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ComputerWorld: Last Major Windows 2000 Beta Ships

Sep 20, 1999, 18:08 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Orenstein)

"Release Candidate 2 (RC2) represents the last time Microsoft Corp. plans to make any major changes in Windows 2000. A third release candidate is possible, said Keith White, director of the company's business and enterprise division, but any fixes resulting from it will be minor."

"Alan Williams, director of distributed systems at Pennsylvania State University in State College, Pa., said Windows 2000 Professional looks solid, but the Active Directory and DNS features have bugs. He said Microsoft is aware of the problems, which he declined to specify."

"Microsoft said last week that two performance-enhancing technologies -- component load balancing and in-memory database hosting -- will not ship with Windows 2000."

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