SharePoint is a web-based collaborative platform that enables teams to work together efficiently and effectively. They can share and co-author documents, use lists to store and track information, and even automate business processes such as requests and approvals.
Drexel University currently has several SharePoint environments in which sites exist.
System Retirement Update!
As part of retiring the University City SharePoint 2010 environment, Drexel University Information Technology will be removing direct access to SharePoint 2010 from the Internet the first week of February 2020. For a limited time, SharePoint 2010 will continue to be available from on-site computers, and remote computers using Drexel’s Virtual Private Network (VPN). Complete information about Drexel’s VPN is available at https://drexel.edu/it/help/a-z/vpn/.
If you’re currently using SharePoint 2010 and want to check on that site’s migration status, visit https://drexel0.sharepoint.com/sites/sporequests/pages/sitestatus.aspx.
To request assistance with SharePoint, or inquire about the SharePoint migration, email SharePointSupport@drexel.edu.
Launched in 2008, this environment hosts most of the SharePoint sites used by academic and administrative departments other than those affiliated with the Drexel University College of Medicine. If the site you’re using has “moss.drexel.edu” in the address, it’s on SharePoint 2010. Sites hosted here can only be made available to users with current Drexel accounts.
SharePoint 2010 is slated to be decommissioned by the end of the 2019 calendar year. Content not migrated or archived before the system is shut down will be lost. Please see SharePoint 2010 to Office 365 Transition for more information.
The College of Medicine's SharePoint server is primarily used by the College of Medicine and its affiliates. There are users from the University that employ this server when appropriate (e.g., research).
Unlike the recent migration from SharePoint 2010, the path to SharePoint Online involves close coordination with site owners simply due to changes and enhancements. Our applications developed to exchange information with SharePoint 2013 will be migrated to work with SharePoint Online. We plan on decommissioning the on-premise SharePoint 2013 server by December 2019. Please see SharePoint 2013 to Office 365 Transition for more information.
SharePoint Online (Office 365)
In Office 365, SharePoint serves as the storage foundation for Office 365 Groups, Microsoft Teams and, of course, SharePoint Online sites. There are numerous improvements in functionality over SharePoint 2010, including the ability to share content and collaborate with guests outside of Drexel University as well as more modern and intuitive interfaces for lists and document libraries. Eventually, this will be the sole instance of SharePoint available to the Drexel community after SharePoint 2010 and 2013 have been sunset.
Request a SharePoint Site
To find out if SharePoint is right for you or your department, please email SharePointSupport@drexel.edu. Our goal is to provide you with a solution that will meet your needs, so the more detail you can give us about what you’re trying to accomplish, the better equipped we will be to assist you.
Upon receipt, one of our consultants will review your request and respond in 1-2 business days, depending on demand, with a recommendation.
SharePoint training is available as part of a Microsoft Office 365 Certificate program offered through Career Pathway. To learn more and view/register for scheduled sessions:
- Sign in to DrexelOne
- Click the Employee tab
- Click the Career Pathway link under Development and Certifications
- In the Learning menu, select Browse for Training
- Under Subject, select Certificate Programs
- In the list of programs, click "Dragon Development: Microsoft Office 365"