Overview: SharePoint

Microsoft SharePoint Online is a web-based collaborative platform that can be used for storing and sharing content securely, as well as to create secure websites, such as intranets, or to collaborate with external users. SharePoint Online is part of the Nexus 365 suite of applications, is cloud-based and has been available to members of the University since November 2020.

SharePoint on-premise

SharePoint 2013 (on premise) is now closed and is no longer available


Meeting solution in SharePoint Online

There are two versions of a Meeting Solution in SharePoint Online, which are now available:

  1. Basic Meeting Site, which provides the functionality for a meeting with documents
  2. Committee Meeting Site, which provides functionality for meetings, with documentation and security levels to manage who can access what content

You can easily request a Meeting Solution through IT self service - on the "Type of site" drop-down, select either "Basic Meeting site" or "Committee Meeting site". 

For more information, please see the Meeting Solution for SharePoint Online page on the IT Help website. 

Getting started with SharePoint Online

There is a lot of information about SharePoint Online on this website. We suggest you might want to read the following pages and Quick Reference Guides before requesting new sites:

Get SharePoint Online

There is further information and guidance about SharePoint Online on the projects website:

SharePoint Online sites are provided "out-of-the-box" without customisation, so Microsoft’s support website, and other external help websites, are accurate sources of additional advice.

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