Prerequisites for using BSCW

Requirements for using BSCW are minimal:

To register as a user of a BSCW server, you must have a personal e-mail address.

To access shared workspaces and to download documents to your local computer, you need a modern Web browser with JavaScript and cookies activated. You can choose from, e.g., the current versions of Google’s Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Inter­net Explorer, Opera and Apple’s Safari (you find the minimum requirements for browser versions in 2.5 Configuring your Web browser).

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).