How we tested Sharepoint

How we tested SharePoint Server 2007.

We installed SharePoint on an HP DL365 server with a 2.6 GHz Opteron dual-core CPU, 2GB of RAM and 54GB of disk space. (Special thanks to HP for the equipment loan).

During the creation of our test site, we tried all of the available templates within SharePoint. Document stores were created, files checked out, edited and submitted for approval. Calendars were created, appointments made and tasks assigned. Profiles were created, colleagues tracked and pictures were attached.

We used different operating systems to test with, as well. On Windows XP, we used Mozilla Firefox (Version 2.0 and 1.5) as well as Microsoft Internet Explorer (Version 7.0 and 6.0). For Mac OS 10.3, we checked things out using both Safari 1.2 and Firefox 2.0.

On Red Hat Linux, we accessed SharePoint via using Firefox 2.0. While we didn't spend a lot of time on these platforms, the experience was equivalent to running Firefox on Windows XP.

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