Windows 2000 Should Ship Year-End; Microsoft to Spend $3.8 Billion on R&D | AccountingWEB

Windows 2000 Should Ship Year-End; Microsoft to Spend $3.8 Billion on R&D

During the Dell DirectConnect conference this week, Microsoft chairman and CEO Bill Gates told 1,200 managers he believed Windows 2000 will ship by the end of the year. Gates also reported that Microsoft will spend $3.8 billion this year on research and development endeavors.

Gates said the tie-in with Austin-based Dell Computer Corporation starts with the two companies' efforts to change the traditional way work is accomplished by employing a paperless and efficient work environment. For example, Microsoft is working with Dell to develop new technologies for end-to-end direct business that leverage the Internet's abilities. This includes an online IT desk enabling users to quickly fix problems rather than calling a technician.

Gates also informed the audience that Microsoft's next move is to help revolutionize the workplace by creating software that works anyplace and on any device.

Wait, there's more!
There's always more at AccountingWEB. We're an active community of financial professionals and journalists who strive to bring you valuable content every day. If you'd like, let us know your interests and we'll send you a few articles every week either in taxation, practice excellence, or just our most popular stories from that week. It's free to sign up and to be a part of our community.
Premium content is currently locked

Editor's Choice

WHAT KIND OF FIRM ARE YOU?
As part of our continued effort to provide valuable resources and insight to our subscribers, we're conducting this brief survey to learn more about your personal experiences in the accounting profession. We will be giving away five $50 Amazon gift cards, and a $250 Amazon gift card to one lucky participant.
This is strictly for internal use and data will not be sold
or shared with any third parties.