SharePoint is a web-based tool for managing content. It provides common collaboration and productivity tools — including document libraries, wikis, blogs, discussion forums, event calendars, announcements, and task lists.
Built-in web content and document management capabilities allow you to create, store, edit, and distribute web pages and Office documents. Workflow tools allow you to automate business processes such as approvals and publishing.
In addition to SharePoint's standard capabilities, IT Services provides these additional features with Stanford's SharePoint service:
- An infrastructure architected for high availability, secure access, and content protection, including clustered and load-balanced servers, 24/7 monitoring, Stanford Kerberos integration, and nightly content backups
- 1GB of disk space for building website collections and for storing documents, web content, and other web-accessible assets. (Purchase additional space as needed for a monthly fee.)
- Separate development environment for testing and developing changes to your production site collection
- Online documentation
- Support for vanity URLs (e.g., name.stanford.edu)
- Public access to your content (if you choose)
- Use of workgroup manager for access control
- Five hours of initial training and application configuration
The following demos provide more information about SharePoint:
To request a SharePoint service site, submit an OrderIT request.