Microsoft has announced a joint development with Citrix Systems in the US to provide Windows-based terminal (thin client) support for Windows NT Server.
Microsoft is to licence Citrix multi-user technology and both will further develop capabilities on up to NT Server 5.0, allowing applications to be executed from the server, supporting thin clients.
* Microsoft says that support is growing fast for its Application Foundation Classes (AFC) – the Java application developer libraries. Over 100 commercial Java developers are using AFC, and Microsoft says that AFC will be the only foundation classes to ship on the Windows os and Mac.
* New browser features are among enhancements to Internet Explorer 4.0, aimed at security control. Features include Security Zones and Certificate Management for Java applets and networked ActiveX Controls.
* Microsoft has issued a Q and A document covering the Year 2000 problem. It’s free and it’s on http://www.microsoft.com/CIO/ARTICLES/YEAR2000FAQ.htm.