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SALT LAKE CITY (BrainShare) | March 19, 2001

Novell, Inc., the leading provider of Net services software today announced:

Novell Network Storage Appliance Unveiled
Novell today introduced the Novell® Network Storage Appliance, a network attached storage (NAS) device that possesses the entire Novell portfolio of robust file system technologies, security, manageability and reliability. Built on proven NetWare® technology, the Novell Network Storage Appliance is aimed at the remote office, workgroup, department and small business markets.

With corporate data storage requirements doubling every six to nine months and the cost of managing new storage being five to seven times the price of the storage, IT managers are finding more effective ways for storage provisioning and management. Novell Network Storage Appliance is the only NAS appliance on the market that completely supports the Novell environment, in addition to supporting Windows*, UNIX*, Linux*, Macintosh*, Novell and Web-based clients. All have native access to the Novell Network Storage appliance and all users, regardless of the client platform, can be centrally managed across a fleet of Novell Network Storage Appliances through the power of Novell NDS® eDirectory.

The Novell branded appliance is scheduled for shipment this summer. Pricing will be announced at a later date.

Novell Internet Printing Puts Simple, Secure Printing on the Net
Novell is taking customers' existing print infrastructure and extending it to the Net with Novell Internet Printing. Built on top of proven Novell Distributed Print Servicesä (NDPS®), Novell Internet Printing inherits the manageability, scalability, reliability and ease of use that made NDPS the leading print solution for enterprises. Novell Internet Printing will be part of NetWare 6 when it ships later this year.

Novell Internet Printing uses IPP (Internet Printing Protocol), the Web browser and Web technology to give users simple and secure access to printers that may be located anywhere in the world. Because it is built on NDPS, there is no need for users to purchase IPP printers. Novell Internet Printing transforms an NDPS printer into an IPP printer and gives it a presence on the Net.

Users simply access a list of printers via a Web browser and click on the printer they want. Administrators can also use the map tool to quickly create Web maps of building floor plans, dragging and dropping printer icons directly where printers are located. Then the user clicks once on the printer icon to install the desired printer. The drivers are automatically downloaded and the print job is securely sent to the correct printer over a LAN or the Internet. It is not necessary to have the NetWare client installed on the workstation to use Novell Internet Printing.

Novell Consulting Delivers Partner Business Opportunity Kit
Novell Consulting, committed to strengthening its business partner revenue potential with Net services technology, announces the release of the Partner Business Opportunity Kit (PBOK). The PBOK provides Consultant and Systems Integrators (CSIs), Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and top Platinum and Gold channel partners with the information and documentation needed to engage with and leverage Novell Consulting as a prime contractor or subcontractor in customer engagements. The kit walks partners through the engagement process from start to finish, from initial contact with the Consulting Branch Manager to beginning work on-site. The objective being to help partners to quickly ramp up their growth potential and simplify, secure and accelerate their customers' transitions to eBusiness.

The PBOK was created as a tool to maximize the co-engagement opportunities between Novell and its partners, leveraging the specialization each has to offer. Partners will be able to take advantage of Novell Consulting's expertise and proven methodologies, and Consulting will leverage the specialization brought by each partner. The result is a comprehensive business solution for customers that combines Novell and partner technologies to help customers make the transition to eBusiness. For partners, the collaboration means greater revenue opportunities with access to more customers in new markets. Novell Consulting will always involve a partner in all engagements involving the technology highlighted in the PBOK, whether in a co-engagement or through referring the lead for a partner to engage alone. This provides partners with greater business development opportunities to bring leading edge solutions to market 30 to 50 percent faster than they could alone.

The PBOK is a living, constantly evolving document and can be found at

Novell Education Delivers Learning Zone to BrainShare 2001
The Novell Learning Zone,, allows participants to utilize eLearning products offered by Novell. At BrainShare® 2001, participants have access on more than 200 workstations to:

  • Create a personalized "My Learning Zone"
  • Prepare for the CDE(SM) exams
  • Participate in daily "Practicum Challenge" events
  • Access online training and self-study materials
  • Access the Novell Online Lab and Online Mentors

The Novell Learning Zone is the source for all online and self-paced training solutions. These features and products provide users with the flexibility to rapidly adapt to new opportunities in the Net economy.

Making Solutions Hum with Novell Developer Labs
As demand for Novell Net services software and related solutions grows, developer demand grows for cost-effective engineering/development assistance to fully integrate with Novell products and technologies such as NDS eDirectory, Single Sign-on, iChain, DirXML and Novell Portal Services, among others.

Working side-by-side with Novell engineering experts in technical facilities located in Provo, Boston and San Jose, partners develop and deliver new directory-enabled solutions, as well as move current products from other platforms.

Features of Novell Developer Labs

  • All Novell software fully configured
  • Automation tools for large, complex setups
  • All necessary development tools available

Benefits of Novell Developer Labs

  • Fastest time to market
  • Better overall application performance and reliability
  • One-on-one eDirectory, DirXML, iChain, etc., training with expert Novell engineers
  • Fastest access to Novell engineering resources

For more information go to or e-mail to

Developer SysOps Share Secrets of Success
SysOps are a supplement to Novell's already outstanding support offerings, including phone, e-mail and electronic support, as well as the hands-on Novell Developer Labs. SysOps volunteers take an active interest in helping to make solutions work.

Recognized as experts in their fields, Novell Developer SysOps work closely with Novell engineers to provide answers to tough questions on the Novell Developer Support Forums ( Whether looking for help with NDS eDirectory, LDAP, NetWare, GroupWise®, etc., their advice is free.

For details at BrainShare go to the Developer SysOp room (off the North Lobby Developer Den) or see

About Novell
Novell, Inc. (NASDAQ:NOVL), is the leading provider of Net services software that delivers services to secure and power all types of networks the Internet, intranets, and extranets; wired to wireless; corporate and public across leading operating systems. Novell's Net services software provides the foundation for one Net a single global network that supports new applications and forms of business. Worldwide channel, consulting, education and technical support programs, along with strategic alliances, combine Novell Net services software with third-party products and services to form complete Net solutions.

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 In addition, detailed comparisons between Novell products and competitive offerings from other vendors are available on the Web at

Novell, NetWare, GroupWise, NDPS and NDS are registered trademarks; BrainShare is a registered service mark; DirXML, eDirectory, iChain, Novell Distributed Print Services and Novell Learning Zone are trademarks; and CDE is a service mark 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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