Windows 2000 Desktop Applications

To be certified for Windows operating systems, desktop applications must adhere to the following criteria:

  • Provide a robust, self-repairing installation that helps minimize conflicts among shared components such as dynamic-link libraries (DLLs) so that applications can better co-exist.

  • Offer improved software deployment and management.

  • Correctly maintain user preferences and computer settings, enable roaming users, enable multiple users per computer, and enable regeneration of application settings in computer replacement situations.

  • Run in a tightly controlled network environment so that network administrators can secure and control corporate desktops.

  • Support OnNow power management, which allows users to start their computers at the touch of a key for improved mobile computing experience.

  • Provide a consistent user experience for all users in your organization by supporting accessibility standards to reduce support and training costs.

  • Have the ability to upgrade from Microsoft® Windows® 95 or Microsoft® Windows® 98 to Microsoft® Windows® 2000 Professional.