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 University-funded: No charge
    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 made available to University of Minnesota departments through the Microsoft EES (Campus Agreement) contract. There are no individual charges to departments.   

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

    To request SharePoint server, email the following information to [email protected]:

    • Explain how you will use Sharepoint Server.
    • If applicable, indicate why other more widely used products are not sufficient.
    • Indicate if you want the Standard or Enterprise version of Sharepont Server.

    Please note: The Microsoft EES Campus Agreement only includes Standard Client Access Licenses (CALs); if you need Enterprise CALs you will need to purchase those through our Microsoft Select Plus contract reseller, CDWG. 

    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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