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Novell Begins eOpportunity Tour to Introduce the New, Web-Enabled NetWare 5.1

Novell, Inc., today announced the beginning of a global eOpportunity tour targeted at resellers and end users of Novell's NetWare software.

PROVO, Utah | January 24, 2000

Novell, Inc., today announced the beginning of a global eOpportunity tour targeted at resellers and end users of Novell's NetWare software. The North American portion of the tour, which is co-sponsored by IBM* Netfinity* (NYSE: IBM) and Lucent Technologies (NYSE: LU), will begin in Salt Lake City, Utah this month, and will span 160 U.S. and Canadian cities. The purpose of the tour is to present the new capabilities of Novell's NetWare 5.1 server platform and its benefits to ebusiness. Resellers and consumers will also learn about the advantages of upgrading to NetWare 5.1, the next version of the company's flagship product that extends the network to the Web by integrating Web services and browser-based administration into Novell's industry leading network infrastructure platform.

"We are thrilled by the release of NetWare 5.1 and look forward to this training on Novell solutions," said Dan Posner, CEO for Tech Management Solutions, Inc. "Our beta testing of NetWare 5.1 reveals faster performance and easier management. The integration of IBM WebSphere* and Oracle* (NASDAQ: ORCL) components deliver a full set of critical Net services on which to grow ebusiness. This is the best product Novell has put together ever!"

"The eOpportunity Tour is important to our resellers who want to increase their revenue opportunities. It's also important to our customers who need to leverage their existing IT investments while bringing new capabilities that extend their networks beyond the firewall," said David Shirk, vice president, product marketing for Novell. "Bottom line: Novell's new NDS eDirectory, along with other enhancements included with NetWare 5.1, provides the Net services foundation our customers need to succeed."

The North American eOpportunity Tour will begin in Salt Lake City, Utah in January, with tour stops scheduled for 160 cities in the U.S. and Canada. International tours will launch in the spring. A complete listing of the dates, locations and registration information, is available at

The tour includes sessions tailored for resellers and for end users. During the seminars, participants will learn how a small company can compete with a national chain by integrating ebusiness solutions from Novell, IBM and Lucent Technologies. In addition, IBM will showcase WebSphere, which is integrated with NetWare 5.1, and its Netfinity servers. Lucent Technologies will show the power of directory-enabled RealNet* Rules Policy Manager, QIP* and Cajun* switches in a mixed-network environment.

NetWare 5.1 NetWare 5.1 from Novell enables organizations to quickly develop, deploy and manage Web-based applications and extend their networks beyond the enterprise, with the reliability today's digital world demands. Additional information on NetWare 5.1 can be obtained at

About Novell

Novell, Inc. (NASDAQ:NOVL) is the broadest supplier of Net infrastructure software used to integrate and manage the diverse information resources of private business networks and the Internet. Novell's worldwide channel, consulting, developer, education and technical support programs are the most extensive in the network computing industry.

For information on Novell's complete range of products and services, contact Novell's Customer Response Center at (888) 321-4CRC (4272), or visit Novell's Web site at Press may access Novell announcements and company information on the World Wide Web at or for press information specifically about the tour, visit In addition, detailed comparisons between Novell products and competitive offerings from other vendors are available on the Web at

Novell, NetWare and NDS are registered trademarks, and eDirectory is a trademark of Novell, Inc. in the United States and other countries. *All third-party trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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John Pilmer
Novell, Inc.
Telephone: (801) 861-2925

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