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Windows NT/2000 Evolution in a Nutshell

Not long after the release of 3.1, Windows NT 3.5 followed in September 1994. A fairly significant upgrade, it offered improved stability, better performance, and more competent system management tools. In June 1995, the next update appeared—Windows NT 3.51. Always running a little behind the consumer line of Windows in terms of user niceties, 3.51 at least attempted to include some of the hardware support that Windows 95 offered, such as wider application and support for PCMCIA cards (credit-card-sized devices—modems and NICs, for example—commonly used by portable computers). Whereas 3.1 had negligible acceptance, NT 3.5 and 3.51 marked the beginning of more rapid adoption.

At this juncture, it became clear to observers that Microsoft was seriously gunning for Novell. NT 3.5 included NetWare integration tools, culminating withFPNW (File and Print Services for NetWare) in 1996. FPNW provided regular NetWare file and print services on an NT Server machine. When installed on a Windows NT server, FPNW let regular NetWare client PCs access the NT server as though it were a NetWare server. It was clear that Microsoft was willing to go to great lengths to entice Information Systems (IS) managers to convert to NT by making the transition from NetWare to NT a smooth one.


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