MCP TechMentor 2000, Day 2: Mark Minasi's Windows 2000 Report Card

Mark Minasi opened up day two of the TechMentor Conference in Chicago, which was also the day the NASDAQ and Microsoft took a market drubbing. Minasi couldn't resist adding his two cents with some tongue-in-cheek investment advice: "Don't worry, the judge could easily have a heart attack -- he's heavy; he's a Kentucky Fried Chicken-eating kind of guy...." Don't sell the stock yet; wait a few months."

Minasi then then shot off a laundry list of features he considered to be compelling enough to upgrade to Windows 2000: Plug and Play, offline folders, home directories, and the encrypting file system. But Minasi also cautioned that implementers should carefully weigh the higher hardware costs and a few of Win2K's nagging reliability issues, such as periodic slowdowns and incomplete shutdowns, before taking steps to rollout on an enterprise level.

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