• Office Web Apps – This feature allows users to Open and Edit (based on permissions) Microsoft Office Documents directly in the browser allowing user's without MS Office, or with older versions of the software, to access documents. Office Web Apps, when used with SharePoint 2013, enables users to track changes, view and add comments, co-author documents, preview documents in a search, and share links directly to the documents with other users.
  • Web/Team Collaboration Sites – Most common Site type. A team site is a collection of pages, site templates, lists, libraries, and assets configured for the purpose of achieving a goal. A team site must have at least one Site Owner.
  • Business Intelligence Sites – BI Sites are limited to users with specific needs for Business Intelligence and a Site Owner familiar with processing BI reports. Each site includes a set of prebuilt lists and libraries used for BI content. Dashboards are available on Business Intelligence Sites.
  • MySites – Social media style user site which allows users to create/modify their own profile, create blogs and follow other users and sites. MySites is an optional tool open to all users with DSA SharePoint Membership. With MySites, the individual is the Site Owner.
  • Wiki Sites - You can use a SharePoint wiki site to share knowledge, brainstorm ideas, collaborate with your team on a design, create an instruction guide, build an encyclopedia of knowledge, or just write down daily information in an easily accessible and modifiable format.
  • WYSIWYG – (What You See is What You Get) SharePoint is an HTML editor. The user enters plain text and uses the Microsoft Ribbon to configure formatting. The content is rendered in HTML without the user needing to use HTML coding.
  • Lists – A SharePoint list is a container for information, similar to a very simple database or spreadsheet. Using a list is the most common way to manage information in a SharePoint Site. In a list, data is gathered in rows, and each row is known as a list item. Lists are customizable based on the business need.
  • Web Pages – Web pages contain information accessible to multiple people viewed through a browser and are usually grouped by type of content. Web pages offer version control allowing site owners to view previous versions of a page including when the changes were made and by whom. It is also possible for Site Owners/Contributors to roll back to a previous version of a page.
  • Hyperlinks – pages may contain links to content on the same page, another page on the DSA SharePoint Portal, or external websites.

  • Discussion Boards/Forums – Discussion boards allow users to communicate with one or a group of people about a specific topic. Discussion board forums record users' discussions and facilitate collaboration.

 

  • Document Sharing/Management – Documents contain information accessible to multiple people viewed through the web browser. SharePoint offers version control of all documents with an automated file retention policy. Document management is best suited and targeted for documents in collaboration areas to be viewed and/or edited by multiple team members. Acceptable document file types for SharePoint include .pdf, as well as all versions of Microsoft Office extensions.
  • Picture/Image Libraries – The following graphic formats are supported in a Windows SharePoint Services picture library. You can create thumbnail images of files that use any of the following extensions: .jpeg, .png and .gif. Images can be uploaded once to the appropriate library and used continuously on any Page on the Site. Image size/style can be altered directly on the page.
  • Video Library – SharePoint Video Libraries are used to store video files.
  • Surveys – A survey is a customizable list that enables the owner to create questions, allow multiple people to respond to the questions, and have the results summarized. You can use surveys to ask people what they think about issues, how to improve your processes, and many other topics.
  • Announcements – a customizable list used to publish information to viewers. Users can view Announcements from a Page and/or have alerts sent to them via email each time the list changes.
  • Calendars – You can use a calendar to store team events, including meetings, social events, and all-day events. You can also track team milestones, such as deadlines, that are not specific to a time interval.
  • Alerts – Users who subscribe to alerts are notified via email when items are added, deleted and changed.
  • Tasks – Displays a collection of tasks that are part of a project. With a task list, you can add tasks, assign resources to tasks, update the progress on tasks, and view the task information on bars that are displayed along a timeline.
  • Blogs - A blog is a Web site that enables you or your team to quickly share ideas and information. Blogs contain posts that are dated and listed in reverse chronological order. People can comment on your posts, as well as provide links to interesting sites, photos, and related blogs
  • Out-of-the-box Webparts - The building blocks of pages in SharePoint. They are components that show data, and they can be placed in certain regions of a page—known as web part zones. A page can hold many web parts, in different zones or in the same zone.
  • Search – Search is enabled on the DSA SharePoint Portal. A Search on the Portal will only render results from content the user has permission to access.