Exclusive: Windows 2000 SP4 Release Dates Revealed

Details this week have emerged about the release date of Windows 2000 Service Pack 4. The final edition is due to be released in English and German form to RTP(Release to Premier) on June the 16th. Shortly afterwards the RTW/RTM (Release to Web/Release to Manufacturing) will be released on June the 18th.

In a document entitled "Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 Readiness Guide, v1.2 (28th May)" Microsoft outlines key dates for the release of SP4.

  • Release to Manufacturing (RTM) - June 18, 2003

  • Release to Premier (RTP) - June 16, 2003

  • Release to Web (RTW) - June 18, 2003

  • North America CD Fulfillment - CDs ship to end users 4-6 weeks after RTM

  • Channel Availability (Select) - Standalone and Integrated Code ships in the August kit

  • Channel Availability (Open) - Available to existing customers via WWF SP4 SKU or by downloading; New customers receive integrated SP4 in their first kit.

    The document not only describes key dates but also Microsoft's plans to "walk the whole nine yards" for their customers.

    News source: In-House

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