SharePoint Server (Microsoft)

SharePoint Server is a software platform for collaboration and web publishing that combines a number of capabilities under a single server. These capabilities include:

  • Portal
  • Content management system
  • Business intelligence
  • Search
  • Wikis
  • Blogs
  • Application development

It enables users to perform a number of common tasks, but without having to install a separate server for each function, such as:

  • Publishing a website or intranet
  • Searching for content
  • Managing content
  • Creating applications

Here at the University of Minnesota, with few exceptions, we are utilizing the Google infrastructure solutions.

    Purchase or Download

    Purchase or Download

    UMN Licenses

    Availability Cost
    Department For installation on a University-owned device Not available
    Employee For installation on an employee's personal device Not available
    Student For installation on a student's personal device Not available

    Instructions for Departments

    SharePoint Server is not in widespread use at the University, some of its features may be covered by other more widely adopted services, including ones offered through Google. 

    Like OneDrive, Sharepoint is not enabled under the University's Office 365 license agreement and is not supported by University of Minnesota OIT. This is due to the fact there are not support mechanisms in place to support the usage of Sharepoint through Office 365. This might change in the future, but at this time there is no concrete date for Sharepoint to be enabled.

    Terms and Conditions

    General Technology Products Terms & Conditions apply to this software license. If additional terms and conditions apply to this item, they will be listed below.


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