During 1996, customers started contacting DIGITAL, and OpenVMS in particular, for information
about the status of our products with regard to the Year 2000 problem. Requests for information
typically centered around the following questions:
- Status of OpenVMS products
"Are OpenVMS products currently Year 2000 ready? Are there any problems or limitations?"
The OpenVMS operating system is ready for the year 2000 now! The
results of our investigations are
posted on the World Wide Web, including some minor restrictions that were found.
- Strategy and plans
"What plans are in place to ensure Year 2000 readiness of OpenVMS products?"
The cornerstones of the OpenVMS Year 2000 Initiative are all discussed
in this document: Investigation,
Testing, Documentation, and Solutions.
"When will Year 2000 ready releases of OpenVMS products be available?"
Year 2000 enhancements for Version 7.1, Version 6.2, and Version 5.5-2 are ready now!
"How long will these versions be supported?"
DIGITAL has committed to an extended support program that ensures coverage beyond the year 2000.