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.