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The prior on-premises version of SharePoint, 2013, was decommissioned on April 30th as all CUMC SharePoint sites have successfully moved to the new SharePoint Online. The new web address for CUMC SharePoint sites is formatted as:<yoursiteabbreviation>

Where <yoursiteabbreviation> is the unique name chosen for the SharePoint site by your department or group.
The previous web address for SharePoint (ex: will no longer work.

For additional help please check with the SharePoint Site Owner before contacting 5-Help. The Site Owners are typically someone in your department or group.
If you are not sure who this is please try asking others who use the SharePoint site.

General Information
CUMC IT offers SharePoint web sites for Medical Center groups and departments. A SharePoint site provides several team and project collaboration features for users in a department such as:
  • Document Libraries - document collaboration with version history
  • Wikis and blogs
  • Discussion boards
  • Project and Task Lists
  • Contacts, calendars, and tasks
  • Rich integration with Microsoft Office Web Apps on the PC and Mac
Sites are managed within your group, allowing for granular levels of access based on your needs. Note that while SharePoint is great for collaboration, we recommend using Network Drives for long term storage. Please contact us at 5-Help (212-305-4357), extension 5 to request more information about having a site made available for your group.

Using SharePoint
To reach your departmental SharePoint site, please contact the person in your department who manages the site or who originally gave you access. You must have an MC Domain account to use SharePoint; accounts for non-CUMC affiliates can be created if requested and approved, please call us for details. Permissions to access group or department sites are managed by the site owner, not CUMC IT, so it is best to contact this person to verify that your permissions have not been changed.

Supported Browsers
SharePoint is compatible with standard web browsers on both Windows and Macintosh computers.

SharePoint Help
See Microsoft's SharePoint help center for tutorials and more.
You can also search for SharePoint Online tutorials via Columbia's subscription to Both the Libraries and HR sites link to (scroll to the bottom of the Libraries page for Online Tutorials, or select the Online Learning link if using the Human Resources page), simply log in with your UNI and password and search for "SharePoint Online" to see available courses.

Note that all of the features described in tutorials may not be available, either due to your individual permissions in a given SharePoint site or the components that are installed for CUMC SharePoint Online.