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Product: Project 2000
Company: Microsoft
Estimated Street Price: $499.00
Review By: Julien JAY

Final Results and Overall Mark

Table Of Contents
1: Introduction
2: Setup & Project Central
3: First Start & features

4: Advanced features and flexible analysis
5: Conclusion

Well we have reached the end of the review. Here are my final comments, notes and grades for Microsoft Project 2000.



Final Comments

How It Grades
  Installation: 95%
Performance: 95%
Features: 95%
Ease of Use: 90%
Server tool: 95%
Users' Guide: 95%
Price: 80%
Overall: 92%


This new milestone of Microsoft Project is a major release that really brings a lot of long awaited enhancements. The fact that Microsoft Project 2000 uses exactly the same interface (absolutely no difference) than other Microsoft Office 2000 is a gage of integration and homogeneity. Microsoft Project Central is really the ultimate companion for Project users and is packed full of features users haven’t even dreamt of yet. The only problem is that it requires NT4 SP3 or greater and IIS: if you haven't got this environment you won't be able to use it. With Project 2000, Microsoft will surely extend its user base with many new users because of this software’s unprecedented ease of use. Finally Microsoft Project 2000 is really state of the art project management software that leaves other competing software solutions in the dust!


Specs & Package
Overall Score 92%
Version Reviewed Microsoft Project 2000
Release Date Already in stores!
In The Box? 1 User's guide,
1 CD.
The Good Points Ease of use
Tons of new features
Advanced collaborating tools
Microsoft Project Central
New Office 2000 like interface
The Bad Points Project Central requires Windows NT 4 + IIS
New Project 2000 file format that replaces the old one and isn't compatible with MPX files.
Reviewers PC Setup Pentium III 1 Ghz B
Intel VC820 Motherboard
Windows Millennium Edition
256 MB PC800 RDRAM w/ECC
DirectX 7a
17" Sony Trinitron Monitor
Hercules 3D Prophet II Ultra - 64Mb AGP 4x Graphics Card
Sound Blaster Live! Platinum
Adaptec 19160 Ultra SCSI card
Pinnacle Miro DC30+
Pinnacle Studio DV
Pinnacle Studio PCTV USB

Microsoft TrackBall Optical
Microsoft Natural Keyboard Pro

DVD Pioneer 105s (16/40x)
PC Required Minimum System

Windows 95/98/Me or Windows NT 4.0 SP3/2000
Pentium 75Mhz or greater
32Mb of RAM
CD-Rom Drive
32Mb to 221Mb of available hard disk space
SVGA Screen
Microsoft Mouse or other compatible pointing device

<-- Advanced Features and Flexible Analysis


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