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SharePoint

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 2013 Help
Please see Microsoft's online tutorials for help: SharePoint 2013 training.
There are also tutorials via Columbia's subscription to Lynda.com. Both the Libraries and HR sites link to Lynda.com (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 2013" to see available courses.

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.