Microsoft.com: Microsoft Announces Final Packaging for Windows 2000Aug 18, 1999, 01:47 (21 Talkback[s])
"The Microsoft® Windows 2000 family consists of four products: Windows 2000 Server, Advanced Server, DataCenter Server and Professional. Windows 2000 Server... supports up to four processors. Windows 2000 Advanced Server... integrates clustering and load balancing and supports up to eight processors. Windows 2000 DataCenter Server... supports additional clustering capabilities and up to 32 processors. Windows 2000 Professional, designed to be the mainstream desktop and laptop operating system..., will continue to support up to two processors."
"With the shift of industry-standard servers toward higher end eight-way configurations and the need for more capacity for the same core tasks historically performed with the Windows NT® Server operating system 4.0, customers want to be able to consolidate their infrastructure for file and print service, Web-based workloads (including e-commerce) and line-of-business solutions on larger machines."
"Windows 2000 Professional, Server and Advanced Server are currently on track to be released by the end of 1999. Windows 2000 DataCenter Server will be released approximately 90-120 days later. Final pricing will be announced separately."