Mainstream support for the Windows 2000 client software has ended. Do you know what to do?
Microsoft is set to phase out mainstream support for its Windows 2000 client and server releases on June 30.
Microsoft divides its support lifecycle into two phases: Mainstream and extended. Once a product enters the extended support period, Microsoft charges for support.
Windows 2000 is still the operating system of choice for a number of businesses, especially those in the small and midsize business (SMB) space, according to industry watchers, but analysts expect corporate migration to Windows XP to speed up with the end of mainstream support this week.
Earlier this week, the Redmond, Washington software maker made available the Windows 2000 Security Rollup, which includes a list of security-related updates produced for Windows 2000 between the release of Windows 2000 SP4 and April 30, 2005, as well as several important non-security updates.
The following grouping of enterprise and channel-related articles are a comprehensive set of links designed to help you stay informed and help manage Win 2000 support and migration issues.
Windows 2000 Rollup Available Now
Windows 2000 Update Rollout Ready to Roll
Windows 2000 Users June 30 Is D-Day
Windows 2000 Users The Clock Is Ticking
Bye Bye Windows 2000 Service Pack 5
Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 Is Out
Microsoft Ships Last-Minute Windows 2000 Update Rollup
Microsoft to Roll Out Windows 2000 Update Rollup
IE 70 Leaves Windows 2000 Users Out in the Cold
Five Years Later Windows 2000 Looks Naive
Microsoft Scraps Plans for Windows 2000 SP5
Where is the Windows 2000 Service Pack
Microsoft Releases Windows 2000 SP4
Is XP SP2 Helping Windows Migration
Win2K Is Ending: VARs Need New Alternatives Now
Microsoft Upgrade to XP or Else