • For example
  • Start button and taskbar
  • Right-click menus
  • Desktop shortcuts

10
Windows NT Workstation 4.0Industrial-strength
reliability
  • Designed to deliver nonstop operation
  • Runs applications in separate memory space
  • Task Manager provides graceful exit from
    misbehaving applications

11
Windows NT Workstation 4.0Industrial-strength
reliability
  • For example
  • Task Manager
  • Graceful application exit
  • Performance Monitor tab

12
Windows NT Workstation 4.0Built-in file security
and privacy
  • All files are privateperiod!
  • A single PC can have multiple users,each with
    complete file security
  • The operating system offers government C2-level
    certifiable file security

13
Windows NT Workstation 4.0Built-in file security
and privacy
  • For example
  • Windows NT Workstation file security and
    profiles
  • Task Manager
  • Folder passwords
  • Simple profiles and security

14
Windows NT Workstation 4.0Same PC, more power
  • 1724 faster than Windows 95
  • Robust, high-performance multitasking

15
Windows NT Workstation 4.0Easy to manage and
support
  • Advanced reliability and security to decrease
    user issues
  • Performance Monitor and Event Viewerfor local
    and remote troubleshooting
  • Reduction in help desk calls and the need for
    on-site support

16
Windows NT Workstation 4.0Easy to manage and
support
  • For example
  • Event Viewer
  • Windows NT diagnostics
  • Disk Administrator

17
Windows NT Workstation 4.0Product issues?
  • Fewer printer/peripheral drivers
  • Plug and Play
  • Advanced Power Management
  • Windows NT Workstation and notebooks
  • Application compatibility with 16-bit MS-DOS
    and Windows
  • Comparison with Windows 95

18
Windows NT Workstation 4.0Fewer
printer/peripheral drivers?
  • Driver support now exceeds that for Windows 95
  • Service Packs contain many updated drivers
  • Microsoft is working to make easy online driver
    resources available
  • Microsoft is working in close partnership with
    hardware vendors to address driver issues

19
Windows NT Workstation 4.0Broad driver support
  • Sampling of compatible devices
  • 1,157 printers HP, Lexmark, Tektronix, Epson
  • 1,455 modems US Robotics, Supra, Hayes
  • 377 LAN cards 3COM, Xircom, Intel
  • 32 sound cards Creative Labs, Yamaha
  • More information http//www.microsoft.com/hwtest/

20
Windows NT Workstation 4.0Selected printer
drivers
Windows NT driver? Yes Yes Yes Yes
HP printers DeskJet 692c DeskJet 870cxi LaserJet
5L-FS LaserJet 6P
Driver location SP2, HP disk, Web SP2, HP disk,
Web Windows NT CD SP3, HP disk, Web
21
Windows NT Workstation 4.0Lacks Plug and Play,
but...
  • Thousands of compatible devices
  • Extensive third-party software available
  • Wizards for printer, modem installation
  • Quarterly Service Packs for Windows NT

22
Windows NT Workstation 4.0No Advanced Power
Management, but...
  • PC vendor can provide third-party APM solutions
  • APM mostly extends battery life duringextended
    inactive periods, so consider obtaining an extra
    battery for notebooks!

23
Windows NT Workstation 4.0Runs legacy 16-bit
Windows-based applications
  • Windows NT Workstation runs the leading 16-bit
    business applications
  • Microsoft extensively tests all market-leading
    business applications
  • Windows NT Workstation improves 16-bit
    application reliability by running in separate
    memory space
  • In 20 business categories, each product with 10
    market share is compatible

24
Windows NT Workstation 4.0Running 16-bit
applications
Selected examples
  • 16-bit Windows
  • Acrobat Exchange
  • Adobe PhotoShop
  • ccMail
  • Corel Draw Graphics Suite 5.0
  • Eudora
  • Microsoft FoxPro
  • FreeHand
  • Harvard Graphics
  • Lotus Notes Client
  • Microsoft Office 4.2
  • Microsoft Works 3.0
  • Pagemaker
  • Paradox
  • Peachtree Accounting
  • Persuasion
  • Quattro Pro
  • QuickBooks
  • Simply Accounting
  • MS-DOS
  • ccMail
  • Clipper 5.3
  • Crosstalk XVI
  • Dbase 5.0
  • Microsoft FoxPro
  • Harvard Graphics
  • Lotus 1-2-3 r4
  • Microsoft Works 3.0
  • OZCIS
  • Paradox
  • ProComm
  • Quattro Pro
  • SuperProject
  • TAPCIS
  • Microsoft Word 6.0
  • WordPerfect 6.0

25
Windows NT Workstation 4.0Value in increased
reliability, security, and performance
  • Increased uptime and reliability is
    importanttime is money
  • Secure information is a critical business asset
    just as property is
  • Up to 24 performance increase for a small
    increase in system cost is a good value
  • Performance reliability security increased
    productivity
  • Easier to support means increased uptime,
    increased productivity

26
Windows NT Workstation Summary
  • Windows NT Workstation 4.0 is the most powerful
    32-bit desktop operating system, with a focus on
    reliability, manageability, security, networking,
    and performance
  • Windows NT Workstation 4.0 provides the ease of
    use of Windows 95, plus
  • Reliability
  • Security
  • Performance
  • Manageability
  • Product issues are manageable
  • Take advantage of the momentum building behind
    Windows NT Workstation 4.0

27
Questions/Feedback
Company Name, Company Web Address
www.microsoft.com
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