Microsoft Showcases Products At ISPCON

This week at ISPCON Fall 98, Microsoft
Corp. has scheduled demonstrations of its advanced Web hosting and Internet
services for ISPs.


The showcase will highlight the Microsoft Windows
NT Server
operating system 4.0, which includes Internet Information
Server,
and the Microsoft Commercial
Internet System 2.0
(MCIS).


Using these tools, ISPs can offer
solutions such as electronic commerce, business application
hosting, and streaming multimedia for commercial Web sites and enterprise
customers.


Microsoft said customer interest in these products is high;
according to a recent study by ZD Market Intelligence, 54% of Web servers
currently operate on
Windows NT Server.


Other Microsoft sessions at the show include a Windows NT 5.0 preview, Remote
Management in a Windows NT Server-Based Data Center, Building and Deploying
Virtual Private Networks, and Hosting Applications on Windows NT Server and
MCIS 2.0.


“We are excited by the rapid adoption of Windows NT Server by Internet
service providers,” said Mike Nash, director of marketing for Windows NT
Server at Microsoft. “By working together with ISPs to meet the needs of
commercial Internet sites and enterprise customers, we are bringing the
Windows phenomena to new industries and creating tremendous new business
opportunities.”

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