Back in the early days of MS SharePoint you could install SharePoint Team Services on any computer that had the capacity to run Windows XP or Windows 2000 Server. It was a straight forward app with it's own data engine which didn't require the installation/hassle
of installing MS SQL Server.
For those of us who are running MS apps/OS such as Windows Home Server we are finding that you have to either build or purchase something equivalent to a HP Media Server EX490/495 to be able to use MS SharePoint Services 3.0 or MS SharePoint Foundation.
For home user/small business users why not provide a version MS SharePoint that is more user friendly for the everyday Windows 7 end user who is using Win 7 Pro or better? I can install the old SharePoint Team Services from my old Office 10 Pro CD
and get it to work in a Virtual PC Win XP environment on Windows 7 Pro but then have to perform a lot of tasks to get it talk outside the Virtual PC environment and make it accessible to other Win 7 users.
With every good app Microsoft comes out with, they seem to develop it to the extent that you have to be a Microsoft geek just to use it. I have lost numerous customers who were using MS Sharepoint solutions in the past because they are SMALL businesses
and do not have the luxury or budget to be purchasing QUAD core servers, Win Server 2008 - R2, MS S
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