HP Opens Its Doors to Windows 2000

HP introduced a series of service and support options to help customers migrate smoothly to the Microsoft Windows 2000 Server network operating system. HP will provide comprehensive services to help customers plan, design, implement and maintain Microsoft technology across the enterprise for mission-critical applications on Windows 2000.

As a participant in the Windows 2000 Joint Development Program, HP has worked closely with the company during the development of Windows 2000 to make sure the operating system delivers fully tested, optimized, secure, reliable business systems that allow maximum uptime. "We anticipate that about 40 percent of medium- to large-size enterprises will deploy Windows 2000 this year," says David Stubbs, General Manager of HP’s Microsoft Services Operation, Customer Services and Support Group.

To ease the transition, HP will provide training for Windows 2000, delivering instruction via the Web and at dedicated education centers worldwide. HP will also offer services, which are available immediately, and which include Readiness Assessment, Active Directory Planning and Design, Server and Storage Consolidation, Proof-of-concept Testing, and Windows 2000 Migration Planning and Implementation. HP also plans to offer a Microsoft Official Curriculum online training program for Windows 2000 Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE) certification.

Information on HP’s Microsoft training and education is available at www.itresourcecenter.hp.com.