Microsoft Corporation is testing a new version of its Windows Update Web site that will allow corporations to keep their computers up-to-date with the latest operating system updates. Dubbed "Windows Update Corporate," the new site will support a variety of Microsoft operating systems and related products, including Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0 (Alpha and Intel) and Internet Explorer 5.0.

Windows Update Corporate is notable in that it brings legacy operating systems such as Windows 95 and NT 4.0 into the automatic update realm now enjoyed by Windows 98 and Windows 2000 users. Users will be able to search the site by operating system, component type (audio, display driver, etc.), and/or manufacturer, providing a powerful range of functionality. Extensive filtering and sorting of search results makes using this site more intuitive.

An integrated product catalog will offer an extensive set of Microsoft logo device drivers and updates to Microsoft Windows and related software components. Users can download items from the catalog, save them to any location within a network, and test and validate these components before redistributing them to users.

Microsoft Windows Update Corporate is currently being beta tested and is expected to be released publicly concurrently with Windows 2000