What's the matter with Microsoft ??
They released W2K far later than promised and the new OS platform (Windows XP) is already in the beta release. Yes, indeed a company like Microsoft must keep on developing, so you can understand that this is happening. The release for Windows XP is planned for July this year, but IMHO it will be later, Microsoft has been making promises before as we all know.
What will it mean for us as their certified technicians, everybody with a certification
in NT 4.0 has to take the test for W2K before the end of this year or otherwise
certification will run at it's end. But what if they will release Windows XP
?? do we have to take a complete new certification track again. It gonna take
a lot of time to get
it all straight. I don't know what to do at this moment, busy studying the W2K
track to get the proper certification before the end of this year, but wondering
what will happen then !!
Why is this happening ??
One of the rumor is that they have very much problems with the Active Directory, which is the best new feature in W2K according to the MS marketing. The problems are so big that they cannot resolve them with a service pack (SP1 for W2K is just released and SP2 is already been tested) and have to come up with an entire new kernel. This means that they have to come up with a new release.
As far as I can see it's very fuzzy and I keep on track with the news coming for the MS people. During the time they need to make up their minds I keep on study to get the proper certification.