Data Synchronization: Improvements over NT 4.0 and Windows 98

Windows 2000 improves the user interface and reliability of data synchronization, the process of getting data from a network onto a laptop, working with the data while the laptop is disconnected, and updating the data with changes when the laptop reconnects to the network (see "Why Laptops Need Data Synchronization"). Windows 2000 simplifies synchronization both for files and for settingsĀ—application preferences, network configuration, desktop layout, and all the other behind-the-scenes data that controls how the system looks to the users.

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