New version of Microsoft business OS

Microsoft on Monday released Windows Datacenter Special Edition, a version of its high-end operating system for retail, financial, telecommunications and Internet service providers doing data mining and warehousing, online analytical processing and e-commerce online transaction processing. Microsoft released Windows 2000 Datacenter in August 2000, but two other high-end versions of Windows also are in the pipeline. In August, the Redmond, Wash.-based company released Windows Advanced Server Limited Edition for Intel's Itanium processor. Last week, Microsoft disclosed that Windows .Net Server would ship in the second half instead of the first as previously indicated. The successor to Windows 2000 Server, .Net Server, is testing, currently at beta 3.

Microsoft on Monday released Windows Datacenter Special Edition, a version of its high-end operating system for retail, financial, telecommunications and Internet service providers doing data mining and warehousing, online analytical processing and e-commerce online transaction processing. Microsoft released Windows 2000 Datacenter in August 2000, but two other high-end versions of Windows also are in the pipeline.

In August, the Redmond, Wash.-based company released Windows Advanced Server Limited Edition for Intel's Itanium processor. Last week, Microsoft disclosed that Windows .Net Server would ship in the second half instead of the first as previously indicated. The successor to Windows 2000 Server, .Net Server, is testing, currently at beta 3.

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