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ComputerWorld: With few certified Win 2K apps, user testing urged

Feb 05, 2000, 00:16 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dominique Deckmyn)

"This week only eight of more than 7,000 applications ported to Windows 2000 had been certified to run on it. That's partly because Microsoft Corp. has decided to clamp down on sloppy code, but it's also partly because server certification specifications were late and because some application vendors are balking at the high cost of certification.

The bottom line for users: Test your applications to make sure they work properly with the new operating system.

Customers should definitely do internal testing before rolling out applications that are merely 'ready,' said Peter Olledart, group manager in charge of Windows 2000 certification at Microsoft."

"Microsoft said it still hopes to have more than 30 applications certified at launch and 100 to 150 applications six months after that."

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