SunFlash August 1995

SunFlash August 1995

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                          SunFlash August 1995

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   * 80.01: SunSoft Licenses ONC+ to HP, IBM, Sequent
   * 80.02: SunService to Support Bundled High Availability
   * 80.03: Sun Help Desk System Implementation Service Enhancements
   * 80.04: BACG Ports Flagship Supply Chain Management Software to Sun
   * 80.05: Sun's Customer Management Solutions
   * 80.06: Sun Delivers Industry's First Smart High Availability Products
   * 80.07: Sun Launches Network Business Advantage Program
   * 80.08: New Lotus Notes Workgroup Applications Developed For Sun
   * 80.09: CA, Sun to Sell, Support Integrated Enterprise Management
   * 80.10: TAI Turnkey Solution For Internet Service Providers
   * 80.11: Time Selects Sun for Master Photo Collection
   * 80.12: Sun Microsystems Co-Founder Resigns
   * 80.13: SunSoft To Offer Native OpenGL
   * 80.14: Solstice Backup 4.1.2
   * 80.15: New SunSoft President: Janpieter Scheerder
   * 80.16: SolarNet PC-X 1.1
   * 80.17: SolarNet PC Protocol Services 1.1
   * 80.18: SolarNet PC Server Services 1.1
   * 80.19: STEP UP TO SUN Trade In Program
   * 80.20: Oracle and SunSoft Team Up
   * 80.21: NIS Name Services Transition Kit v1.2
   * 80.22: Transition of Solaris 2.2 from Pricelist
   * 80.23: SunExpress Offers Cisco FDDI Boards
   * 80.24: SunSoft's Enterprise Backup Available on Intel x86
   * 80.25: SunSoft and Informix Provide Database Technology on Solaris x86
   * 80.26: SunSoft and Progress Software Deliver Client/Server Development on
     Solaris
   * 80.27: Sun Sponsors Product Data Management Integration Center
   * 80.28: Sun Microsystems Federal Forms Criminal Justice Operation
   * 80.29: Judy Estrin and Robert J. Fisher Join Sun Board of Directors

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80.01 SunSoft Licenses ONC+ to HP, IBM, Sequent

     MOUNTAIN VIEW, California - August 14, 1995- SunSoft, Inc.,
     Hewlett-Packard? Company, IBM? and Sequent? Computer Systems, Inc.
     announced today that agreements have been signed for the licensing of
     SunSoft's ONC+ (tm) enterprise networking technology for use on IBM's AIX
     ? and OS/400 ? operating systems, HP's HP-UX operating system, and
     Sequent's DYNIX/ptx? operating system.

80.02 SunService to Support Bundled High Availability

     The SunService division of Sun Microsystems, Inc. is implementing
     industry-leading support bundled with SPARCcluster PDB and High
     Availability (HA) products. Services include installation, consulting, and
     training for system operators. SunService will also provide
     inter-operability support for the Oracle parallel server, together with
     the Oracle Corporation.

80.03 Sun Help Desk System Implementation Service Enhancements

     The SunService division of Sun Microsystems, Inc. revealed new Sun Help
     Desk System Implementation Service (SM) enhancements to its help desk
     software offering. Enhancements include: the addition of PC clients; a
     simple and easy to use escalations window; improvements in licensing
     tracking; and additional tools and options for more flexible system
     administration. As part of the enhancement Sun CallTracker, the automated
     help desk management system, has been renamed Solstice CallTracker,
     reflecting its position as a member of the Solstice portfolio of
     enterprise management products.

80.04 BACG Ports Flagship Supply Chain Management Software to Sun

     CHICAGO - Retail Systems '95 -- BACG (British American Consulting Group),
     an international company specializing in supply chain management software
     for the retail, wholesale and consumer goods industries, has ported its
     two flagship products, the Traded Data Repository and DCS3000, to
     Solaris). In addition, BACG has chosen the Sun SPARC/Solaris platform for
     future application development at its worldwide development center in
     Leeds, England, marking its commitment to this open, flexible UNIX
     architecture. These moves give retail and consumer goods companies more
     choices for migrating their traditionally mainframe-based applications to
     flexible, cost-effective networked computing systems. The announcement was
     made here at the Retail Systems '95 conference.

80.05 Sun's Customer Management Solutions

     Successful program which produced $200 million in sales this year to
     become part of Network Business Advantage

     NEW YORK - July 25, 1995 - Begun two years ago, the Customer Management
     Solutions program at Sun Microsystems Computer Company (SMCC) has rapidly
     expanded and become a model for how network computing technology can
     successfully address urgent corporate issues -- in this case, customer
     service. Customer Management Solutions has grown into a $200 million
     business within the company. It now includes more than 45 partners and has
     enabled Sun to penetrate approximately 60 new customer accounts in
     addition to existing Sun customers who have implemented these solutions.

80.06 Sun Delivers Industry's First Smart High Availability Products

     MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - July 25, 1995 - Sun Microsystems Computer Company
     (SMCC) today announced the SPARCcluster (TM) HA Server, Sun's robust
     cluster solution for providing highly available database and NFS file
     services. Smart high availability software, Solstice (TM) HA, running on
     the SPARCcluster HA Server, provides the industry's most sophisticated
     fault management solution, making intelligent decisions based on failure
     type to speed recovery. The server includes specific fault management
     programs for the industry's four most popular data services - NFS and
     RDBMSs from Informix, Oracle and Sybase - and offers a comprehensive high
     availability product and service solution for business-critical network
     computing.

80.07 Sun Launches Network Business Advantage Program

     Also Announces High Availability Systems, Support

     NEW YORK CITY - July 25, 1995 - More than 400 CIOs and other information
     technology executives crowded the Sheraton Hotel & Towers today to hear
     Sun Microsystems Computer Company (SMCC) unveil its Network Business
     Advantage (TM) program, which provides corporate customers an easy, fast
     and safe means of leveraging network computing. During the event, Sun also
     announced a comprehensive set of high availability products and services
     to support these and other mission-critical business computing solutions.

80.08 New Lotus Notes Workgroup Applications Developed For Sun

     Entire New Industry Being Built on Notes for Sun

     NEW YORK - July 25, 1995 - Sun Microsystems Computer Company (SMCC) today
     announced that there will be a large addition to the collection of Lotus
     Notes workgroup applications for Sun's SPARC (R)/Solaris (TM) platforms.
     These applications provide new solutions in the areas of finance,
     manufacturing, education, government and technology.

80.09 CA, Sun to Sell, Support Integrated Enterprise Management

     Integrated CA-Unicenter (TM), and Solstice (TM) Solutions Unifies
     Best-of-Breed Systems and Network Management Products

     New York City, August 7, 1995 -- Sun Microsystems, Inc., ("Sun") and
     Computer Associates International, Inc., (CA) today announced their
     intention to jointly sell and support a co-branded, integrated product
     that supplies the key network and systems management functions required
     for supporting today's distributed computing environments.

80.10 TAI Turnkey Solution For Internet Service Providers

     NEW YORK CITY - July 25, 1995 - Technology Applications, Inc. (TAI), a Sun
     Microsystems Computer Company (SMCC) reseller for the past two years,
     today introduced a turnkey solution for telecommunications companies and
     other organizations seeking to jump into the huge market of providing
     Internet access services. TAI's Internet Provider Access Control (IPAC)
     system is built around Sun's SPARC (R)/Solaris (TM) network computing
     platform - ranging from the SPARCstation (TM) 5 system up to the
     SPARCserver (TM) 1000 server. It includes all networking equipment, from
     routers, switches and modems, to Internet security applications and
     publishing tools such as popular browsers, within one self-contained
     cabinet that can be up and running almost immediately. IPAC was unveiled
     today at Sun's commercial solutions Network Business Advantage (TM) event
     in New York City.

80.11 Time Selects Sun for Master Photo Collection

     NEW YORK - July 25, 1995 - Time Inc. has selected Sun Microsystems, the
     network computing leader, as the server and storage provider for the
     digitized photo library it is building from its master collection of more
     than 20 million photos, including vintage prints dating back to the turn
     of the century. Among the collection are well-known pictures such as
     Albert Eisenstadt's "Sailor and A Nurse," taken in New York City's Time
     Square at the end of World War II, Carl Mydans' photos of General Douglas
     MacArthur coming ashore at Iwo Jima, and Phil Stern's pictures of movie
     star James Dean.

80.12 Sun Microsystems Co-Founder Resigns

     MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.- August 10, 1995 - Sun Microsystems, Inc., (SUNW)
     announced today that Andreas "Andy" Bechtolsheim, 39, vice president of
     technology and co-founder of the company, has resigned from Sun in order
     to pursue a new venture in networking technology. Bechtolsheim's duties
     and responsibilities at Sun are being assumed by members of the teams he
     built within the organization.

80.13 SunSoft To Offer Native OpenGL

     Mountain View, Calif., August 8, 1995 -- SunSoft, Inc. today announced it
     will be providing a native OpenGL implementation on Solaris (tm) to run on
     SPARC, Intel and PowerPC platforms as a unified, cross-platform graphics
     environment. The OpenGL application programming interface (API) is a 2D
     and 3D graphics API which SunSoft is licensing from Silicon Graphics, Inc.
     Sun is a leading graphics vendor dominating in established markets such as
     mechanical computer aided design, architecture and engineering, and
     financial analysis. By offering the OpenGL API, SunSoft will extend its
     graphics offerings, increase access to new markets such as animation,
     simulation and virtual reality, and offer traditional markets the ability
     to simplify their programming by using a common API. OpenGL on Solaris
     availability is expected in Summer 1996.

80.14 Solstice Backup 4.1.2

     Sun Microsystems Computer Company (SMCC) announces Solstice Backup 4.1.2,
     a family of products delivering the best data protection for heterogeneous
     computing environments. Solstice Backup ensures consistent, reliable data
     protection, reducing the cost of administration and minimizing backup
     time.

     This enterprise-wide backup and recovery solution supports the widest set
     of network operating systems and desktop operating systems on the market.

80.15 New SunSoft President: Janpieter Scheerder

     MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - August 15, 1995 - Sun Microsystems, Inc. (SMI)
     today announced that Jon Kannegaard, 44, president of SunSoft has chosen
     for personal reasons to step down from his current position. Sun also
     announced that Janpieter Scheerder, currently the vice president and
     general manager of Sun Microsystems Computer Company's (SMCC) Network
     Servers and Information Products Group, has been named his replacement.
     These changes are effective immediately.

80.16 SolarNet PC-X 1.1

     Sun Microsystems Computer Company (SMCC) introduces SolarNet PC-X 1.1 PC
     X-server software. This product enables graphical Solaris (TM) operating
     system and other UNIX applications to be displayed on and controlled from
     a PC running Microsoft Windows. Now, both local and remote PC users can
     simply point and click on desktop icons to access UNIX applications
     transparently.

80.17 SolarNet PC Protocol Services 1.1

     Sun Microsystems Computer Company (SMCC) introduces SolarNet PC Protocol
     Services 1.1 (PPS) software for the Solaris operating environment.
     SolarNet PC Protocol Services provides a networking protocol for Solaris
     servers, compatible with NetWare protocol. This software allows unmodified
     NetWare client users to access Solaris applications and databases
     transparently. Using SolarNet PC Protocol Services 1.1, Solaris
     applications appear as native NetWare applications to the NetWare client
     community. SolarNet PC Protocol Services 1.1 eliminates the traditional
     limitation of a single architecture to deliver applications to the
     enterprise community.

80.18 SolarNet PC Server Services 1.1

     Sun Microsystems Computer Company (SMCC) introduces SolarNet PC Server
     Services 1.1 (PSS) software. SolarNet PC Server Services 1.1 is the
     industry's first truly scalable LAN server software and is compatible with
     NetWare 2.x, 3.x and 4.x clients. It integrates transparently with current
     installations of NetWare, without the need to modify existing servers,
     clients or installed network software. Native NetWare users gain full
     access to applications, and file and print services based on the Solaris
     operating environment.

80.19 STEP UP TO SUN Trade In Program

     Sun Microsystems Computer Company (SMCC) announces new "Step Up To Sun"
     HP/UX 9 to Sun Think Again Migration Program offering:

        o Accredited Migration Partners Program to provide migration support to
          customers moving from Hewlett-Packard to Sun

        o SunService multi-vendor, multi-platform support to enable single
          vendor support of HP and Sun (TM) machines throughout the migration
          process

        o HP/UX 9 to Solaris (TM) 2 Migration Guides (System Admin Guide
          available in mid-August, Software Porting Guide available in early
          September)

        o Specific competitive upgrades with excellent trade-in value for HP
          servers returned to Sun

80.20 Oracle and SunSoft Team Up

     Application Server Solution Offered in Business Alliance Formed Between
     Leading OS and Leading Applications Provider

     Mountain View, Calif., August 14, 1995 -- Oracle, Corp. and SunSoft, Inc.,
     today announced a breakthrough in productivity for growing businesses and
     the computer resellers who serve them. By making available Oracle
     Applications Release 10.5 on Solaris x86, these industry leaders have
     substantially cut the time and money required to develop and deploy a
     tailored business information system.

80.21 NIS Name Services Transition Kit v1.2

     Sun Microsystems Computer Company (SMCC) announces a new maintenance
     release of NIS+ Name Services Transition Kit v1.2.

80.22 Transition of Solaris 2.2 from Pricelist

     Sun Microsystem Computer Company (SMCC) announces the transition of
     Solaris 2.2 operating environment from the pricelist. This includes all
     media, documentation, source, localizations and other Solaris 2.2
     products. This transition is driven by several factors, extremely low
     shipments of all Solaris 2.2 products, limited penetration of Solaris 2.2
     into the installed base, and general acceptance of Solaris 2.3 and Solaris
     2.4.

80.23 SunExpress Offers Cisco FDDI Boards

     Provides Sun Microsystems' Customers With a High-End Solution for
     Mission-Critical Workgroup Networking

     Chelmsford, MA-August 14, 1995-SunExpress, Inc., the aftermarketing
     company of Sun Microsystems, Inc., announced today that it will offer
     Cisco Systems' FDDI dual-attach and single-attach adapter boards. These
     products meet the needs of Sun customers who have adopted FDDI technology
     for fast data transmission in high-performance workstation or server
     environments. FDDI (Fiber Distributed Data Interface) is the pre-eminent
     networking technology for high-performance workgroups and servers.

80.24 SunSoft's Enterprise Backup Available on Intel x86

     MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., August 15, 1995 -- Continuing its aggressive push
     into commercial IT environments, SunSoft, Inc. today introduced the most
     powerful heterogeneous data backup software available now not only for
     SPARC servers but for x86 server platforms as well.

80.25 SunSoft and Informix Provide Database Technology on Solaris x86

     Industry Leaders Offer Information Processing Solution

     Mountain View, Calif. - Aug. 14th, 1995 - Riding the wave of PC-based
     servers, SunSoft, Inc. and Informix Software, Inc. today announced the
     availability of INFORMIX-OnLine Dynamic Server 7.10 on Solaris x86. The
     combination of Solaris, Informix and Intel-based servers will enable users
     to handle enterprise-level information processing, including multimedia
     databases, and easily manage these databases at multiple locations.

80.26 SunSoft and Progress Software Deliver Client/Server Development on
Solaris

     SunSoft Solaris x86 Provides Scalable Platform for PROGRESS Version 7
     Application Development Environment

     Mountain View, Calif. -- Aug. 14, 1995 -- SunSoft, Inc., today announced
     availability of PROGRESS Version 7.3 Application Development Environment
     (ADE) from Progress Software (tm) Corporation on the Solaris x86 2.4
     operating environment. The PROGRESS ADE will enable IS teams and software
     vendors to develop portable, enterprise-scalable, client/server
     applications for x86 and Pentium systems more easily and efficiently.

80.27 Sun Sponsors Product Data Management Integration Center

     MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- August 22, 1995 -- Sun Microsystems Computer
     Company (SMCC) and Structural Dynamics Research Corp. (SDRC) have opened
     an integration center to address integration issues hampering the
     widespread implementation of Product Data Management (PDM) technology. PDM
     systems manage engineering information from concept design through
     manufacturing. The center is located at SDRC's headquarters in Milford,
     Ohio.

80.28 Sun Microsystems Federal Forms Criminal Justice Operation

     Dedicated Team to Focus on Information Technology Solutions for Federal,
     State, Local, and International Agencies

     VIENNA, Virg. - August 14, 1995 - Sun Microsystems Federal, Inc.,
     announced today that it has formed a dedicated Criminal Justice Operation.
     This new organization solidifies the company's commitment to provide
     comprehensive information systems solutions to law enforcement, judicial
     and public safety agencies at the federal, state, local and international
     level.

80.29 Judy Estrin and Robert J. Fisher Join Sun Board of Directors

     MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.- August 22, 1995 - Sun Microsystems, Inc., (SUNW)
     announced today that Judy Estrin and Robert J. Fisher have been appointed
     to its board of directors. Estrin, 40, is president, CEO, director, and
     cofounder of Precept Software, Inc.; Fisher, 41, is executive vice
     president and chief financial officer of Gap, Inc.

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