"Windows 2000 information with details of Windows 2000 features."
MICROSOFT WINDOWS 2000
"Today Microsoft Corp. announced the release to manufacturing of the Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional, Windows 2000 Server and Windows 2000 Advanced Server operating systems. Hundreds of customers, PC manufacturers, and independent software and hardware vendors have signed off on the quality, performance and reliability of Windows 2000, confirming that it is ready to ship to customers. Microsoft plans general availability of Windows 2000 with a worldwide launch on Feb. 17, 2000."
WINDOWS 2000 PLATFORM
"Windows 2000 is an ideal platform for the next generation of business computing and addresses the full range of customers' computing needs, from laptops and desktops to high end, clustered servers. The operating system helps organizations Internet enable their business with a reliable, manageable infrastructure that is optimized for existing and emerging hardware. In addition, new benchmark results illustrate the specific performance benefits that customers will receive with Windows 2000. These tests show that Windows 2000 Professional outperforms Windows 95, Windows 98 and the Windows NT Workstation 4.0 operating system running on a computer with a minimum 64 MB of memory, while Windows 2000 Server offers superior price and performance in the areas of symmetrical multiprocessing (SMP), scalability and Web applications."
INTERNET ENABLING BUSINESS
"Windows 2000 empowers companies to Internet enable their businesses with a fully integrated Web applications server for building reliable, highly scalable distributed Web applications. As the cornerstone of Windows DNA 2000, Windows 2000 provides a comprehensive and integrated set of capabilities for Web developers including a high performance Web server featuring Active Server Pages, COM+ component services, transactions and message queue support, database access, Internet security, and end to end XML support. Customers can build state of the art Web applications with Windows 2000."
"Windows 2000 provides a more reliable platform and has been designed from the ground up through an improved architecture to help ensure higher system uptime and more consistent application performance, enabling businesses to achieve greater levels of availability."
"Windows 2000 is a more manageable operating system that provides centralized, policy based management with new technologies such as IntelliMirror TM management technologies and the Active Directory TM service; greater interoperability; and faster deployment options that lower the total cost of ownership for organizations of all sizes."
BEST PLATFORM FOR NEW DEVICES
"Windows 2000 Professional increases business users' productivity by providing seamless access to information whether connected or disconnected from the network broad laptop support and advanced networking hardware such as digital subscriber line (DSL), cable modems and wireless technologies. Windows 2000 also provides customers with support for current and emerging peripherals such as Universal Serial Bus (USB), IEEE 1394 and infrared devices."
WINDOWS 2000 PACKS A PUNCH
"Windows 2000 Professional is the fastest Windows client yet. Independent tests conducted by Ziff Davis Labs and IT Week show that Windows 2000 Professional is up to 39 percent faster than Windows 95, 30 percent faster than Windows 98, and up to 24 percent faster than Windows NT Workstation 4.0 in configurations with 64 MB of memory or higher."
MICROSOFT 2000 SUPPORT
"Windows 2000 end of support date July 2010."