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Microsoft Cuts Terminal Server Price

Microsoft has cut the price of a client access license forWindows NT 4.0 Terminal Server Edition by more than half, ina move aimed at addressing complaints from many customers.Terminal Server provides users with the ability to runWindows applications remotely on an NT server from a varietyof devices, including thin clients. Many corporate customershave expressed interest in Terminal Server because it letsthem centralize administration and access to applications,thus reducing administration costs.

Microsoft announced last June that every client, whether itwas a full-function PC running Windows or a thin-clientdevice, would need to have a separate client access licensefor Windows NT Workstation, which costs $259 in single-unitquantities. The new license, which will be available March1, costs $109 in single-unit quantities, with the pricesdecreasing as the customer buys more licenses. The lowercost, however, does not eliminate the need for each clientto also have an NT Server client access license, which costsabout $40 in single-unit quantities.

The modified licensing policy helps customers who want torun thin-client Windows-based terminals against TerminalServer, and it lowers the up-front costs for customers whohave full-function PCs with a version of Windows other thanNT Workstation.

Separately, two manufacturers of Windows-based terminalsyesterday announced significant price cuts on their systems.Wyse Technology says it's dropping prices by up to 25% onall of its models, while Neoware Systems Inc. is cutting thecost of its NeoStation 220 by 37%. Wyse, for example,reduced its high-end Winterm 3715SE model, which includes a15-inch monitor, from an estimated street price of $1,215 to$925. The NeoStation 200, which also includes a 15-inchmonitor, is now priced at $688.

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