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Product: Exchange 2000 Server/Enterprise Server
Company: Microsoft
Website: http://www.microsoft.com
Estimated Street Price: Pricing Information
Review By: Stewart Saathoff

Final Results and Overall Mark

Table Of Contents
1: Introduction
2: Service Pack 1
3: System Requirements

4: Pricing
5: Installation Options
6: Upgrading

7: Migrating
8: Administrative Interface
9: Client Interface

10: Recovery Options
11: Conclusion

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

Final Comments

How It Grades
  Stability: 85%
Ease of Use: 85%
Performance: 90%
Features: 95%
Integration: 75%
Recoverability: 75%
Value: 95%
Overall: 82%
 

Well, I hope that this gets you off to a good start with understanding what Exchange really is and if it is the system for you.  Microsoft has done another great job for a mail system with Exchange 2000.  It is clear that they are laying the .Net framework with this BackOffice Product turning Exchange into the perfect BackOffice product to widely expose the .Net vision.  The Web Storage System included in Exchange 2000 along with the ExIFS gives us all a clear look at how effective databases can be when it comes to replacing a normal file system in favor of something that can be more tightly integrated with the web.  Exchange 2000s databases can be navigated through just like the File System in Windows 2000, and even assigned permissions in the same way that they are assigned through NTFS.  The information in Exchange 2000 can be accessed through web browsers, Office applications and even handheld devices.  This is the Foundation of the Future for Microsoft.  Welcome to Exchange.

 

Specs & Package
Overall Score 86%
Version Reviewed Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server/Enterprise Server
Release Date Available Now!
In the Box CD
User Manual
The Good Points Stability
Integration with Active Directory
Migration Utilities
Functionality
The Bad Points Recoverability (ESEUtil)
Integration with other messaging systems
Reviewers PC Setup

Various Configurations, Ranging From:

400 MHz Server w/ 256 MB RAM to
Quad 500 MHz Xeon System w/ 4 GB RAM

PC Required  

System Requirements Page

  

Recovery Options  

 

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