Weekly SunFlash - November - Week 3

Weekly SunFlash - November - Week 3

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SunFlash 83.w3
                  Weekly SunFlash - November - Week 3

November  1995     John J. McLaughlin, Editor/Publisher    fl...@flashback.com
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   * 83.20: Sun Slices Cost Of Embedded Solaris Development (1 page)
   * 83.21: SunSoft Introduces OEM Release Of Solstice Enterprise Manager
            (2 pages)
   * 83.22: Sun To Bundle SPARCserver Systems With Lotus Notes At No Cost
            (1 page)
   * 83.23: Sun, Sybase Support Customers with Innovative Service (2 pages)
   * 83.24: UNISYS Ports FBA Urbis To Sun (1 page)
   * 83.25: Sun And Unisys To Jointly Deliver Next Generation Financial Systems
            (1 page)
   * 83.26: Sun Program Endorses Best-of-Breed Internet Providers (2 pages)
   * 83.27: Sun Network Powers Massive Medical Imaging Convention (1 page)
   * 83.28: Competitiveness Group Honors Sun For Outstanding Quality (1 page)
   * 83.29: SunService Opens New Solution Center In Mexico (1 page)
   * 83.30: Sun Microsystems Announces A Two-for-One Stock Split (1 page)
   * 83.31: Telos Wins Major Contract With Solaris On Intel (1 page)
   * 83.32: Sun's First Annual Worldwide Volunteer Week (1 page)
   * 83.33: Credit du Maroc Chooses Sun's SPARC Network Computing (1 page)

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83.20 Sun Slices Cost Of Embedded Solaris Development

      85/110 MHz SPARCengine prices down as much as 20%

      SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- October 23, 1995 -- Sun Microsystems, Inc.'s
      SPARC Technology Business unit moved aggressively today to cut the
      cost of entry for the growing number of OEMs choosing the Solaris
      operating environment as their embedded operating system. The
      company reduced prices on its microSPARC processor-based
      SPARCengine 5 boards that carry the right to use the Solaris
      environment by as much as 20 percent.

83.21 SunSoft Introduces OEM Release Of Solstice Enterprise Manager

      Relationship With Strategic Mapping, Inc. Incorporates GIS
      Technology

      URL: http://www.sun.com/solstice

      MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- October 30, 1995 -- Targeting companies
      that offer large-scale enterprise network management products,
      SunSoft, Inc., today announced a production-ready release of its
      enterprise management platform Solstice Enterprise Manager (EM)
      1.1.1. Solstice EM is a new generation object-oriented management
      platform designed for managing networks of 10,000 or more nodes
      across the world. Solstice EM, through a relationship with
      Strategic Mapping Inc., is also the first platform to include an
      embedded, standards-based, extensible mapping system for major
      cities, states, and countries of the world. With this
      announcement, SunSoft, a Sun Microsystems business, further
      supports its mission to provide software that enables companies to
      develop, deploy and manage mission-critical communications
      applications.

83.22 Sun To Bundle SPARCserver Systems With Lotus Notes At No Cost

      Sun Extends Packaging Program to European Countries

      MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - October 27, 1995 - Sun Microsystems
      Computer Company announced that beginning today, it will bundle
      Lotus Notes Release 3.x, the de facto standard for collaborative
      workgroup computing, at no charge with every SPARCserver system
      shipped in Europe until June 30, 1996. The bundle program is being
      extended to Europe due to the success of a similar program in the
      United States and Canada. The bundle will be available in Austria,
      Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, The
      Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden and the United Kingdom.
      Offering tremendous power and scalability, the Sun SPARC/Solaris
      platform was the first and currently the leading UNIX platform for
      Lotus Notes.

83.23 Sun, Sybase Support Customers with Innovative Service

      New Offerings Provide Solid Foundation for Enterprise Computing

      NEW YORK - October 30, 1995 - Sun Microsystems, Inc., and Sybase,
      Inc., today unveiled an innovative customer service offering, the
      Cooperative Technical Support Agreement (CTSA), which will deliver
      an unprecedented level of response to joint customers. With CTSA,
      customers will get the system support needed to run open,
      distributed client-server environments based on the
      industry-leading database and network computing technology
      delivered by Sybase SQL Server 11 on Sun platforms. CTSA is
      available to designated Sybase and Sun customers with support
      contracts in the commercial, government and other marketplaces.
      This is the first global support agreement Sybase has signed with
      a platform partner, covering customers in North America, Europe
      and Japan.

83.24 UNISYS Ports FBA Urbis To Sun

      COPENHAGEN- October 24, 1995 - Sun Microsystems Computer Company
      and Unisys International Banking Services Center (IBSC), today
      announced that Unisys has ported its international banking
      solution, FBA Urbis, to the Sun network computing platform based
      on its Sun's SPARC Solaris architecture.

83.25 Sun And Unisys To Jointly Deliver Next Generation Financial Systems

      Unisys Also to Resell Sun Solutions Running SWIFTAlliance

      COPENHAGEN - October 24, 1995 - Sun Microsystems Computer Company
      and Unisys today announced a program to work with S.W.I.F.T.
      (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications) to
      migrate banks and financial institutions to SWIFTAlliance Access
      on a network computing model based on the Sun SPARC Solaris
      architecture. The alliance will ease the migration path for
      SWIFTAlliance users by leveraging Unisys installation,
      configuration and systems integration expertise, and Sun's proven
      network computing architecture and hardware.

83.26 Sun Program Endorses Best-of-Breed Internet Providers

      Assists Customers, Resellers of Sun Netra Internet Servers

      MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., - October 31, 1995 - Sun Microsystems
      Computer Company today announced a program that will help
      businesses bound for the Internet by using Sun's Netra Internet
      Server, to select an optimum Internet integration and service
      provider. Sun's Netra Internet Server is a complete,
      pre-installed, and easy-to-use system that allows companies to
      gain rapid access to the World Wide Web and establish a secure
      business presence on the Internet. The Preferred Internet Provider
      Program assists Sun customers by identifying premier Internet
      providers (IPs) from among the hundreds of companies now offering
      a potpourri of Internet-related services.

83.27 Sun Network Powers Massive Medical Imaging Convention

      RSNAnet Enables Manufacturers to Give Practical Demonstrations of
      PACS, DICOM Standard

      MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - October 24, 1995 - Sun Microsystems
      Computer Company will supply much of the core network computing
      infrastructure for the complex RSNAnet at this year's Scientific
      Assembly and Annual Meeting in Chicago of the Radiological Society
      of North America (RSNA), November 26-30. RSNAnet will allow more
      than 200 technical exhibitors to exchange medical images from
      booth to booth, exhibit hall to exhibit hall, and building to
      building within the McCormick Place convention complex and around
      the world via the Internet.

83.28 Competitiveness Group Honors Sun For Outstanding Quality

      Philip B. Crosby Award Bestowed on Sun by American Society for
      Competitiveness

      DALLAS, Texas - October 20, 1995 - The American Society for
      Competitiveness today awarded Sun Microsystems its highest award
      for quality at its annual conference here. The Crosby Medal is
      presented annually to the public and private sector entities that
      have demonstrated excellence in establishing a competitive edge
      through quality. Another award recipient this year is former U.S.
      President George Bush.

83.29 SunService Opens New Solution Center In Mexico

      Two-Year Bundled System Support Available With All New Sun Systems
      Effective November 7, 1995

      URL: http://www.sun.com/sunservice

      MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA *November 7, 1995* The SunService Division of
      Sun Microsystems, Inc. announces the December 1 opening of its
      newest Solution Center in Mexico. The new SunService facility will
      deliver expertise and support to technical and enterprise
      customers having networked UNIX environments. Sun is the leader in
      the high-technology UNIX workstation market in open distributed
      computing and in Internet technologies. Sun Microsystems de Mexico
      S.A. de C.V. and its Authorized Service Providers employ more than
      300 sales and service specialists throughout Mexico.

83.30 Sun Microsystems Announces A Two-for-One Stock Split

      MOUNTAIN VIEW, California -- November 2, 1995 -- Sun Microsystems,
      Inc., (NASDAQ:SUNW) today announced that its Board of Directors
      has approved a two-for-one split of its common stock.

83.31 Telos Wins Major Contract With Solaris On Intel

      Contract Includes Approximately 6,000 Solaris Pentium Servers

      MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- November 7, 1995 -- SunSoft, Inc., the
      information and communications infrastructure company, today
      announced that Telos Corporation, an information technology
      provider headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, was awarded the Small
      Multiuser Contract (SMC)-II by the U.S. Army which includes
      SunSoft's Solaris on Intel Workgroup Servers and associated
      SunSoft middleware.

83.32 Sun's First Annual Worldwide Volunteer Week

      Largest Volunteer Effort by Silicon Valley Company to Benefit
      Global Community

      MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.- October 27, 1995 - With more than 2,000
      employees from 15 countries pledging over 16,000 volunteer hours,
      Sun Microsystems today launched the largest employee volunteer
      campaign to date by a Silicon Valley company. Sun Worldwide
      Volunteer Week 1995, taking place October 29-November 4, is a
      week-long campaign dedicated to giving back to the communities
      around the world where Sun's employees live and work.  Employees
      in North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia have
      planned more than 75 community service projects for the week.

83.33 Credit du Maroc Chooses Sun's SPARC Network Computing

      MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- October 23, 1995 -- Credit du Maroc, the
      third largest private bank in Morocco, has chosen SPARC network
      computing systems from Sun Microsystems Computer Company running
      the Solaris operating environment as the single technology
      platform to replace all of the banks existing computer systems and
      to automate remaining manual processes across the company. The
      deal is estimated to be valued at more than US$5 million over the
      next two years and is currently in a pilot phase of development.

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