Microsoft missed its release-to-manufacturing deadline last week for the final beta of Windows 2000. However, sources indicate that the event will occur this week.
Release Candidate 3 was put on hold last Friday when Microsoft discovered a security issue that was “serious enough for us to consider stopping the train for,” according to an internal Windows 2000 status update.
Microsoft officials reiterated at Comdex/Fall ’99 this week that the company is still on track to release the final commercial version of Windows 2000 to manufacturing before the end of this calendar year. Commercial availability of the product is set to start February 17, 2000.
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