"Typically, Microsoft notifies customers of its pricing at launch, but we are notifying customers and partners well in advance so they will be able to budget for Windows 2000," explains Mike Nash, general manager of product management for Business Windows, who adds that he's expecting to see lots of migrations early with the product.
Windows 2000 Professional, the client, will cost $219 as an upgrade from previous Windows 95 and 98 clients, or $319 if it's not an upgrade. To migrate from Windows NT 4.0 Workstation to Professional will cost $149, officials in Redmond, Wash., said.
On the server side of the house, Microsoft is claiming it will charge half of the estimated street price that Novell charges for 10-user configurations.
For Windows 2000 Server, a 10-user version will cost $1,199 and a 25-user SKU will run $1,799. Upgrading from older versions of NT or from Novell NetWare will cost $599 or $899, for 10- and 25-user versions respectively.
Windows 2000 Advanced Server will cost $3,999 for a 25-user license or $1,999 to upgrade from NT 4.0 Enterprise Server to Windows 2000 Advanced, officials said.
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