Prerequisites for using BSCW

Requirements for using BSCW are minimal:

To register as a user of a BSCW server, you must have a personal email address.

To access shared workspaces and to download documents to your local computer, you need a Web browser that supports forms and basic authentication. Most browsers do that, e.g. the current versions of Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Apple’s Safari.

The standard way to upload documents to a BSCW workspace is to use the built-in file upload function of current Web browsers. In case of problems you may have to use one of BSCW’s upload helpers (see 13.5 BSCW upload helpers).