ComputerWorld: Last Major Windows 2000 Beta Ships

“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.”