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 two SharePoint environments in which sites may exist.
SharePoint 2013 (College of Medicine only)
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. 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 2013 has been sunset.
Want or need a SharePoint Site?
See How do I create a SharePoint site? for information on the different ways to create or request a SharePoint site. If you're not sure what you need, please email SharePointSupport@drexel.edu. Our goal is to provide you with the solution that best meets 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 offered monthly. See our Microsoft SharePoint training page to sign up for a live workshop, view recordings of previous sessions or access additional training resources.