Dear Windows-Help.NET Subscriber,
After many delays, two and a half year of alpha/beta releases, Windows 2000 has finally gone Gold with Build 2195. Windows 2000 Build 2195 is the final build of the long awaited Windows 2000 Operating System.
Going "GOLD" means that the code is fixed, and will be released to manufacturing (RTM).
"Our customers have been intimately involved in the development process for Windows 2000 since its inception and they expect nothing less than the highest-quality, most reliable platform on which to run their businesses," said Steve Ballmer, president of Microsoft. "We've heard from our customers loud and clear that Windows 2000 is now ready to support their demanding needs, so we're proud to release Windows 2000 to manufacturing today."
General availability of Windows 2000 Professional, Windows 2000 Server and Windows 2000 Advanced Server begins on Feb. 17, 2000. Windows 2000 Datacenter Server is expected to be available approximately 90 to 120 days later.
You can find more information on Windows 2000 on the Windows-Help.NET Web site.
Tweaking Toolbox for Windows
A new version of Tweaking Toolbox for Windows (TTW) was released recently. Designed to make changes to the Windows registry, TTW allows you to customize and/or change the Desktop, Start menu and several other settings to optimize Windows without having to edit the registry. For a complete overview of the software, please refer to the TTW Functions page.
Microsoft DLL Help database
The purpose of this site is to help Developers and IT Professionals better handle file version conflict problems - a situation commonly referred to as DLL Hell. This tool provides a list of file names and versions, along with other information, from major Microsoft products.
Created by Microsoft Developer Support Professionals, it provides a searchable database of the names, versions, and related information on most files that ship with selected Microsoft products. Use this site when you want to know which version of a file shipped with a particular Microsoft product, or as a way to track the source of a file on your system that you think might have shipped with a Microsoft product. Please note that this tool does not provide file dependency or interdependency information, nor does it provide direct links to download the files listed in the database.
Microsoft DLL Help database.
You can find many DLL's in The DLL Archive.