Windows 2000 Service Pack 3 Begins Testing
Within days, testers will begin to receive Windows 2000 Service Pack 3 test kits for evaluation. The kits include useful information about the release, its installation, and the issues that it addresses. As previously reported by BetaNews, the service pack will not include any new features, as Microsoft is focused on sustained development. Target areas include setup, application compatibility, operating system reliability, and numerous security issues.
Microsoft's support knowledge base reveals a listing of 200 identifiable issues that have been uncovered since the last service release alone. Credentialed beta testers can log into BetaPlace –- the company's centralized test site –- to report bugs and participate in Newsgroup discussions.
According to Microsoft, "SP3 is slated for release the first half of 2002."