SharePoint is a platform for customers to build customized, collaborative team websites. This tool is tightly integrated with Microsoft Office Suite tools such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, InfoPath, Access, Visio and others. Some common features out of many are:
Note: A complete list of all features offered by this product can be found on Microsoft's site at: Microsoft Features
To create a new SharePoint collaboration site, use the order link on this page. You will be able to specify the URL that would be appropriate for your organization. If you need access to an existing SharePoint site, you must contact the organization that operates that site. The Office of IT will not grant access to sites after they have been created and turned over to the site owner.
Note: You must be logged in to this site as a full time employee of BYU in order to request a SharePoint site. You may want to work with your CSR to establish this site as well.
SharePoint sites are hosted on campus by the Office of IT. Access permissions to each site are configured by the site owner. The site may be restricted by login to just a few individuals (this is the default) or it may be opened up for public access. In either case, the site will be available to permitted users either on or off campus through a supported web browser.
The content of your SharePoint site is backed up nightly by the Office of IT unless you configure a document library on your site to store content on department-controlled servers. A site collection (the first site you request, along with any sub-sites you create yourself) has an initial cumulative storage quota of 5GB. Additional storage space is available on request at no additional charge.
There is a one-time charge of $106.05 for each site collection ordered. This includes 5 GB of storage space.
Consulting Service - $75 per hour. Customers who would like OIT help in designing or working with their site should contact OIT Service Desk (2-4000) to arrange this service.
sp.byu.edu: BYU Peer Support for SharePoint discussions
SharePoint Policies; Policies that help govern the use of SharePoint.
Online Books including many titles on SharePoint 2010: http://dbs.lib.byu.edu/safari-tech-books
Training can be found at ytrain.byu.edu and by searching "SharePoint Basics"
Microsoft SharePoint Resource Center: Resource Center
** SharePoint is a widely used service and there are many additional resources that users may want to discover and use to help them.
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