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SharePoint

General Information
CUMC IT offers SharePoint 2010 web sites for Medical Center groups and departments. A SharePoint site provides an intuitive area for collaboration online, including document, calendar and list sharing with only an approved MC Domain account required. These sites are managed within your group, allowing for granular levels of access based on your needs.

Please visit What is SharePoint? on Microsoft's website for general information about the program, or contact us at 5-Help (212-305-4357), extension 5 to request more information about having a site made available for your group.

Supported Browsers
Internet Explorer is most compatible for use with SharePoint and is the supported browser on Windows computers.
Safari is supported for use with SharePoint on Macintosh computers. Please note that due to the use of Microsoft's Active X technology (available in IE only) not all SharePoint features will be available with Safari.

CUMC SharePoint Addresses
An upgrade to the SharePoint server in 2012 changed the beginning of CUMC SharePoint addresses to https://sps. from https://sp.
For example, a site address that had been: https://sp.cumc.columbia.edu/cumc/mydept
will have changed to: https://sps.cumc.columbia.edu/cumc/mydept

When visiting a CUMC SharePoint site please be sure you are using an address that begins with https://sps...
If you are still not able to reach your site please contact the person in your department who manages the site or who originally gave you access. 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.

Also be sure you are using a supported browser: Internet Explorer on Windows or Safari on Macintosh.

SharePoint 2010 Help
Please see Microsoft's online tutorials for help in using SharePoint 2010 interface: Getting started with SharePoint 2010
Note that all of the features described in tutorials such as editing pages in web browsers may not be available, either due to your individual permissions in a given SharePoint site or the components that are installed on the CUMC IT SharePoint server.
 
 
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