A simple guide to SharePoint General information about the project for briefing colleagues. Introduction to the project .
Information Services is project-managing the University of Brighton’s move to SharePoint. The team is already in discussion with a number of departments about what SharePoint could do for them.
These slides contain useful background information about the project. Perhaps your school or department:
Whatever stage your school or department is at, the key aim of this presentation is to ensure that your staff have a clear understanding about the SharePoint project and their role in it.
Has two main sections:
SharePoint is playing a key role in supporting the university’s aim to transform our use of digital technologies, within the Strategic Plan.
“The university will develop its IT infrastructure… with an aspiration to become a sector leader in the use of mobile technologies to support research and learning by 2020.”
“Students and staff can expect to have high quality digital infrastructure that optimises the use of developing mobile technologies and allows better communication and access to information.”
“… establish renewed internal communications systems that work for everybody.”
Only you can access information stored here
(Contact information, file and storage space)
The project has three parts:
(Information for your school/department)
Teams in the department can access information stored here for sharing within and outside the department
(Information for all staff)
Intranet for all university staff. This is also your ‘shop window’ to communicate about your department/school
Accessing services (e.g. HR, Estates, etc.)
on projects, across
The SharePoint project is about putting in place a digital one-stop-shop for staff to access information and services to help them with working life at the university.
Sharing and storing information online
News, events and projects at the university
New Internal Communications teamYour SharePoint support team
Internal Communications Manager
Asst. Director of Information Services: Customer Services
Student Engagement Officer: Student Central
Portal and Mobile Technologies Manager
Internal Communications Officer
Portal Technologies Advisor (Integration)
Portal Technologies Advisor (Documents)
My site (Phase 1 from Sept. 2012 onwards)Project phases and timescales
Ready and available
SharePoint is evolving. We are learning together and this presents challenges with:
Can I access SharePoint from my tablet or Smart phone?
I’ve heard a lot about SharePoint, but haven’t seen much.Myth-busting (Have a question? Email: [email protected])
No. You can use any web browser. But IE and Firefox work best.
Yes you can, using the web or with the Staffcentral app for mobiles and tablets.
We are working to a structured programme prioritising key services, to put SharePoint in place. This is supported by a small team, working hard to ensure your needs are met by the system.
I’m concerned about security on the web. Is SharePoint secure?
SharePoint does not work on a MAC.
I can only access SharePoint at work.
Yes it is. Access to SharePoint is set up so that staff can access the system securely when they are in or out of the office. If you use a mobile/ smartphone or tablet device, please ensure that you have a securitypin code for it, in case of loss or theft.
Yes it does. Moving documents from your machine to SharePoint works in a different way. But you can access information and share files and updates using the Shareplus (Staffcentral) app for your MAC.
No. You can access it at home with your internet connection. You need your username and password to log on to it.
Detailed information on each of the project phases is available in:
For help and support with SharePoint please contact the project team at: [email protected]