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OIT launches online collaborative tools; WebSpace and SharePoint

OIT is pleased to announce the availability of WebSpace and SharePoint, two new collaborative services designed to facilitate and support the sharing of information and communication of ideas among people working towards a common goal.

What is WebSpace?
WebSpace is a new online system for storing and sharing files. With 5 gigabytes of available disk space, WebSpace makes it easy to share files with colleagues around the world or around the corner. WebSpace is the appropriate choice if you are interested in providing your colleagues with remote access to files you wish to share, linking your files with Blackboard, or exchanging files among students in a class.

What is SharePoint?
SharePoint is a web-based tool for team collaboration, especially useful when managing projects. Information such as documents, pictures, forms, slides and wiki pages can be shared. Tasks, calendars, events, and issues can be tracked and managed with a group using features such as document management and workflow.

Which one is best to use?

  • WebSpace is primarily for managing and collaborating with files, such as Word and Excel documents.
  • SharePoint is primarily for team communication via a website with useful widgets including discussion boards, calendars, and document libraries.
  • OIT can assist you in identifying the most appropriate tool(s) and services to meet your specific needs.

OIT can assist you in identifying the most appropriate tool(s) and services to meet your specific needs as well as provide guidance and technical support to make sure that electronic collaboration is successfully deployed for yourgroup. For more information on these services and OIT contact information, please see: kb.princeton.edu/9905.