One Microsoft customer, Honeywell ACS, with 40,000 employees worldwide, wanted a solution to allow the company to collaborate more effectively. It chose SharePoint Team Services to achieve this, Sam Wilson, the technical lead, said in a videotaped interview shown at the launch. Honeywell expects to save $2.7 million through the adoption of the product, company officials said. Windows Server 2003 also includes a new and innovative feature that allows users who accidentally delete files or content to restore previous versions of these documents directly from their desktops. This feature was demonstrated on stage by Katy Hunter, a Windows Server group product manager, to much audience applause.
There are already more than 12,000 SharePoint Team Services sites within Microsoft on Windows Server 2003. "No-one sets up a file share anymore," Ballmer said.