IT-Director: Novell eDirectory Preempts Windows 2000Nov 18, 1999, 19:12 (3 Talkback[s])
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"Many commentators believed that Novell was living under a death sentence waiting to be slowly destroyed by the remorseless advance of Windows 2000. ...Active Directory - to be delivered with Windows 2000 - ...would provide NDS with direct competition and possibly grind it into history.
However several things happened to deflect this scenario; Windows 2000 was late and its first version of Active Directory does not include the same level of capability as NDS. Linux happened damaging the momentum of Windows 2000 and finally a number of large companies, particularly Telcos simply could not wait for Microsoft or anyone else and began deploying NDS extensively. Novell is now releasing eDirectory, an extension of NDS, which will further challenge Microsoft's Active Directory. EDirectory takes NDS a step further, providing the same NDS capability but spanning corporate and public networks."