Stories by Michael Vizard and Bob Trott

Microsoft's Allchin Backs All-Inclusive Strategy

FEB. 17, THE day Microsoft launches Windows 2000, will be an important date in the life of Jim Allchin. For the past four years, Allchin has led the charge at the Redmond, Wash., company for Windows NT 5.0, now Windows 2000. Recently promoted to group vice president of the Platforms Group, Allchin is one of the senior Microsoft executives who are "betting the company" on the next-generation operating system.