Volgens dit nieuwsbericht van Techweb heeft Microsoft 6 oktober vastgesteld als datum voor de release van Win2000:
Microsoft has pencilled in Oct. 6 as the day it will launch Windows 2000. Although the date is not absolutely definite, Microsoft said it was confident enough with the development of the operating system's Beta 3 that this wouldbe the launch date. This also should be preceded by a release of Windows 2000 Release Candidate 1 in the first week of July.
[...]The Windows 2000 Data Centre version of the server code is due to arrive in 2000, according to Microsoft -- about 120 days after other versions of the operating system.
Mikrosoft is verstandig genoeg om geen jaartal te noemen .