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SharePoint Server is a server platform for information sharing, collaboration, and content management. Its services can be accessed only by appropriately licensed internal users.
This product includes a server license. Each user or device that accesses SharePoint Server must have a Standard client access license (CAL). Additive Enterprise CALs are required to access certain features. See a summary of Volume Licensing Product Use Rights for specific licensing details.
Benefits for Organisations
If you have system administration experience, you can use SharePoint Server to:
SharePoint Server Foundation
SharePoint Foundation is a collaboration platform and foundation for building web applications. It is available free of charge from Microsoft. All of the features in SharePoint Foundation are also available in SharePoint Server.
Obtaining This Product
Installing this product requires installation media and a license key. The license key allows you to use the installation media to install the product on as many computers as you have received licenses for.
Expect three emails:
Under the Software Assurance programme, you have the right to install any new release of products covered in the agreement during the term of your coverage.
SharePoint 2013 system requirements can vary according to such factors as system configuration and options in use. See Hardware and software requirements for SharePoint 2013 for a detailed list of requirements.
This programme is currently available only to eligible UK Registered Charities
Products will be distributed to eligible organisations only, not to individuals, and within the Microsoft Guidelines.
Organisations which provide the following types of services MAY be eligible to receive Microsoft donations through this programme:
Additional types of organisations MAY be eligible to receive Microsoft donations through this programme, including:
The following types of organisations are NOT eligible to receive Microsoft donations through this programme:
Provided an organisation meets the Eligibility Criteria for the Microsoft Software Donations Programme, donation requests can be made in line with the following entitlement guidelines:
Please see Microsoft Software Donations Programme FAQs for further information.