Lionbridge Expands Windows 2000 Logo Testing to 4th Veritest Lab
- By Scott Bekker
Lionbridge Technologies Inc. (www.lionbridge.com
) expanded its Windows
2000 application certification testing to a fourth Veritest lab today in an effort
to open the process to more international software developers.
Lionbridge’s Veritest unit is the sole authorized provider
of certification testing for Windows 2000 worldwide. With Windows 2000,
Microsoft Corp. (www.microsoft.com) set
far more stringent requirements for applications to get a certified logo than
it had set with Windows NT.
The new Windows 2000 certification testing will take place
at the Veritest Labs in Ballina, Ireland. The Irish lab joins Veritest labs
conducting Windows 2000 tests in Los Angeles, Paris, and Tokyo.
“Because 50 percent of worldwide software sales occur
outside the United States, Lionbridge is working closely with international
developers to help ensure that their applications are optimized for the
Microsoft Windows 2000 family of operating systems,” Lionbridge CEO Rory Cowan
said in a statement.
Thus far, Veritest has certified about 40 applications for
Windows 2000 Professional and Windows 2000 Server. Microsoft officials have
said they hope to have about 100 applications certified for the operating
system by June. – Scott Bekker
Scott Bekker is editor in chief of Redmond Channel Partner magazine.