News Burst: MS says Win2000 on track for this year

It's an ongoing debate: Will Microsoft ship Windows 2000 this year or next? The person most likely to know the answer is still saying Microsoft's tracking to deliver Windows 2000 by year-end.

But Brian Valentine, vice president of Microsoft's Business and Enterprise Division -- who, under senior vice president Jim Allchin, heads up Windows 2000 development at Microsoft -- also acknowledged Wednesday that Release Candidate 3, the final beta release of the product, won't be out until November.

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