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Product: SharePoint Team Services
Company: Microsoft
Estimated Street Price: See Pricing
Review By: Ben C. Edwards

Final Results And Overall Mark  

Table Of Contents
1: Introduction
2: Pricing & System Requirements
3: Working with SharePoint
4: Conclusion

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


Final Comments

How It Grades

Installation: 99%
Stability: 90%
Ease of Use:
Performance: 85%
Ease of use:
Features: 95%
Recoverability: 75%
Value: 95%
Overall: 90.5%

Installation is the easiest yet that I have dealt with for a server product.  As far as stability is concerned I have had no problems whatsoever with SharePoint flaking out or something screwy going on.  It just works®.  Integration with Office XP is great and really adds value to your investment of Office Technologies.  Recoverability for SharePoint gets a C.  I have never like recovering FrontPage webs and SharePoint complicates the matter even more.  You won’t be able to change the hierarchy of your webs once you set them up the first time.  In other words if you have subwebs that utilize Team Services you won’t be able to move them to a different directory or the root level.  Just something to keep in mind to make sure you do it the way you want it the first time.  Otherwise it’s just easier to scratch the web and start anew.  For the price of FrontPage Team Services is definitely a bargain.  Overall I give it an A.  Team Services is featured packed and I am very impressed with the product as this is just a 1.0 release (and people say Microsoft can’t get it right on the first try).  It will be very exciting to see how this product matures over time. 


Specs & Package
Overall Score 90.5%
Version Reviewed SharePoint Team Services
Release Date Out Now
In The Box? N/A
The Good Points Installation is a snap
Document Libraries
Integration with Office XP
The Bad Points Recovering/Moving SharePoint Team Services Based Sites
Reviewers Specs

Dell Dimension XPS R400
Windows XP Professional
P3 400 MHz
128 MB of RAM

Dell Optiplex G1
Windows 2000 Server
SQL 2000 Server
P3 1 GHz
512 MB of RSM

PC Required

See System Requirements


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