Microsoft Releases what they have called "The Most Powerful Operating System Ever"

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted Aug 1, 2000


Christopher Rice

   It will officially be out next month, but it has been moved into manufacturing, so, as far as I can tell, Datacenter Server is done (at least until the Service Packs).  I got a headline type e-mail about this on Friday, but then saw a Reuters article while surfing through the stocks and options world on Sunday that really caught my eye. 

It will officially be out next month, but it has been moved into manufacturing, so, as far as I can tell, Datacenter Server is done (at least until the Service Packs). I got a headline type e-mail about this on Friday, but then saw a Reuters article while surfing through the stocks and options world on Sunday that really caught my eye.

   The reason was the statement about the most powerful operating system ever.  I would imagine that a better approach might be to wait until the product has hit the streets and gotten a little feedback before making such a bold proclamation (I guess they have to keep up the marketing).

   Here is a clip from that Reuters article:

  

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp. (NasdaqNM:MSFT - news) said it will release its most powerful operating system ever late next month, hailing the product as an important piece in its new ``.NET'' strategy to shift the software giant's focus to the Internet.

Windows 2000 Datacenter Server, the top-of-the-line version of Microsoft's family of operating systems for corporate computer networks, was sent to manufacturers on Friday and will go on sale September 26, the company said Friday.

Datacenter is capable of powering computers with up to 32 processors and targets the biggest and most demanding networks, such as those found in financial establishments or scientific research institutions that need to crunch huge amounts of information.

   

    If anybody has access to this OS and has been able to use it, please e-mail me a little feedback as I am eager to see if the folks at Microsoft live up to their word.

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