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SharePoint and Content Management Services for Shared Environments

SharePoint and Content Management Services provide collaboration and document management services that allow for information sharing, content management, and easy team collaboration with documents, tasks, events, and meetings. 

The SharePoint Services are offered in a centrally managed, fully redundant environment with hierarchical and distributed security and document-level backup and restore. The service features 24x7 site monitoring and provides redundancy with web front-end load balancing, automatic failover, and a clustered database backend. 

Customer Benefits

This service is currently deployed on Microsoft Office SharePoint Services 2010 platform. Custom NIH templates with a standard NIH header and footer are available, tailored for team sites, document sites, meeting sites, content sites, and discussion sites. SharePoint is compatible and integrated with Microsoft Office 2007 and 2010 for Windows products and is compatible with Microsoft Office 2008 and 2011 for Macintosh. SharePoint provides agile provisioning of team sites for information sharing and team productivity.  
SharePoint Publishing provides customers the ability to easily and quickly publish content without assistance from their IT department. 
SharePoint 2010 customers who have purchased premium Client Access Licenses (CALs) can use the Excel Services, Business Intelligence, and Business Process Forms features. Supported services in SharePoint 2010 include Excel Services, Blogs, Business Connectivity Services (BCS), Search, Dashboards, MetaData, OOTB Web Parts, People Search, Sandbox solutions, Visual Upgrade, Wikis, Publishing, Infopath, and Mail. 
Support for custom code deployment is also available. Each customer designates a Site Administrator who has administrative access to their project’s site. CIT offers regular training sessions to ensure site administrators have a solid operational background.

Customer Market

This service is available to all NIH customers and to customers of other Government Agencies.

Frequently Asked Questions


Q: Where can I find the rates for SharePoint Services?
A: The rates can be found at under “Microsoft Windows Services.”

Q: How can I learn more about setting up a SharePoint service for my organization? 
A: If you are interested in SharePoint services, please contact the NIH IT Service Desk on the Web or by phone at 301-496-HELP (301-496-4357), 866-319-4357 (toll free), or 301-496-8294 (TTY).
Q: If I set up a SharePoint site for my organization, will users need to remember another user name and password?
A: SharePoint is integrated with Active Directory and NIH Login, allowing the use of the same account that is used to access other NIH resources. In addition, access to SharePoint sites can be granted to external collaborators if the Site Administrator chooses to do so.
Q: I would like to have more of an idea of what SharePoint has to offer. Does CIT offer classes on SharePoint? 
A: Yes, go to the CIT Computer Training Program website ( and type SharePoint into the “Search Courses” box, and you will see the list of upcoming classes on how to collaborate using SharePoint.
You are also welcome to join the NIH SharePoint Users Group that meets on a regular basis on the NIH campus. Visit the NIH SharePoint Community site at for meeting dates, topics, and other SharePoint information.

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This page last reviewed: March 09, 2011