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What will Windows 2000 really cost?

Microsoft's vision of corporations migrating to Windows 2000 will probably become very clouded once IT managers realise the costs of adopting the much-anticipated technology, a study by researchers at Gartner Group asserted last week.

WinCE upgrade addresses synch issues

A new update to be released by Microsoft will address sluggish installation and synchronisation issues in the Windows CE operating system, the company has announced.

Microsoft moving on consumer Windows

The next consumer Windows operating system, already enshrouded by Microsoft with the catch phrase, "It just works", is expected to be released next year.

Windows 2000 Release 1 could appear by end of June

Microsoft is hoping to reach a significant Windows 2000 milestone by completing Release Candidate 1 (RC1) of the system by the end of June, but many beta testers still are unclear about when they will get their hands on that issue.

Waiting for Windows 2000 Beta 3

Beta 3 of Windows 2000, due to be released to manufacturers by the end of the week, will be a feature-complete version of the client/server OS, company officials said yesterday.

Office 2000 to include registration requirement

Some versions of Office 2000 will be equipped with a new Registration Wizard that will shut down the desktop applications suite if the user has not registered it with Microsoft after 50 uses, the company has announced

Is the DoJ case now moot?

Has the AOL/Netscape deal pulled the rug out from under the US DoJ's antitrust suit? Or will it have a different effect?

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